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Battlefield's cloud servers could allow for real-time weather effects

Battlefield 4 has a lot of dynamic weather effect, but what about real-time weather based on the skies above your location? It's entirely possible, DICE CEO Patrick Soderlund has suggested.

Speaking with The Guardian, Soderlund discussed the nature of DICE's geo-leaderboards and cloud servers. He said, “I sit the floor above the Battlefield development team and there is no lack of ideas down there. It’s just a matter of, how many of them are feasible and how many can we do."

He continued, “One of the things I think is cool in Battlefield 4 is the geo-leaderboard – you can find out who in your neighbourhood is, say, the best best assault player. That’s cool. And so let’s take that a step further and say, what if we had servers where it pulls in just things as simple as weather and day time from the local area.

"If the server is in Stockholm and it’s sunny, what if the map is sunny, too? What if it’s snowing and dark in Moscow? Okay, let’s have the servers there playing snowy and dark maps. You look at the possibilities and realise you can do so many more things in the cloud-enabled world than we couldn’t do before. That’s frankly one dumb idea from me, but it’s kind of cool!”

It does sound a bit crazy, but would you appreciate such a feature? Let us know what you think below.

Via MP1st.

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