Battlefield 3 is on track to arrrive for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 25th, with a live beta beginning on September 11. This is according to DICE's Patrick Bach who recently took over the stage during EA's E3 press conference to show off the first multiplayer gameplay footage for the sequel, as well as drop some important details surrounding the game's launch.
Putting DICE's Frostbite Engine 2 through its paces, the demo included intensely chaotic tank battles, and air strike sequences wherein the player physically moves from their tank perspective to a satellite monitor in order to target and destroy an enemy compound. Other highlights include BF3's extremely large maps, large scale battles and extremely pretty scenes of mass destruction. For a better glimpse at how BF3 will play out, check out the BF3 media on EA's newly launched website, www.origin.com.
Over and above the demo, Bach revealed BF3's will launch with BattleLog – a completely free service which will allow players to “squad up” with friends, engage in voice chat, track stats and even personalize their own dog tags. It's not exactly revolutionary, but the whole 'free' part should be a lure for fans.
Battlefield 3 will arrive in stores a mere two weeks before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Let the battle for hard earned disposable income begin!
Jun 6, 2011