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Post by Dan @ 04:30pm 17/06/11 | 59 Comments
Don't get too excited because this isn't a new video, but today EA have sent us a much nicer version of the "Thunder Run" trailer for Battlefield 3; the eight minute clip of singleplayer gameplay that was shown during their E3 press conference last week.

Back then, we only had a measly 170MB version of the clip to share, but this new source clip is 1.2GB, 60FPS, 19Mbit at 1080p and obviously offers a much better representation of what this game will look like when it's running on a top of the range gaming PC.

Sure, you could watch the low-res embed below, or the 720p stream here, but if you want to see what Battlefield 3 really looks like, we recommend you download the 1080p source here from AusGamers files.

Battlefield 3 is due on October 25th 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.






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Latest Comments
Morbz
Posted 04:48pm 17/6/11
wow that was pretty cool
Cat Scratch
Posted 05:07pm 17/6/11
resisting temptation to watch in such low 720p for the 1080p.... resisting....!!!
Crakaveli
Posted 05:07pm 17/6/11
Downloading now.. So excited for this game.
Mantorok
Posted 05:09pm 17/6/11
Might want to link to http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/59289 instead of http://www.ausgamers.com/files/download/html/59289 so people don't have to go through the redirect business.
Stalfax
Posted 05:52pm 17/6/11
jizzzz
Dan
Posted 05:56pm 17/6/11
so people don't have to go through the redirect business.
Whoops. Cheers for that Mantorok.
DM
Posted 05:58pm 17/6/11
Also worth noting that the Physical Warfare pack they announced is going to be for everyone, not just people who pre-order at specific stores since so many people complained
Enska
Posted 06:00pm 17/6/11
^^ nice.
Eorl
Posted 06:14pm 17/6/11
Yea it's coming as free for everyone after a certain period.
Gambit
Posted 06:49pm 17/6/11
Is there anything wrong with the SUN in this trailer? The sun looks pretty big. Is it a realistic effect?
Tetsuo
Posted 07:01pm 17/6/11
Dunno gambit, get out of the basement and go have a look at the sun and you tell me?
ravn0s
Posted 07:28pm 17/6/11
Yea it's coming as free for everyone after a certain period.



yer it's a timed exclusive for those that pre-ordered. it will be given to everyone else towards the end of the year.
Twisted
Posted 07:36pm 17/6/11
That's seemed pretty boring...
cJay
Posted 08:52pm 17/6/11
That's seemed pretty boring...


wow some gamers are hard to please :p
Raider
Posted 10:03pm 17/6/11
looks sick, and twisted has to be troll'n
infi
Posted 12:08am 18/6/11
looks moist in 1080p
Stalfax
Posted 03:12am 18/6/11
Twisted there's this whole other gaming franchise created just for you, its called Call of Duty.
kos
Posted 06:27am 18/6/11
Wish someone would create a whole gaming franchise just for me too :(
kirkoswald
Posted 11:57am 18/6/11
I just hope the bullet drop from tank shots are bigger in the online version... cause that looked kinda simple..

bc2 has perfect tank bullet drop.
Khel
Posted 12:35pm 18/6/11
Was just watching a show on the Nat geo channel about making M1 Abrams tanks, and it gave me a new respect for how awesomely they've recreated it in BF3. Like a lot of the stuff people think is simplistic, is actually how the real thing works, the thing is chocked full of computers that calculate everything and they even said that aiming it is like playing a computer game, its easier than aiming a rifle even.

But even the parts in that trailer where they show the inside of the tank, it looks just like the real thing, really cool. And the thermal imaging on an M1 Abrams actually does look green like NVG so thats not really a valid criticism either :P

Looking forward to this so much, I really hope it lives up to expectations.
DM
Posted 12:38pm 18/6/11
They showed the first console footage on jimmy fallon's show the other night on PS3 and now people are complaining that the PC footage looks much better. Lol. Fucking console whiners. Have a cup of harden the fuck up. Welcome to what we've been dealing with for years.
Khel
Posted 12:46pm 18/6/11
Yeah, I have consoles, I like consoles, but I wouldn't even consider for a second getting this on anything but PC.
Fixah
Posted 01:18pm 18/6/11
What if you have a shit PC and just can't be bothered upgrading for 1 or 2 games? Moreover, what if you can emulate the PC controls on the console?

I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of the graphics for some of the benefits you get with the console. i.e. more money in my pocket, 1080p LCD TV, surround sound and comfy couch + Mouse and Keyboard controls with the XIM3 for the 360. Though eventually i would have to upgrade my PC but right now I don't feel the need to drop a couple of thousand for a few games.

