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Battlefield 3 announced

Battlefield 3 announced

Hopefully, Battlefield 3 won't have the cartoony visuals and casual focus of Battlefield Heroes.

Electronic Arts COO John Pleasants has inadvertendly confirmed that Battlelfield 3 is in development during a conference call with stock holders, according to G4.

There are currently absolutely zero details available on the game, other than the fact that it will definitely not be out as part of this fiscal year.

"I've had the luxury of looking at Battlefield 3 over at DICE in Sweden and was highly impressed by the way the team is working on that product," said Pleasants in a call with members of William Blair Growth Stock.

"Of course, that's not [coming out] in the fiscal year, but that is a product that is looking very good," he continued.

That means that DICE currently has at least three new Battlefield games in development - Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield 1943 and now the full-blow sequel, Battlefield 3. Could they be in danger of over-saturating the market with the Battlefield franchise?

Oh, and there's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as well, so really there are four games in development that bear the Battlefield label. Yikes. Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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mikeuk2004 11th June 2009, 13:09 Quote
You can never have too much battlefied. My fav first person shooter franchise :)
lewchenko 11th June 2009, 13:36 Quote
Ahhh. The Return of the King.... in 2010!

Lets hope they dont nerf it into a multi release console version incapable of maximising the benefits the PC world has to offer - Im looking at atleast 64 player huge maps with graphics worthy of the PC... not the 4 year old consoles (of which I own all 3)
mrb_no1 11th June 2009, 14:18 Quote
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yeh baby. not 1, not 2 but 3 games coming. hazzah i say.

although i've been on the beta for heroes for like a year, or how ever long they;ve been running that and i've played that to death as far as i'm concerned. someone else can have bad company unless its ported onto the pc where it belongs. i want some bf 3 and 1943 action, thats where the money is, hopefully the gfx look super sweet as i want an good excuse to buy a new gfx card, saying that, if all goes well in my life, i'll be able to compare bf3 to life on the front line as a royal marine commando. Good times

peace

fatman
Veles 11th June 2009, 14:24 Quote
Well they're all different enough to warrant it.

Battlefield Heroes is a free to play casual shooter that's very different from the normal BF formula
1943 is a small mini game set in WW2 that uses the same style multiplayer as Bad Company
Bad Company 2 has a large single player element to it and the multiplayer, while it shares some similarities, is still quite different
Then Battlefield 3 is the real one I imagine, this one will be the next real battlefield (and I imagine set modern day)
Combatus 11th June 2009, 14:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
You can never have too much battlefied. My fav first person shooter franchise :)

Ditto. BF2 FTW. Lets hope BF3 turns out to be just as good (with fewer bugs and better support thrown in too!)

I really hope it's modern day as well. WW2 has been done to death and I wasn't as keen on 2142.
SMIFFYDUDE 11th June 2009, 14:34 Quote
Yeah! Brand new opportunity to bunny hop, base rape and fire the worlds least powerful sniper rifles, all while being pwned by children hogging all the aircraft. Fun times ahead!
EnglishLion 11th June 2009, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
Ditto. BF2 FTW. Lets hope BF3 turns out to be just as good (with fewer bugs and better support thrown in too!)

I really hope it's modern day as well. WW2 has been done to death and I wasn't as keen on 2142.

I agree, give me modern day warfare you just can't beat it! I played BF2 far too much and hopefully this fill a similar slot.
zimbloggy 11th June 2009, 15:27 Quote
This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. There's bf 1942, bf vietnam, bf2, bf2142, bf bad company, now bf 3??
zimbloggy 11th June 2009, 15:28 Quote
I am guessing that they don't count vietnam, bad company, and 2142.
D3s3rt_F0x 11th June 2009, 15:30 Quote
Not impressed, they should really concentrate on making BF 1943 a full on game, 1942 was by far and away the most skillful and fun to play., was nothing quiet like mastering the artillery with a decent sniper.
sear 11th June 2009, 16:35 Quote
I really never got the appeal of these games. The maps are big, sure, but the combat always felt like complete ass to me, with almost zero tactile response with the weapons. Vehicles are alright but handle way too arcadey for my tastes. I never got the impression I was ever really doing anything important - progress or failure.
EnglishLion 11th June 2009, 16:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by sear
I really never got the appeal of these games. The maps are big, sure, but the combat always felt like complete ass to me, with almost zero tactile response with the weapons. Vehicles are alright but handle way too arcadey for my tastes. I never got the impression I was ever really doing anything important - progress or failure.

The gameplay and the enjoyment/sense of achievement from these games really depends on who you play the game with (who's on the server you join). If you get into a tight squad and play together as such then it comes into it's own. Otherwise, yes, sometimes you wonder why you even bother!
lp1988 11th June 2009, 18:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko

Lets hope they dont nerf it into a multi release console version incapable of maximising the benefits the PC world has to offer - Im looking at atleast 64 player huge maps with graphics worthy of the PC... not the 4 year old consoles (of which I own all 3)

All 3, how mutch money do you have :)

but none the less, bought the game 3 years ago and am still playing it...
It would be nice if they made Bad company a console and left BF3 for the pc, that way they could optimise the games for their specific target platform. but maybe I'm just dreaming here
b5k 11th June 2009, 18:31 Quote
Wow, another Battlefield game. Who finds running around a giant battle field for 20 minutes trying to to get to an objective fun? The only Battlefield that was fun was Vietnam, and that was because of the music.
bogie170 11th June 2009, 19:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by mrb_no1
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yeh baby. not 1, not 2 but 3 games coming. hazzah i say.

although i've been on the beta for heroes for like a year, or how ever long they;ve been running that and i've played that to death as far as i'm concerned. someone else can have bad company unless its ported onto the pc where it belongs. i want some bf 3 and 1943 action, thats where the money is, hopefully the gfx look super sweet as i want an good excuse to buy a new gfx card, saying that, if all goes well in my life, i'll be able to compare bf3 to life on the front line as a royal marine commando. Good times

peace

fatman

Bad Company is being released for the PC.
leexgx 11th June 2009, 21:14 Quote
i loved the radio in BF 1942 Vietnam , when you hire music you know death is coming (transport chopper with the changun on it)

http://www.gijoeguy.com/huey.gif got to forums to see it or click on it
chaosfrantic 12th June 2009, 01:36 Quote
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
it's about time. i don't like the idea of cartoony. I just hope it doesn't turn into something like TF2.
BF3>>>> BUTAL!!! CAN'T WAIT.
r4tch3t 12th June 2009, 04:50 Quote
Go back to WW2 I say. I loved BF1942 and the expansions, BF2 not so much.
SMIFFYDUDE 12th June 2009, 17:21 Quote
Buy Red Orchestra its smaller but much better, and not full of twats.
knuck 12th June 2009, 17:51 Quote
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I played this game for real only once in a lan party and it was the worse gaming session I ever had. The game had just been released however and it was extremely buggy but still, when I realized a freaking fence was actually blocking the shots of my TANK, I just couldn't take it anymore and never bothered even trying the game another time

I guess the point here is I hope they won't release another full of bugs game or else they will lose potential players
Rocket_Knight64 12th June 2009, 20:02 Quote
Hate to bring this up but, it needs doing: http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2009/02/17/put-your-questions-to-dice/1

As long as its based along the lines of BF2 and PC only, I cant wait. :D
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