Battlefield 3 - out in 2011

Tilce | 28 April 2011 | 23 Comments


Submitted by Binary-Ninja

Introduction:
Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2 engine
Battlefield 3 will be the latest installment in the long running Battlefield franchise that originally started with Battlefield 1942 ....Battlefield 3 or (BF3) for short is a first-person shooter action video game, being developed by EA , Digital Illusions CE and to be published by Electronic Arts. It is set to be released in the Fall 2011 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Platforms.

Contrary to its name, it is the twelfth installment in the Battlefield franchise, and the true successor to Battlefield 2 (BF2) that was released in 2005.

Beyond the signature multilayer experience that everyone expects from the Battlefield series , the game developers have also included a full single-player campaign and a co-op campaign straight out of the box. As for fan favorite features, how does the return of jets, prone, and 64-player multi-player (on PC) sound? All this built with our powerful new game engine Frostbite 2.

Battlefield 3 leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2 engine , this state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive due to the real-time environment and weather changing effects..

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations.

Gameplay:
Battlefield 3 will feature the maximum packed combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player
Battlefield 3 will feature the maximum packed combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player, co-operative and multiplayer modes. It will reintroduce several elements absent from the Bad Company games, including fighter jets, the prone position and 64-player battles on PC. It looks at this stage their will be no commander role in the game that we had seen in BF2 but we are waiting to see what is done with squad leaders some say they will take on smaller roles of the commander more local to each squad ...

To accommodate the lower player count on consoles, the ground area will be limited for Xbox 360 and PS3. The jets and choppers on the other hand will have more flying space, and will have the ability to travel further outside the map boundaries.Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games such as FIFA, but will now be used to create a more realistic soldier. Player models will appear more realistic with the ability to transition into cover and turn their head before their body.

While it is still in development stages what we know about the Maps are they set in Paris, Tehran, Sulaymaniyah and New York have been confirmed. As a whole, the game will cover urban streets, metropolitan downtown areas, and open landscapes suited to vehicle combat. Expected factions include the US military, Middle Eastern Coalition, China, and/or Russia. Their is expected to be either 4 or 6 classes for multi-player but still waiting on that confirmation , these will be a mix of Assault , Spec Ops , Medic , Engineer , Support , Sniper .. but we wont know if they combine some roles so we only have 4 classes…

The single player campaign takes place in the year 2014 . You will play as Sgt Black, part of a four-man squad in a city on the Iran/ Iraq border, patrolling the streets for insurgents. As if that locale wasn’t unstable enough, it’s also built on a fault-line. And it’s a towering, glittering city, not the dusty, clichéd Middle East tips we’re used to seeing. Cast in high contrast blueish light, it’s gorgeous.

Black’s squad winds through the city listening to Johnny Cash’s ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down’, proving that DICE are effortlessly cool. They disembark from their APC, and are following orders and cutting through alleys when a tremor shakes dust loose from the surrounding buildings.




Expected Hardware Requirements: courtesy of ENTERBF3.COM

While no official announcement of minimum requirements for Battlefield 3 have been made, we do know what engine the game will be running. Frostbite 2.0. Because of this we can estimate what requirements will be expected when Battlefield 3 hits shelves. I have also added / edited what i think will be suitable hardware.. I would be looking at the recommended as minimum specs as with most modern games to get the most out of a game like BF3 , due to the engine and its vast map sizes .. BF2 in its day pushed the boundaries of game graphics and i expect no less from BF3.

Minimum System Requirements
Processor: Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB - 4GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 256 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements
Processor: Modern Quadcore Processor ( Intel i5 , i7 & Sandy Bridge , AMD X4 or X6)
Memory: 4 GB - 8 GB
Hard Drive: 15 GB for Digital Version, 10 GB for Disc Version
Video Memory: 512 MB - 1 GB Mid to High end video cards
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 11
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Platforms / Player Numbers :
The Limited Edition version of the game will include special download content titled Back to Karkand
PC - 64 Players
Xbox 360 - 24 Players
PS3 - 24 Players

The Limited Edition version of the game will include special download content titled “Back to Karkand”, this will include 4 maps remade from BF2, including the iconic Strike at Karkand. The “Back to Karkand” DLC will be released as a downloadable add-on a month after the release of BF3 for other players who didn’t buy the Limited Edition.

Gameplay Footage:

Watch 12 minutes of gameplay from Battlefield 3 Fault Line map

Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Black and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town, as they move to the rooftops to eliminate an enemy sniper in an abandoned hotel.

