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Post by Eorl @ 01:18am 17/08/11 | 52 Comments
Here is the latest and greatest multiplayer experience for Battlefield 3 (due out 25th October for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360), fresh from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany (AusGamers' own Steve is there right now to get the goods). This trailer features a preview of the impressive jets, helicopters and vehicles, and a taste of what a 64 player conquest map will be like. One word. Hectic.

Also note, consoles won't be getting jets, and are limited to 24 player multiplayer maps.

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Latest Comments
Trauma
Posted 01:27am 17/8/11
Also note, consoles won't be getting jets, and are limited to 24 player multiplayer maps.

Oh really, sux for them.

Looks ok, still feels small, was funny to hear them talk themselves up about scale among other things on the live feed.
Infidel
Posted 01:37am 17/8/11
the jets move so slow :/
Trauma
Posted 01:39am 17/8/11
the jets move so slow :/

That's cuz they have f*** all room to move.
Reality
Posted 02:31am 17/8/11
is joystick support confirmed 100% ? you can't be a good dogfighter without one :D
kr0wb4r
Posted 02:50am 17/8/11
looks awesome!
Nerfy
Posted 03:14am 17/8/11
Have mostly avoided bf games in the past, but hot damn do I love me some aerial combat. May have to get this.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 06:39am 17/8/11
Wow, the graphics in that look awesome. That firefight in that small valley looks epic. Definately makes the MW engine look dated as f***... Can't wait. God i hated fly boys in BF2... i can see a whole new hate coming on. Hopefully theres a counter so infantry don't get so raped by em
Mephz
Posted 07:36am 17/8/11
(due out 27th September for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
I think the release date is 27th October. (As per their Origin client).
Mosfxx
Posted 07:54am 17/8/11
someone wipe this smile of excitement off my face
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:26am 17/8/11
That does look pretty fun.

Looking forward to joining all the other 32 players on my team waiting for a jet to spawn... :D
Reverend Evil
Posted 08:38am 17/8/11
LOL

It will prolly be like the other BF games where some lucky guy grabs a plane only to be shot down by teammates because they didn't get it.

Gonna be an awesome game either way though.
euphoria
Posted 09:02am 17/8/11
This video annoys me... because it makes me back away from my "no steam, no care" statement. I do care, I do!
koopz
Posted 09:12am 17/8/11
This video annoys me... because it makes me back away from my "no steam, no care" statement. I do care, I do!
glynd
Posted 09:20am 17/8/11
I came buckets.
pARODY
Posted 09:29am 17/8/11
I'm going to hit it so hard, who ever pulls me out will become the next king of England.
Enska
Posted 09:36am 17/8/11
^^ haha.
Eorl
Posted 09:39am 17/8/11
I think the release date is 27th October. (As per their Origin client).

Seems to be so, my bad! Guess they got that wrong on their live feed haha.
XandraX
Posted 09:45am 17/8/11
The maps should be big enough for the jets to fly faster than that. They look too easy to control.
ravn0s
Posted 10:03am 17/8/11
lol @ the bomb disposal robot.

god i really want the game but i hate the no steam and the origin requirement bulls***.

last edited by ravn0s at 10:03:51 17/Aug/11
glynd
Posted 10:32am 17/8/11
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/16/friendly-battlefield-3-reveals-co-op-mode/


:|

want this game so hard. f***ed that we still have to wait ><
Eorl
Posted 10:37am 17/8/11
Meh, it's barely noticeable Rav. Seriously, I play BC2 with it, and it's just not even there. You can even exit it upon launching the game. Everyone has to remember though, the old BF games had their own EA accounts etc. So it's really nothing new.

Oh, and about the jet speeds, I remember earlier on a developer stating they wanted to keep the speeds somewhat un-realistic due to the nature of the maps. You can't have a jet doing mach 5 and raining fire down upon the ground. It's not feasible for balance.
Khel
Posted 11:03am 17/8/11
Yeah, nobody really plays Battlefield games for an ultra-realistic representation of war, its like hollywood style war, but done with enough authenticity that it still feels "real". Perfect mix imo.
TufNuT
Posted 11:15am 17/8/11
i gotta say i have never been a fan of BF, but it actually looks quite good. no steam = me no buy.
Totenkopf
Posted 11:19am 17/8/11
SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS!!!!
kirkoswald
Posted 11:30am 17/8/11
I want to see a video depicting the scale of the maps... if there not as big if not bigger than bf2 maps im gonna rage so hard!
d^
Posted 11:32am 17/8/11
Looks really good, REALLY GOOD.
Dazhel
Posted 11:46am 17/8/11
Heh, it's not too surprising jets are so slow. Playing Battlefield games for the aerial combat is like playing the FIFA world cup grand final in your kitchen. Blink and you're headed on your way outside the playing field boundaries...