But hey, that's just me
kirkoswald
Posted 02:02pm 18/6/11
If u cant be bothered upgrading for 1 or 2 games you an't a hardcore gamer and thats cool theres nothing wrong with that.

But for those who want the best experience possible and can see themselves playing many hours of the game, its worth it.
Eorl
Posted 02:03pm 18/6/11
At least your not whining about having not as good graphics Fixah :)

But holy fuck that was awesome. I mean that was just mind blowing how good it looks now. Seeing those guys jump out of the tank on fire was really well done animation, the bodies seem to have a good dying animation now, the sound effects are just as mind blowing as BC2, the graphics are amazing, when you see the guy loading your tank was just wow and just everything else. It was just. Wow.
kirkoswald
Posted 02:43pm 18/6/11
Plz plz plz plz be like bf2 and not bc2....

after all its called bf3 not bc3.... !
DM
Posted 02:53pm 18/6/11
I dunno, I kind of liked the gravity for the bullets in BC2. I felt awesome when I learnt how to get nearly 1:1 headshot ratio using the standard rifle and using the small dots on the scope lines to judge distance. That is to say when people were standing still or slowly moving. People on quads and stuff was hard.


last edited by DM at 14:53:12 18/Jun/11
Khel
Posted 05:33pm 18/6/11
Yeah, I'm not having a go at you Fixah, you're getting me cheap BF3 after all, much love.

But after seeing how sexy the PC footage looks, I just couldn't bring myself to play it on any other platform. But then I am kinda spoiled, having the luxury to pretty much pick and choose which platforms I play my games on. If the choice came down to BF3 on xbox, or no BF3 at all, I'm sure I'd still end up getting it on Xbox, but I'd need to get me one of those XIM things for sure if I did.

And I guess its a nostalgia thing for me as well, Battlefield has always been something I played on PC, would feel wrong to play it on a console :P
kirkoswald
Posted 05:37pm 18/6/11
Huh? no im saying the bullet drop in bc2 was great! but the gameplay was way better in bf2
WirlWind
Posted 06:35pm 18/6/11
Kirkoswald, BC2 is a separate franchise from BF series.

BC2 is a console based franchise from what I remember, especially since BC1 was only for consoles. I think they weren't even originally gonna release BC2 for PC, but I could be wrong bout that.

This is specifically a BF game, so it should play like BF2 with destruction. (though it will feel different with the engine upgrade)
Fixah
Posted 06:42pm 18/6/11
Yeah, I'm not having a go at you Fixah, you're getting me cheap BF3 after all, much love
Oh i'll get you cheap BF3 alright, i just gotta smell some green first! :p
Tetsuo
Posted 07:43pm 18/6/11
Green or a bag of white? CHOOSE WISLY!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:16pm 18/6/11
KANEDA!
ctd
Posted 10:55pm 18/6/11
Can't wait to play this game on ps3. na jokes not gay
Midda
Posted 11:39pm 18/6/11
I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of the graphics for some of the benefits you get with the console. i.e. more money in my pocket, 1080p LCD TV, surround sound and comfy couch + Mouse and Keyboard controls with the XIM3 for the 360. Though eventually i would have to upgrade my PC but right now I don't feel the need to drop a couple of thousand for a few games.

Well, to be fair, it's not just he graphics. The PC version will also have 64 player maps, whereas I think the console versions will only have 24.
Eorl
Posted 11:52am 19/6/11
Here is your console gameplay.



Also, knives are confirmed as pulling out to stab, not quick key shit anymore.
Mosfxx
Posted 02:09pm 19/6/11


Bit of a comparison.
Fixah
Posted 02:36pm 19/6/11
What's with the blue filter on the console version? or is that just because how it's filmed?
Mosfxx
Posted 02:38pm 19/6/11
Not sure i was thinking the same thing doesn't do it any justice really, maybe because it's filmed off a TV?
Fixah
Posted 02:45pm 19/6/11
You'd friqqin think and hope so.
Twisted
Posted 04:13pm 19/6/11
wow some gamers are hard to please :p
Don't get me wrong. It looks awesome. But the game play looks boring. As in it isn't going to be very difficult. Just the single player I'm sure, I just find scripted games not very challenging. I'm sure MP will be awesome.
Tetsuo
Posted 04:58pm 19/6/11
But too be honest, who will even purchase this for SP.

I feel as if EA and Dice are only adding it because of COD.
Mosfxx
Posted 05:01pm 19/6/11
Multiplayer is where it's at! I want another Mplayer trailer!
EA haven't developed the game to be a ground breaking single player game other than the Frostbite engine 2.0 it's basically the same as any other scripted FPS, so I agree with what your saying Twisted.
Eorl
Posted 05:44pm 19/6/11
Yeah looks like they haven't put to much thought into the SP, as it is your average war story with huge explosions. Hopefully some more MP is shown soon.
kirkoswald
Posted 05:51pm 19/6/11
haha yeah i didnt even finish bc2 single player...

