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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on October 11 2007 - 12:38

DICE's latest Battlefield game is slated for a late 2008 release and a possible public BETA in the summer...

Digital Battle has had a PDF leaked to them which sets out the first details for DICE and EA's Battlefield 3. Among the information was the current working release date of late 2008, as well as a possible public BETA scheduled for next summer.

As far as the setting of the game is concerned, DICE appear to be going back to what made Battlefield 2 great by setting the conflict in the modern day. There will apparently be two playable factions (the Middle Eastern Coalition and NATO), with most of the eight maps on offer (supporting 40 players per team) being set in the Middle East.

The five playable classes on offer are much the same as usual (sniper, assault, engineer, medic and support), while Battalions have been added which will consist of three or four squads. There will be 48 different vehicles and 34 weapons initially, followed by another 22 weapons that can be unlocked in what we presume is the usual upgrading fashion (likewise for armour, ammo, accessories etc.).

There's also news that Battlefield 3 will be powered by a Frostbite DX engine. Presumably this is a version of the Frostbite engine behind Battlefield: Bad Company on the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3, with the DX possibly referring to Direct X which, we can only assume, will be Direct X 10 given that it's going to be a late 2008 PC release. The Frostbite engine's most notable feature is the fully destructable environments that it supports, which should also be the case for Frostbite DX.

Final points of interest include a replay/recording feature that may well be similar to Halo 3's 'Saved films'. There's also a 'Soldier' feature that seems to give players the opportunity to create MMO styled avatars.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:09, Post No: 70

ballsyoudeek


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 22nd Oct 2011 16:08, Post No: 69

deekhad


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By: Anonymous

Added:Thu 31st Mar 2011 01:49, Post No: 68

How that suited 200lb soldier fit in that airduct is beyond me.


By: h7pe

Added:Tue 03rd Aug 2010 18:49, Post No: 67

oops... sorry gfh-77, just noticed you have made the same point


By: h7pe

Added:Tue 03rd Aug 2010 18:48, Post No: 66

Another point to make post 63 even if you have pre ordered it ( which i very much doubt ), they don't take the payment from your credit card until the game is released


By: freeradical

Added:Wed 30th Jun 2010 10:22, Post No: 65

Let's get one thing straight with Battlefield 3: EA has only acknowledged its existence briefly in a financial conference at this stage. There has been no official announcement containing a press release and assets from EA yet.

How post 63 managed to make a pre-order on the EA Store is beyond me. I certainly can't find the directory on the website now. Sounds like porkie pies to me.


By: gfh-77

Added:Tue 29th Jun 2010 01:37, Post No: 64

usually a preorder doesnt require full payment but i doubt that EA is making a huge amount of intrest from just £15, other than that £15 for a new game is some what of a bargain, even if you have to wait for it.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 29th Jun 2010 01:08, Post No: 63

I preordered 3 for PC at 14.95 from EA Store months ago. Hope they are loving the interest they are making on my money :-(


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 04th May 2010 18:05, Post No: 62

I'll be building a new gaming PC for Battlefield 3, and I hope its all DX 11, and uses the destruction 2 Frostbite engine.


By: freeradical

Added:Thu 01st Apr 2010 10:08, Post No: 61

To reiterate the posts below, we can't even be absolutely sure that the game is still in development, let alone when it's going to release. Clearly DICE has been working on a Battlefield 3 over the last few years though...


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