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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on June 7 2011 - 16:49

EA leaves E3 in a smouldering heap of rubble thanks to Battlefield 3's spectacular Frostbite 2.0 engine...

Publishing giant EA has firebombed E3 with more details on Battlefield 3 than you could possibly have hoped for including a release date, PC system specs, and multiplayer footage.

First-up, the release date: Battlefield 3 will launch on October 25th, which puts it two weeks ahead of Activison's Modern Warfare 3. Second-up, the PC system specs which are listed below:

Minimum Specs:

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz.
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card.
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • HDD: 15 GB for disc version, 10 GB for digital version


Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon HD 6850
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • HDD: 15 GB for disc version, 10 GB for digital version


In addition to all of this, the folks at DICE were even kind enough to dish out a new multiplayer trailer, and some new footage that puts the game's super-impressive Frostbite 2.0 engine through its paces (both shown below). We're sold already.



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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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