The first iteration of Platoons is now available to everyone in Battlefield 4. Detailed earlier this week, Platoons is a way for "you and your friends to get together, organize yourselves, communicate, and fight together to improve your Platoon."
"Whether you want to share experiences in a more private space, or show the world who has the most skilled, most awesome Battlefield 4 team around, Platoons is the way to go," DICE says of the new feature.
Not every feature on the Platoons road map is enabled right now, but players should be able to create and join a Platoon for up to 100 members. Basic management features are implemented such as inviting, applying, and promotion/demoting members. There's also a private and public Platoon feed "for easy communication."
Although anyone is free to join a Platoon (regardless of platform), DICE has restricted the ability to actually create a Platoon. Until March 13, creating a Platoon will require Battlefield 4 Premium and a soldier with at least rank 10.