27/03/2013 05:53 GMT | Updated 27/05/2013 06:12 BST

Battlefield 4: Gameplay Trailer Reveals 17 Minutes Of Brutal Action (VIDEO)

The next generation of video game war simulators has been revealed - and it's utterly brutal.

Battlefield 4 will be released by Dice and EA in autumn 2013 and is already available to pre-order.

It will be released on all the usual systems as well as - presumably - next-gen consoles, though that hasn't been confirmed.

What is already clear is that the game has had a pretty profound graphical update, and looks almost terrifyingly realistic.

With a new, more open style of single player gameplay, destructible environments, a greater focus on vehicles and other enhancements, it could provide an early boost to Sony and Microsoft's new gaming systems.

Take a look at the heart-pounding 17 minute gameplay trailer, above.