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Post by blaze0041 @ 09:44pm 04/02/11 | 62 Comments
Some details on Battlefield 3 have been announced on the official blog.

Reader's Digest version:

True sequel to the beloved BF2!
Featuring:
- Jets!
- Prone!
- 64-player multiplayer! (PC!)
- Frostbite 2!
Releasing in Spring 2011! (U.S. Fall)

More details on the limited edition will be released in a few weeks at the 2010 Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisico, which AusGamers will once again be on-scene for.

Check out the trailer below, or click here for HD.

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natslovR
Posted 10:15pm 04/2/11
Not sure that's real or teaser porn, but it did the trick. Gonna go watch the video, hope I'm not getting rickrolled
ravn0s
Posted 10:19pm 04/2/11
add co-op to that list. fuck yer!



last edited by ravn0s at 22:19:11 04/Feb/11
DeadlyDav0
Posted 10:26pm 04/2/11
I hope BF3 kicks COD's ass. So sick of the same COD shit but getting worse and worse on PC. I mean 9v9 BLops with laggy ass launch - so glad i didnt pay for my copy. Bring on the 64player games (but without the random disconnections from EA servers like in BFBC2 and Medal of Honor MP).
Sc00bs
Posted 10:28pm 04/2/11
battlefield 50player use to fuckin rock
Tollaz0r!
Posted 10:43pm 04/2/11
Prone? Damn it.

Jets? Win. Harrier please for fun and laughs.
Eorl
Posted 02:24am 05/2/11
I hope BF3 kicks COD's ass. So sick of the same COD shit but getting worse and worse on PC. I mean 9v9 BLops with laggy ass launch - so glad i didnt pay for my copy. Bring on the 64player games (but without the random disconnections from EA servers like in BFBC2 and Medal of Honor MP).

Gotta remember, COD is a arcade shooter now. Everyone seems to forget what it has become, yet want BF to beat the shit out of it. Seriously, don't play a game you don't like, and play ones you do like. I don't want BF to try and "destroy" or outdo COD. That would mean it would have to become more arcade like then COD.

Can't wait, finally some large maps in a good fps. I just hope they don't have the control issues like BFBC2 has. Movement shouldn't feel restricted or slowed down, that isn't realistic. You can still run pretty fucking fast and react pretty quickly with couple of guns and some satchels. And yay for prone! Now I can finally dodge bullets by hitting the ground.
Martz
Posted 09:53am 05/2/11
dolphin diving ftmfw!!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 11:08am 05/2/11
Good points Eorl. I dont mind arcade shooters (i still play quake 3 and unreal tournament) but i think COD has gone downhill. COD1 in first year of college was great for MP. Didnt play COD2 MP. I enjoyed COD4 (apart from the marty noobs, 3x frag and last stand), and for some reason was addicted to COD5 MP - loved the weapons and maps but COD6+7 MP i really disliked. And spamming a COD release each year that is often incomplete on PC is rubbish. While BFBC2 wasnt perfect, i still think a better effort was put into the PC version than COD6 or 7 and without the ripoff map packs.
Totenkopf
Posted 11:44am 05/2/11
Sexy time!
HurricaneJim
Posted 12:45pm 05/2/11
The return of 64 player awesomeness, lets hope there is mod support so Forgotten Hope 3 can be realised.
iJebus
Posted 01:22pm 05/2/11
'While BFBC2 wasnt perfect, i still think a better effort was put into the PC version than COD6 or 7'

Not sure how you found it, but I know that at launch, my BFBC2 experience was just terrible. Why release a primarily MP game (debatable, I guess) with an entirely broken browser server? Which remained entirely broken for quite some time.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 01:32pm 05/2/11
I think i got into it a few weeks or months after it was released where as i had COD6+7 and Medal of Honor all upon release.
oddjob
Posted 01:45pm 05/2/11
PLZ BE LAN
blaze0041
Posted 02:35pm 05/2/11
My crappy post, promoted?! Impossible! (Thanks!)
`ViPER`
Posted 02:39pm 05/2/11
Worst teaser/trailer ever, it didnt show anything.
Basket
Posted 03:11pm 05/2/11
I think i got into it a few weeks or months after it was released where as i had COD6+7 and Medal of Honor all upon release.


and look how that turned out. Medal of honour was terrible cod 6-7 is terrible anyone to disagree will probably be on the console side of pc vs console. Oh I went there!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 03:14pm 05/2/11
and look how that turned out. Medal of honour was terrible cod 6-7 is terrible anyone to disagree will probably be on the console side of pc vs console. Oh I went there!