MULTIPLAYER is what this games made for!
maRtz
Posted 07:03pm 19/6/11
Is this game related to Bad Company 2 at all?

They both have Battlefield in the title, but Battlefield 3 is not a Bad Company game. It's tied to DICE's core franchise shooters like Battlefield 2 and 1942.

What engine is DICE using for Battlefield 3?

DICE will be using Frostbite 2 in this game, which means it will feature advanced lighting effects as well as destructible environments like in Bad Company, but on a larger scale.

Will the game have a single-player component?

Yes, and it will be a separate fiction from Bad Company 2 with different characters. The year is 2014 and, at least in one of the missions, you follow along with a squad of U.S. Marines in Iraqi Kurdistan. For those interested, the campaign can be played co-operatively.

What multiplayer details are available?

The online component of Battlefield 3 will feature an unlock progression structure that's more extensive than Bad Company 2. It sounds like there'll be four base classes in the game, all highly customizable. Squads for online play will be implemented, though modified for Battlefield 3. Expect some of the maps to be quite large since jets will be included as controllable vehicles. You'll also be able to go prone.

Wait, tell me more about multiplayer...

Alright, if you insist. We recently saw multiplayer for the first time, and it's very different. Vehicles now regenerate a little bit of health, and classes have been completely revamped. The Assault class is also the medic, while the Support class is now the ammo dispenser. The Scout and Engineer return as well.

How Important is the Support class without medpacks, though?

Very. With the new supression effect -- which darkens and shakes the sides of the affected player's screen -- laying down covering fire has never been more important. Yes, other classes can also supress enemies, but only the Support class has the clip length and ammo supply to do it effectively. The best part? Supressing now yields points, with additional points given for killing a supressed enemy.

How do they balance the inclusion of prone?

Prone is a big deal in a shooter. But DICE keeps it from being overpowered through constant tweaking. Not only does moving from prone to standing have an animation sequence that prevents you from shooting, but they're also experimenting with things like muzzle flash and sniper lens flare to expose anyone who sits in one place for too long.

Will Battlefield 2's Commander mode return?

If it does, DICE says it'll be in a much more limited, accessible form.

What's the deal with the PC version of Battlefield 3? Will it have the same features as the console versions?

Yes and no. The PC version is the lead development platform and will feature 64 player matches and, as would be expected, advanced graphics options for those with powerful hardware. Mod tools will not be released alongside Battlefield 3.

What platforms is Battlefield 3 being developed for and when is it coming out?

The game will be made available on October 25, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.


(Sauce: http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/115/1150965p1.html)
kirkoswald
Posted 07:45pm 19/6/11
seriously, take my wallet
Timmeh
Posted 07:51pm 19/6/11
seriously, take my wallet

All of my wallet
rrrocket
Posted 08:03pm 19/6/11
All of my wallet


After I upgrade take mine
Eorl
Posted 08:16pm 19/6/11
My wallet to please.
Midda
Posted 08:20pm 19/6/11
I enjoyed the single player for BC2. Obviously multiplayer is where I got my money's worth, but I still enjoyed it, and I plan on getting stuck into BF3's single player campaign.
Eorl
Posted 09:01pm 19/6/11
And also the benefit of co-op.
Timmeh
Posted 09:04pm 19/6/11
I enjoyed the single player for BC2. Obviously multiplayer is where I got my money's worth, but I still enjoyed it, and I plan on getting stuck into BF3's single player campaign.

I never played BC2 apart from the BETA. But loved BF2 and still play it.
Khel
Posted 11:13pm 19/6/11
But the game play looks boring. As in it isn't going to be very difficult. Just the single player I'm sure, I just find scripted games not very challenging.


I got the impression they had god mode or something switched on for that tank demo, cos his tank took quite a lot of big hits, even multiple hits from RPGs and such, and didn't seem to take any damage.
Mosfxx
Posted 07:21am 20/6/11
Regenerating health tank.
HurricaneJim
Posted 07:27am 20/6/11
Probably has two Engineers cranking the spanners.
Eorl
Posted 10:34am 20/6/11
There was god mode on for obvious reasons. Also there is regenerating health, but it heals the tank from something like 0 to 20%, so not that big of a deal.
Morbz
Posted 11:06am 20/6/11
jizzbite 2
BillyHardball
Posted 11:11am 20/6/11
I started watching the 720p trailer out of interest... turned it off pretty quickly and started downloading the 1080 version. Nice speeds too - 2MB/sec!
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