Still feeling a bit sleepy from the weekend? Here's about 12 seconds of waaaagh-blam from Battlefield 3, featuring subliminally quick 'splodes, huge flaming oil fields, tanks and, for some reason, Jay-Z. It's the next stage in game trailer evolution that will end when a company puts out a trailer that consists entirely of logos and no game footage whatsoever, but this one is thankfully more footage than logos by about a second. Battlefield 3! It's out In one month, on October 25 in the US and October 28 in Europe.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Onslaught
DICE on the decline of PC gaming: "Bullshit." Battlefield 3 will give "extra love" to the PC community
DICE general manager, Karl Magnus Troedsson has been talking about DICE's focus on the PC version of Battlefield 3, saying that he feels DICE neglected the PC while they were building the first Frostbite Engine and making Battlefield: Bad Company. He also confirms that the PC will get "the same post-launch campaign" as the consoles in terms of downloadable content, unlike Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Speaking at GDC yesterday, Ben Cousins has revealed that Battlefield Play4Free cost a mere 10 to 15 percent of the upcoming Battlefield 3's budget to develop, and that it's already making a profit through microtransactions. Battlefield Play4Free is currently in beta, and has taken 600,000 signatures since testing began on November 30 last year.
Players of Battlefield 1943, or either of the Battlefield: Bad Company games, will get access to the Beta on March 1. Followers of the official twitter feed and Facebook page will be able to play on April 4.
The first footage of Battlefield 3 was released yesterday. I still do a little ooh-rah every time I watch it. Tom has been the Battlefield Play4Free beta. He's not ooh-rahing quite so much.
DICE have just announced that Onslaught, the co-op expansion pack for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 1943 have been cancelled on PC to give the team more time to work on Battlefield 3.