Couldnt agree more.
Eorl
Posted 03:22pm 05/2/11
and look how that turned out. Medal of honour was terrible cod 6-7 is terrible anyone to disagree will probably be on the console side of pc vs console. Oh I went there!

This kind of ignorance is what is killing gaming in general. Your an idiot to think every game that you don't like is terrible. If it's not to your standards, then obviously it isn't for you, so stop with the whole "it's shit blah blah blah I deserver everything to be to my liking".

COD is a entirely different FPS to BF. Can people seriously not see that? Or are you to brain damaged to notice? COD is an arcade shooter, with rewards for every level and every little thing you do. BF is a FPS where it's more "modern" and slightly more realistic. It has a larger map limit, and mechanics are somewhat different in how the game modes operate etc.

Please, people, stop comparing the two. They are different titles. And for DICE/EA to say they want to take COD head on are ignorant and stupid as well. COD won't topple, it's high up there because of how easy it is to master, and because of the major console base. But it still is a good game, but it may not be what you like. I want BF to be BF. Not BF to be COD. That is just plain rtard.

And yes, I play on PC, not console.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 04:12pm 05/2/11
Eorl, i was (and i think basket was) discussing how the games were upon release on PC.
Eorl
Posted 06:15pm 05/2/11
Ahh ok, sorry for the rant then xD
DeadlyButters
Posted 06:28pm 05/2/11
Finally a return to the core battlefield mechanics that made it a once great game. after this is released, the BC series will be a thing of the past. Also anyone know if this is coming to consoles (not that i want it to) cause if it does i hope they don't mess up the pc version in focus of consoles!!!!!

also @'ViPER', you do know what the meaning of a teaser is don't you?? its meant to get u excited for the game not to show anything!!
LOTUK
Posted 01:54am 06/2/11
Will we be adding dedicated servers to that hot list? Please? Oh pretty please? MAN I miss my Battlefield days!
FraktuRe
Posted 01:59am 06/2/11
^I can't see them seriously expecting to run 64 player games on peer2peer. shit barely works 2v2.
Winston
Posted 02:05am 06/2/11
Fuck prone off then it will be all good.
Pinky
Posted 02:08am 06/2/11
Finally a return to the core battlefield mechanics that made it a once great game. after this is released, the BC series will be a thing of the past.

I've played them all since 1942 and I can't really tell what the difference has been in basic controls :-/ Sure the RPG elements, classes and ranking up have been added - but beyond that it's still pretty much the same experience.

Why do you think that this will be a 'return to the core battlefield mechanics' ?

I'm with Eorl - I cannot understand why you would compare COD to BF. They both have ranking classes and FPS war simulators, but further than that you're sketching. You can say which one you prefer but not which one is 'better'.
Enska
Posted 02:35am 06/2/11
So have they said they're gonna have destructible environments in bf3?
I haven't looked and I know It's pretty much a given but stranger things have happened..
Shaexen
Posted 04:10am 06/2/11
destructible environments are a good thing within reason, i expect large buildings in bf3 to be semi destructible but not completely collapsible

so you have the benefits and cooolness of blowing holes in walls but no the retardedness of eliminating cool map defining structures
Whoop
Posted 04:10am 06/2/11
- Prone!

Prone I can live without, give me lean dammit. Both would be awesomeer.
Fuck prone off then it will be all good.

said like a true console player.
Shaexen
Posted 04:47am 06/2/11
prone is awesome aslong as they fix dolphin diving wit the 1-2 second inaccruate as fuck aim
Enska
Posted 05:00am 06/2/11
^^ what? you actually want there to be no penalty for cunts being nubs and hitting the deck as soon as they see someone? pls explain.
Shaexen
Posted 05:13am 06/2/11
sorry bourbon is mixing my shit up.

I meant, fix dolphing so that when you go prone its not super accurate, and it takes a second or two to get proper accuracy.
Enska
Posted 05:40am 06/2/11
ah, I misread you.
yep they deffo need a prone penalty, black ops kinda has one (the dive) but only if ur sprinting, which is kinda dumb.
rationsauce
Posted 07:02am 06/2/11
probably prone + destructible environments would have some advantages. like lesser damage when a wall is bombarded or something.
agro
Posted 09:40am 06/2/11
for the lazy amongst us, did the article mention a possible release date? (read: how much time to save up for a pc upgrade)
paveway
Posted 09:54am 06/2/11
call of duty is so much better than battlefield
ravn0s
Posted 10:44am 06/2/11
So have they said they're gonna have destructible environments in bf3?
I haven't looked and I know It's pretty much a given but stranger things have happened..


fucken oath. look at the gameinformer cover and tell me it wont have destructible environments.



