To mark the launch of blockbuster shooter Battlefield 4 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, EA have partnered with artist and Battlefield fan James Chadderton to give gamers a glimpse of how the UK’s streets would look if the game was set in some of the country’s biggest cities.
Battlefield 4 lets players duke it out across war torn combat zones all over the planet, from Azerbaijan to China, but leaves the UK unscathed in its digital version of global conflict. Chadderton, known for his awe-inspiring, photo-realistic prints of post-apocalyptic urban vistas, has created a series of images to show the effects of Battlefield’s epic destruction on the nation’s capital.
Whether it be levelling the once-gleaming hub of London’s financial district as soldiers make their way through the rubble or toppling one of the most recognisable statues in the heart of the capital with a well-placed missile, these images give a glimpse into an alternate, game-inspired reality where battles rage throughout Great Britain with the same devastation and chaos found in Battlefield 4. The striking images were painstakingly put together from a series of digital composites and hand-drawn elements, with each one taking approximately 120 hours to complete.
From tanks bursting through walls to jets buzzing overhead, Battlefield 4 provides an intense, heart-pounding experience unlike any other. It is currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.