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Submitted by Kiran Earwaker on February 4 2011 - 11:06

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."

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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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