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Post by Dan @ 01:59pm 05/07/11 | 36 Comments
As we continue to process the sensory overload that was the 2011 E3 expo, today's feature is one that a few of you might be interested in -- our hands-on impressions of the mutliplayer component of the hugely anticipated Battlefield 3.

That's right, multiplayer BF3 was playable at E3 and there was now way that we were going to go travel that way without getting in on that. Read on to find out why you're probably going to have to upgrade your PC in time for October 25th 2011.



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Sc00bs
Posted 02:05pm 05/7/11
what sort of machines where they running there? absolutely ridiculous ones that no-one would have in their own homes?
pARODY
Posted 02:23pm 05/7/11
Battleifield? You using an Apple product for typing now? :P
Kf
Posted 02:39pm 05/7/11
Hmm as I read the article I was hoping the next paragraph would have something on the hardware required or the PC's that were running the demo... and how it ren because on the main page paragraph you say:

" Read on to find out why you're probably going to have to upgrade your PC in time for October 25th 2011."

Well nothing was mentioned about the specs/how it runs and the hardware!
Sc00bs
Posted 02:41pm 05/7/11
its just a trick to get you in to read it Kf
Intergage
Posted 02:43pm 05/7/11
Can't wait for this god damn game to come out! ANY BF game kicks ANY cod game right up the ass.

BF 1942 > MW2 EASY!
Dan
Posted 02:57pm 05/7/11
Well nothing was mentioned about the specs/how it runs and the hardware!
There's no official system requirements announced yet. They also weren't able to offer the specs of the demo machines, but it's safe to assume they were top of the line because if you're showing off a game like that, you want it to run as smoothly as possible... and it did.

Didn't mean to allude to system reqs being contained within, was just more along the lines of finally, here's a game that is raising the bar of graphic performance above the lowest-common denominator that has been set by consoles for the last 5 years. So to get the most out of it, most of us are probably going to need an upgrade -- something we haven't needed for a long time now.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:21pm 05/7/11
Did the movement feel a little gumby like all Battlefield titles? that sort of running through thick sludge feel?
kirkoswald
Posted 04:32pm 05/7/11
that real feel ?
DK
Posted 06:05pm 05/7/11
That and there was a couple of them whining over the headsets about not being able to play without a controller.


Yes very depressing :(
Kf
Posted 07:09pm 05/7/11
The movement in Battlefield titles is certainly different but it does feel more real, not like ur floating.

Thanks for the explanation Dan.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 08:28pm 05/7/11
Yer it may be more real but I don't like it that much compared to other FPS's.

I'll take what I'm given though.
Infidel
Posted 09:01pm 05/7/11
If your pc can run crysis then it should run this? I doubt BF3 would be ground breaking in the graphics department topping crysis 1/2 but I would be pleasantly surprised if it did.
Sc00bs
Posted 09:04pm 05/7/11
the crysis 2 engine is really awesome tho. i can run it on really high settings and i have a laptop, whereas with bf2 i can only run medium :/
Wishbone
Posted 09:57pm 05/7/11
Man this will rape MW3 .... violently!
maRtz
Posted 11:19pm 05/7/11
That and there was a couple of them whining over the headsets about not being able to play without a controller.


lol serious?

oh and I think it should read "not being able to play WITH a controller"

KostaAndreadis
Posted 11:32am 06/7/11
should have sneakilly gone back to the desktop and run a dxdiag to get the specs of those beasts
nachosjustice
Posted 11:50am 06/7/11
When I interviewed Patrick Bach earlier in the year, he couldn't confirm the specs of the computer that was running the live demo (the old one), but did say it was running on a single GTX 580 (if memory serves) and that the PC that would run it on full specs "hasn't been invented yet."

Not sure how true that last statement is, though.
kirkoswald
Posted 11:59am 06/7/11
hahaha hasnt been invented yet , classic
Raider
Posted 01:09pm 06/7/11
what's so new about that, no invented pc could handle crysis on max when it came out
Sc00bs
Posted 05:18pm 06/7/11
Why would you bring a game out that no-one can play on max because the hardware isnt available yet :/

You could say it was to prolong the life of it i suppose but you would think it would make ppl that just spent 4grand on a computer pretty pissed that it doesnt run on max.
nachosjustice
Posted 05:58pm 06/7/11
I'll be one of those people, Sc00bs, if my rig won't run it on max!
DeadlyButters
Posted 06:03pm 06/7/11
well im goin to give it a go on a laptop with a i7 and hd 5730 lol, might be stuck to medium to low settings until i have the money to upgrade lol
Horizon
Posted 07:22pm 06/7/11
As usual no info on Dolphin Diving, Hardcore (how many shots to take someone down), commander voice spamming or whether it feels like youre playing under water/sludge like the previous "imho fail" title.
Jimbo
Posted 11:04pm 06/7/11
what's so new about that, no invented pc could handle crysis on max when it came out


anyone seen one that will play it well today?
Enska
Posted 11:38pm 06/7/11
Mine plays it fine, pretty sure Rev's and a few other peoples here would eat it for breakfast too.
Ryan
Posted 02:39pm 08/7/11
I've got a 3GB GTX580, bought it to prepare for this long-waited sequel.
I think I might buy another one come October :P

And those people who wanted controllers... If I were you Dan, I would have gone on a half hour rant instinctively...
ravn0s
Posted 11:12am 09/7/11
specs are out

Minimum

Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7

Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz

RAM: 2GB

Video Card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card

Recommended

Hard Drive Space: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU

RAM: 4GB

Video Card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
Sc00bs
Posted 11:19am 09/7/11
the old lappy will be running it on med-low =(

f*** i need to get my desktop back up and running :@
Reverend Evil
Posted 12:10pm 09/7/11
Wow. Those specs are quite low for what I was expecting them to be. Well at least I know that my machine will easily run it.
Pirroh
Posted 12:15pm 09/7/11
Why does the disc version need an extra 5GB?
Midda
Posted 12:15pm 09/7/11
My computer exceeds the recommended specs by a decent margin, but recommended specs are usually pretty modest. Hopefully my Radeon HD 6970 will suffice.

Where's the source for these specs?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:51pm 09/7/11
Interesting 64 bit windows is recommended. So it is 64 bit optimized then?

Also GTX 460 as recommended? Recommended for minimum settings?

I'm a little suss on that, they should have a minimum system requirements required for max settings also at 1920 x 1080, that'd be interesting.
FraktuRe
Posted 02:38pm 09/7/11
these specs come unofficially from a retailer, so take them with a grain of salt.

Also, recommended is usually closer to being the minimum.
koopz
Posted 10:20pm 09/7/11
Why would you bring a game out that no-one can play on max because the hardware isnt available yet :/


welcome to PC based FPS online gaming

As usual no info on Dolphin Diving, Hardcore (how many shots to take someone down), commander voice spamming or whether it feels like youre playing under water/sludge like the previous "imho fail" title.


hoping for Battlecommander support. (or similar)

giving it all over to Punkbuster for anti-cheat is still a big fail.

you can't replace a seasoned gamer as an admin with a program when it comes to catching cheaters
The-Makkaan
Posted 05:32am 10/7/11
Hope the maps are big, not sure bout other people, but I like the fact in big maps you can flank and miss-lead the enemy, unlike if its just one long corridor type map.. dunno guess we will see.
ravn0s
Posted 10:39am 10/7/11
As usual no info on Dolphin Diving


just read the bf3 article in the latest pc powerplay and they said you cant dolphin dive

Going prone is almost instant, but creates significant crosshair deviation. We couldn't dolphin dive and we also noticed a lack of CoD-like prone block.
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