This in-game footage from Battlefield 3 shows off the ANT animation technology in all its glory and as the explosive finish to the Battlefield 3 Fault Line series draws near, Sgt. Black is tasked with disarming a home-made bomb, leading to first-person melee combat with the bomber and a large-scale firefight in the streets against massive opposition.

Screenshots:

Staging Area where Dave works

Dragging teammate to cover

Destruction 3.0 killing sniper with rocket launcher / collapse hotel

Dynamic Lighting

Laying down some fire

Inside shot of plane cockpit

Gamers Expectations:

Following on from a article in the March edition of PC Gamer magazine the BF3 community has asked the question what do you want to see in Battlefield 3. And they have a list their is probably more but i have highlighted the major ones players want to see addressed.

10 Things I want to see in BF3

Large Maps
Large Player Numbers (64 PC)
Team Work based play
Hierarchy , Leadership roles
Working VOIP Client
Strong Anti Cheat Client
A Balanced Battlefield no aircraft spam on infantry
AA Guns / Launcher to take out Aircraft
Limit Kit Numbers so the whole team isn’t sniping
Weapon Certification / Training as path to unlocks
Good Patch support from Game Devs

Note:

All of the above Battlefield 3 game information , pictures and footage or other details for this game preview has been gathered from many various sources across the internet that are covering BF3 thank to all ..... I have a few quick mentions below ..

http://www.pcgamer.com
http://www.gameinformer.com/
Battlefield 3 - BF3
Battlefield 3 : BF3 - EA
Battlefield 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

23 Comments so far | Post a comment

Thank you guys, informative article.

Minimum and recommended hardware information was of particular interest.

Binary-Ninja | 01:47 pm - 28 April 2011

I just work here “Dave”

Looks good. I hope too that they will limit squad roles. Not sure how they can though.
Thanks BN

Judge_Kiwi | 06:58 am - 3 May 2011

... Where’s my Littlebird?  I’m sure I parked it around here somewhere ...

Judge_Kiwi | 08:17 am - 3 May 2011

Things they WILL screw up;

1. FOV on multi-monitor setups

2. No Track-IR support

3. No adjustable music setting

4. Missing video settings (ie no AA)

5. A. I.

There are a lot of people looking forward to this game… lets hope it meets the expectations.

Binary-Ninja | 11:51 am - 4 May 2011

I just want a good anti cheat client ...

RapidDescent | 11:05 am - 5 May 2011

Agreed Binary - if they can lock down the cheats this game will be awesome.

And the tards in your team who put Det charges on the blades of the Helos so that they can get the next spawn of it......man that was annoying

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Good Write Up Binary.

Pitty The Release has been pushed back to november this year , hopefully everything is ironed out when it does get released.

Macca.

ReaperSmurf | 01:53 pm - 17 May 2011

All of the above… plus, I want to be able to play it offline at a LAN.

spackattack | 08:29 am - 22 May 2011

hi all been out in the widerness a while used to be a werewolve in bf2 an the following after the demise cant wait for this game hope to make a come back

Nice article BN.  I pre-ordered this game awhile back, cant wait.  I only hope it doesnt suffer the same patch issues that the BF series is plagued with.

T H C sniper1 | 08:10 am - 10 June 2011

Campaign looks awesome

There’s nothing worse then a 1000 ticket Atacama Desert map with some tard on your team blowing up the chopper every time it spawns. And no admin on to kick him.

Thanks mate nice.Its about time::))

+1 for Binary Ninja and Reapersmurf wishes.  The blatant hacking and inability to play BC2 over LAN are real detractors from what would otherwise be the best FPS game I have ever played.

BF3 looks like it will raise the bar even higher, but that will count for nought if Punk Buster cannot deal with the hackers AND I cannot avoid these undesirables by playing over a LAN.

JeniferDecosta10 | 07:48 am - 30 July 2011

I think the animations were especially impressive to watch during a first-person hand-to-hand combat sequence.

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Wow, 64 players, I really enjoyed BF2BC, to the point that I had to uninstall the game, because I became very addicted to it, but 64 players, I will be damned.

I cant imagine the minimum specs to be playable . More like the recommended specs are the minimum :)

But nice right up and looking forward to it .

“Good Write Up Binary.

Pitty The Release has been pushed back to november this year , hopefully everything is ironed out when it does get released.

Macca.”

November? NOOOOooo! Tell me this isn’t true… gotta say this is the first I’ve heard of the setback.  And to think I was all geared up for an October 25 start!  Doh!

I’ll be back soon on your site again so please continue sharing your great tips......:)
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