Sony’s E3 press conference is currently underway, and we’re present with some great seats in this huge auditorium with thousands of people. Sony just announced that several EA games including Need For Speed The Run, SSX and Battlefield 3 will have exclusive content on the PlayStation 3.
For Battlefield 3, the exclusive content will be a copy of the downloadable Battlefield game, Battlefield 1943. If you’re wondering whether to get Battlefield 3 on PS3 or Xbox 360, the PS3 version just got a lot more interesting.
During EA’s presentation today, DICE played through a singleplayer mission called “Thunder Run”, where they showcased a huge, open tank battle in the single player campaign. The mission takes place in an Iranian desert where the player comes up against a pack of enemy tanks. Besides the familiar tank gameplay, the player takes control of a UAV/airplace with an overview of the battlefield. And we also get to see the tank’s night vision camera in action.
Another trailer showcasing the awesome potential of the Frostbite 2.0 engine which powers Battlefield 3. With never before seen singleplayer footage, including urban tank battles, new locations (Paris), and much more.
We’re at E3 and it sure is hectic here — we’ve checked out Battlefield 3 at EA’s press event, and we’ve got some new info regarding Battlefield 3: it appears the game will support a new feature where players can customize their dog tags — add signatures, etch their name and display some of their stats, as you can see on the teaser image above.
We’ll have a lot more on the new features in Battlefield 3 as E3 officially opens its doors tomorrow. Stay tuned!
We’ve got a first glimpse into the much anticipated multiplayer part of Battlefield 3, with a new teaser trailer EA just released. The trailer showcases multiplayer gameplay on a new urban map called Operation Metro.
E3 kicks off tomorrow and EA will be showing off Battlefield 3 as one of its main attractions — if not the main attraction. EA has released a render of the Battlefield 3 booth at E3 via their Flickr page.
BF3blog will be at E3 this week (we’re already in LA), and we’ll be covering Battlefield 3 throughout the week, with videos, screenshots, previews and much more. EA’s E3 press event kicks off tomorrow and will be streamed live from several sources. Here are the links to the live streams of EA’s press event:
In the midst of all the rumors, speculations and anticipation up to E3, it’s good with a little humor once in a while. A few Battlefield 3 fans went in depth on the new Modern Warfare 3 trailer — and we mean in depth. Apparently, as the screen-cap shows above, Modern Warfare 3 won’t use bullets Or maybe it’s just that DICE cares more about the details in Battlefield 3.
Perhaps Activision will sell bullets separately in Modern Warfare 3. Or perhaps the magazine is a solid piece of metal and the rifle shreds pieces off and slings them towards the enemy.
Either way, it’s great with a little humor between the arch rivals of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3.
DICE has posted another entry on their blog, detailing what will be shown of Battlefield 3 at E3, and they also revealed new information and features about the game. Battlefield 3 will have new trailers, screenshots and videos at E3, and both singleplayer and multiplayer will be shown.
DICE will show off Battlefield 3 multiplayer with a new map called “Operation Métro”, where, according to DICE, it will be possible to mount weapons, disable vehicles, go prone, and more. Furthermore, a new game mode, Team Deathmatch, has been confirmed, but won’t be shown at E3.
A brand new feature has been announced for Battlefield 3, called “Battlelog”, which is a website where players will be able to check their stats and progress, manage squads, create platoons, add friends, and more. Battlelog won’t be shown at E3.
We’ll have a lot more in-depth coverage at E3 next week.
The FPS scene will see a true heavyweight battle this November, as the two biggest shooter franchises will go head to head: Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3. Game industry analysts have predicted that Modern Warfare 3 will outsell Battlefield 3, but EA doesn’t share that opinion. According to EA’s senior vice president Jens Uwe, Battlefield 3 will outsell Modern Warfare 3. When asked if Battlefield 3 will outsell Modern Warfare 3, he said:
“Certainly. The only question is when that day will be. And for me, the sooner the better. With Battlefield 3 we have a superior games engine and a top notch product. We are convinced that we will, in fact, have a better product than our key competitor in the space. We think this is the perfect year to gain back market share.”
Of course, this is nothing unusual, as EA, like any publisher, needs to sustain consumer and investor confidence. The last Battlefield game, Bad Company 2, sold 7 million units, while the last Call of Duty game, Black Ops, sold twice that: 14 million. Most expect Battlefield 3 to top 10 million units sold, and Modern Warfare to sell north of 15 million.
However, Call of Duty has never had any real competition, something Battlefield 3 will most certainly provide this November. It’s a safe bet that both games will do really well, but who comes out on top is still up in the air.