Khel
Posted 10:45am 06/2/11
It also looks like its going to have The Flash in it based on that cover
iJebus
Posted 01:09pm 06/2/11
Agro - Fall 2011.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:10pm 06/2/11
That will be there excuse when people come out with speed hacks.


Players moving at seemingly light speed was always an intended feature of the game. Look at our cover on gameinformer.
RUSTA
Posted 01:29pm 06/2/11
It also looks like its going to have The Flash in it based on that cover


Either that or the bikes from Tron.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:39pm 06/2/11
Arg DLC map packs that you have to pay for? Split the community much?
Eorl
Posted 05:22pm 06/2/11
Oh fuck off DICE. If you start doing that shit, I will not forgive you. Do your little scenario packs like BF2 and BC2:Vietnam, but don't start doing shitty DLC map packs. Then again with that little tag under GameInformer about it setting it's sights on COD, I guess DLC map packs would fit right in to being just like them.
Crakaveli
Posted 05:50pm 06/2/11
I really think you should blame the retards that continue to buy the shit, rather than the company.
MoSFXx
Posted 06:24pm 06/2/11
I don't have a problem purchasing DLC as long as it is worth the money.
RDR:Undead Nightmare
BFBC2:Vietnam are both worth the money they charged.

Comparing CoD to BF is like comparing Need for Speed to Forza, I was only playing BFBC2 the other day and realized how much better it is compared to CoD!
Eorl
Posted 06:32pm 06/2/11
Hah MoS, read up a bit and you'll see that I'm also against comparing both. As I said, some "dlc" is worth the purchase. They should do what the old BF2 did and have expansions with the 2 different regions.
Pinky
Posted 06:58pm 06/2/11
I really think you should blame the retards that continue to buy the shit, rather than the company.

Correct.

Also, is it just me or was that teaser movie just a total waste of time producing, watching and posting - or d) All of the above.

Can we talk about this game instead, lol (Found image searching for 'pangea', haha)

MoSFXx
Posted 06:59pm 06/2/11
Waste of time didn't show anything, nothing on graphics nothing on the new Frostbite engine all i saw was a Jet blowing up a Helicopter.
Crakaveli
Posted 07:03pm 06/2/11
the gun is sucking her tits off
HERMITech
Posted 07:05pm 06/2/11
It's the new gravity gun
Eorl
Posted 10:27pm 06/2/11
Haha, what's weird is if it wasn't sucking her tits off, I'd be questioning why there is a character with no shirt and tits all out :S
Martz
Posted 11:33am 07/2/11
I don't think Vietnam was worth it.. Played it for a few hours, gave it up and went back to original. Original is best.
Demon
Posted 02:44pm 07/2/11
What a shit teaser/trailer, it shows nothing!
Reality
Posted 04:10pm 07/2/11
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
Enemy submarine spotted!
trog
Posted 04:18pm 07/2/11
What a shit teaser/trailer, it shows nothing!
So it just shows the differences between this game and the last one? (hohohoh)
Ryan
Posted 08:33pm 07/2/11
Turning out to be excellent so far.
Let's just hope that there is Commander Mode. True Commander Mode.
Actually hell, this better be a BF2 clone on FrostBite 2 or i'ma cry, :P

Still playing BF2 and the graphics are getting a lil' outdated.
theaddictor
Posted 12:41pm 09/2/11
BFBC2 was terrible....... I know that BF3 is a different game... but I have lost faith in the franchise.
Midda
Posted 01:16pm 09/2/11
^^ Nah, you're wrong.
paveway
Posted 01:21pm 09/2/11
call of duty > this
TiT
Posted 01:25pm 09/2/11
Wow i really loved BFBC2, yeh there parts to it which i thought could be better but i did like how they introduced vechile with out it being crazy and i love how you can blow building ups!
Kamu
Posted 01:19pm 12/2/11
If there is no mod & custom map support I am not buying it. In fact I am never buying another shooter unless it has those two things. I ignored Black Ops and will easily ignore this too.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:02pm 12/2/11
BFBC2 has its good points, and its bad. UI and sluggishness of it could really have been better. Exiting the game shits me to tears. When I'm finished I hit ctrl-alt-del and shutdown the program that way because it is 10x quicker, I shouldn't need to do that if I want to quit the game in a reasonable time.

Server browser could be better too, also that running through molasses feeling has been around in every BF game, I'd like that gone.
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