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New teaser trailer for the tactical FPS goes live, PC versions of Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught cancelled...
EA has released a teaser trailer for Battlefield 3 which suggests that it will launch in “fall 2011”. This is the first core entry in the series to come from developer DICE since 2005, who released the Bad Company games and Battlefield 1943 amongst other spin-offs in the interim.
According to an article in Game Informer, the new title will feature jets, a prone position, and support for 64-player multiplayer on PC.
EA DICE Designer Alan Kertz has previously acknowledged “that PC players have a fear that BF3 will be ‘consolized.’”
“Battlefield 3 needs an extra bit of special attention on the PC. I intend to give it that attention, tradition and our community demand it." he explained back in October.
"It's not cost effective to make completely different versions, but you can be smart about platform specific features instead."
Just prior to today's Battlefield 3 trailer reveal, DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson announced that PC versions of Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught had been cancelled.
"This is one of those cross roads where I need to make a hard decision. While we’ll continue supporting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and previous games, it’s time to look ahead to the next giant leap for DICE – the release of Battlefield 3, powered by the mighty Frostbite 2 engine." Troedsson explained on the official Battlefield blog.
"We know some of you eagerly have been awaiting Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC. I’m sad to say that these two titles are now officially cancelled. Instead, our talented teams will focus on delivering the greatest possible gaming experience in our next behemoth release. We’re confident this will lead to an even better experience in Battlefield 3, not only on PC, but on all platforms."