Here’s a startling statistic coming from EA’s Peter Moore: according to EA’s stats, almost 20 percent of Battlefield 3 players play offline, meaning they play the single player campaign or other offline game modes (are there any other offline game modes?). Speaking to Kotaku, Moore said:
“Our telemetry might tell us that as many as 20% just want to play almost offline – connected yet offline”
20% sure sounds like a lot, especially for a game that’s multiplayer focused through and through. Moore added that the single player campaign was a good way for players to learn the game before jumping into multiplayer. He also added this interesting bit: “Battlefield 3 is not like Counter-Strike where you get slaughtered in 30 seconds”.
Personally, I haven’t played a second of the single player campaign. In fact, none of us here at BF3Blog have touched the single player part of the Battlefield 3. From what we hear, it’s pretty crappy, too.
Remember the “Fault Lines” Battlefield 3 videos that were the first to be released, almost a year ago? The very first Battlefield 3 gameplay showed a squad of soldiers pinned on the roof of a building by a sniper, whereafter they engaged him with an AT4 rocket launcher. If you’re wondering where DICE got the inspiration from, check out the video above, which is a reenactment of a real situation that happened during the Battle of Fallujah in 2004 in Iraq. Check out the BF3 version after the break.
Battlefield 3′s singleplayer campaign has a familiar plot about stolen nukes, this time, the bad guys are Iranian, where much of the campaign and story take place. According to a report from BBC, Iranian gamers are angry over the plot where the Iranian government is replaced by a radical militia, and where the US Marines are sent in to retrieve nuclear weapons.
BBC’s report asks whether games like Battlefield 3 have an impact on public opinion towards Iran, which is in the news these days over nuclear weapons issues. An Iranian game developer, interviewed by the BBC, reports that Battlefield 3 has been condemned by the Iranian press, and that some Iranian gamers have signed a petition calling for an apology from EA and developer DICE.
A videogame with opponents and enemies from the Middle East is nothing new, as the vast majority of realistic action games have some sort of plot that involves terrorists, although in the last few years, videogame plots have introduced a new enemy: Russians. The Russians have been the antagonists in the plots of the previous two Battlefield games, Bad Company 1 and 2, as well as several Call of Duty games.
With less than 12 hours until launch, DICE has released a new set of Battlefield 3 singleplayer screeshots, which show us some of the new missions in the game (and they do look quite stunning, as expected). We got a total of 9 screenshots in HD quality after the break. READ ON »
This is the very first Battlefield 3 singleplayer mission, played on an Xbox 360. It’s a fairly short and fast paced endeavor, taking place on a train, with what appears to be a lot of quick time events. As usual, the visuals are quite impressive, especially considering that this is running on console hardware that’s 6 years old.
A few days ago we got the multiplayer trailer showing us some brand new maps, now we’ve got the singleplayer counterpart, giving us glimpses of never before seen missions, including ones set in New York City. On top of that, we get some sneak peaks on what the campaign revolves around (hint: nukes, terrorists, Iranians, and more). Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest Battlefield 3 videos.
According to numerous reports, the PC version of Battlefield 3 has been leaked on various torrent sites. So far it’s only the Russian version of Battlefield 3 that has been leaked, and according to those who have tried to download it, the installer and in-game languages are set to Russian. Only the singleplayer portion is supposedly playable, with a “crack” available to bypass Origin and Battlelog (which is required on PC to play Battlefield 3). However, some are reporting virus and trojans bundled with the release as well.
The game weighs in at just under 10GB, and appears to have been leaked by one of the Russian retailers who got an early batch of games. Game piracy and early game leaks are nothing new, but it’s still sad to see a game leaked over a week early, especially a game we’re all eagerly waiting for.
An aircraft carrier. Graffiti. Dark parking basements. Elevator shafts. Those are just some of the things you’ll see in the brand new Battlefield 3 screenshots showing various stages of the singleplayer campaign. Enjoy.
DICE has released an extended trailer of the previously teased Operation Guillotine singleplayer mission. Now, we get a minute of extra footage, and boy does it look good. Also, the trailer is composed of gameplay from the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 — we can now lay the rumors to rest: Battlefield 3 looks amazing on all platforms.
Earlier this month we showed an impressive Battlefield 3 singleplayer teaser trailer showing off night combat on a mission called Guillotine. Now Battlefield 3 is being showed off at the annual Tokyo Game Show, where lucky Japanese gamers get a chance to play that exact mission, which is set in Tehran during a night raid. The gameplay looks pretty tense, despite the awful aiming by the Japanese gamer.