BF map size is an unholy balance between extremely fast aircraft and extremely slow infantry, but on the whole they've done a pretty decent job in the past. The maps can't be too small or there's no point in using the jets, they can't grow too big or the dudes that end up on foot or in a lumbering tank feel like it's an eternity before they can get back in the action.
MARLINBLADE
Posted 12:09pm 17/8/11
Hence why Wake island was such a good map because it had huge expanses of water to fly over and smaller ground based battle areas for infantry. For me, i've never been interested in the whole fly boy thing and would rather be on the ground so it doesn't bother me at all...
Wonder if they are going to bring the whole "Commander" thing in for BF3 like BF2 had. Anyone heard anything about it?
DK
Posted 12:14pm 17/8/11
I actually started crying
Keato
Posted 12:34pm 17/8/11
im gunna need a new computer :/
ravn0s
Posted 01:45pm 17/8/11
there's a co-op demo over at kotaku

WirlWind
Posted 02:00pm 17/8/11
I lol'd pretty heartily at the bomb robot smacking into the concrete XD

Well, looks like I'll have a freshly upgraded PC in time to run this! (GTX580 anyone? :D )
Khel
Posted 02:08pm 17/8/11
I don't get the hilarity inherent in the bomb robot bit, am I missing something? Is it paying out COD or something?
Outlaw
Posted 02:13pm 17/8/11
so many steam f***
not surprising really
Eorl
Posted 02:27pm 17/8/11
I don't get the hilarity inherent in the bomb robot bit, am I missing something? Is it paying out COD or something?

It's a piss take at the RC cars in COD: Blops
natslovR
Posted 03:14pm 17/8/11
I can remember all the hate steam got when it first came out... and games mandating steam. How times change. Someone with admin should revive one of those threads, see how many haters now suck the steamc***.
Outlaw
Posted 03:22pm 17/8/11
the fact that people will only play a game if its on steam is f*****g retarded. steam owns you b****
Lawlord
Posted 03:27pm 17/8/11
that looked so amazing I almost wept. The bullets wizzing by the planes oh my god...
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:36pm 17/8/11
I'm happy with the Jet speed. I was concerned that the jets were going to be spastic fast and the maps massive making the infantry side of the game suck, or the maps being a good side and the jets being next to useless as you would fly over the entire battlefield in a few seconds. Whilst it would be realistic it wouldn't be all the fun.

Well played Battlefield, well played. (except for Origin, that sucks. Someone will need to make a Origin/Steam client hybrid so we only have to 1 run content platform application, get to it).


Crakaveli
Posted 03:37pm 17/8/11
the fact that people will only play a game if its on steam is f*****g retarded. steam owns you b****
It's fine by me, means less tards to annoy me on launch day.

Thanks guys :)
Tepid
Posted 06:05pm 17/8/11
a "steam vs origin" type situation was why i thought steam was stupid in the first place. i had the foresight to see that if every publisher wants its own distribution system, where does it end? wait until origin becomes accepted. then it will be fair game for whoever else wants to join in the party
HurricaneJim
Posted 07:29pm 17/8/11
I only use steam to get games cheap..otherwise never use it.

I don't really care whose online distribution system needs activation, if I want the game I buy it. With the exception of 2142 and BF1943 I have all the BF games including expansions.
Crakaveli
Posted 11:33pm 17/8/11
I'm looking at the origin store pre order and it has this...

BATTLEFIELD 3 BETA: 48HR EARLY ACCESS* (09.2011)

Can anyone clarify what that means? does it mean you get beta access for 48 hours before release? if so that's a lame incentive lol.
ctd
Posted 11:42pm 17/8/11
It pisses me off that it isnt on steam but ill still be buying. I just like having all my games in the one area. I made an exception for sc2 and i will for this.
parabol
Posted 11:47pm 17/8/11
I can remember all the hate steam got when it first came out...

That's cause it was totally s*** and buggy when it came out. Plus many/most of the end users were on dial-up at the time, which didn't play nicely with Steam as it needed lots of bandwidth for authentication, updates, news feeds, etc.

It's improved greatly over the years to the point where it doesn't really get in the way. Like I said in another thread, Origin is where Steam was about 6 years ago in terms of features and maturity.
Nerfy
Posted 12:07am 18/8/11
I just like having all my games in the one area.

Yeah this is my problem with multiple platforms, that and needing to know that the service will stick around for a very long time (I still bust out old DOS games from time to time), which I trust Valve with over most anybody else.

I've tried to come up with a few possibilities for a file format which could be imported into any library software, while containing the credentials and download source for a digital product (which, in the case of games, is a bit harder due to needing to also install/patch in unique ways), dunno if the distributors would want to go that way though (no advertising, probably less sale's tax, etc). Or perhaps just a product ID and distributor ID, with locally saved credentials for each distributor within the library platform (perhaps a download method can also be negotiated, via a standardised protocol for getting OS dependent instructions/whatever). I just really want my library combined damnit. :/
reLapse
Posted 07:47am 18/8/11
I'm looking at the origin store pre order and it has this...

BATTLEFIELD 3 BETA: 48HR EARLY ACCESS* (09.2011)

Can anyone clarify what that means? does it mean you get beta access for 48 hours before release? if so that's a lame incentive lol.


It means you get access to the beta that's coming in September 48 hours before it's open to the public.
Khel
Posted 07:59am 18/8/11
I just like having all my games in the one area.


This doesn't really bother me, cos I rarely ever actually start a game through Steam anyway, I have shortcuts to all my games on my desktop. As long as you can make a shortcut to an Origin game that starts up Origin then the game, I can't see it changing how I play my games at all.
ctd
Posted 09:11am 18/8/11
And adding people to new friends lists is annoying... Is why i like steamworks games
reLapse
Posted 09:49am 18/8/11
And adding people to new friends lists is annoying...


Oh it's a hard life isn't it.
Crakaveli
Posted 05:18pm 18/8/11
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