Battlefield 4, Electronic Arts’ latest military-based first-person shooter, is slowly marching its way towards a fall release for consoles across the board, but a certain few will be able to take advantage of its most innovative feature.

Back at E3, developer DICE introduced Battlelog, a second-screen application that allows you to view the battlefield and keep track of squadmates in real time during the game as well as prepare loadouts and check stats. The feature is exclusive to PC and next-generation – Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – versions of the game, leaving current console owners out of luck.

One important aspect of Battlelog is making Origin log-in easier by including a QR scanner, so you can use your tablet or smartphone to log in. “It might sound trivial, but it’s actually making something that might be problematic for people super simple,” said Battlelog assistant producer Jesper Nielsen.

Battlefield 4 hits stores on October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It’ll arrive later in the year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: Engadget