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Battlefield 3 release date announced

Battlefield 3 release date announced

Battlefield 3; coming to a PC or console near you on October 25th, 2011.

Electronic Arts has announced a release date for it's much awaited release datenext-gen shooter, Battlefield 3. The announcement came as part of the E3 2011 event.

Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25th 2011.

The game will launch simultaneously on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, and if you can't wait until October, there'll be a multi-platform open beta available from September.

EA has previously promised early BF3 beta access to owners of Medal of Honour, so expect that to kick off sooner.

Sony has meanwhile announced that the PlayStation 3 version of the game will come packaged with Battlefield 1943, as part of its own E3 2011 press conference.

DICE also made a somewhat predictable dig at Call of Duty's Elite service, with its own Battlelog stats-tracking system. Battlelog will be free to all BF3 users, and will handle in-game friend lists, as well as your KDR.

Excited about BF3? Let us know in the forums, after you've checked out the Battlefield 3 trailer below.


You can check out other news from the show via our E3 2011 News hub.

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Ljs 7th June 2011, 11:52 Quote
Sweet, what an excellent birthday present! :D
Ph4ZeD 7th June 2011, 11:55 Quote
Day one buy, without question.
[PUNK] crompers 7th June 2011, 12:06 Quote
any ideas when the pre order will be on steam?
Phalanx 7th June 2011, 12:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by [PUNK] crompers
any ideas when the pre order will be on steam?

Ask Valve?
TheStockBroker 7th June 2011, 12:16 Quote
YAY.

Need to put some money aside for a 30" and a second 580!

TSB
Mentai 7th June 2011, 12:28 Quote
I don't get why they would include 1943. Who the hell buys BF3 to play multiplayer of a trimmed downloadable BF version from a year ago?
Plugs 7th June 2011, 12:38 Quote
As ever the North American release will be (Tuesday) 25th October.
EU release date will likely be Friday 28th October.
G0UDG 7th June 2011, 12:38 Quote
Preordered BF3 limited edition cant wait to receive it
DXR_13KE 7th June 2011, 12:49 Quote
typo: "release datenext-gen shooter"
KiNETiK 7th June 2011, 12:51 Quote
I watched the EA presentation at E3 yesterday and saw the new videos of BF3. I really can't wait for this, it looks amazing :D Role on September/October
Digi 7th June 2011, 12:53 Quote
/dribble....
Unknownsock 7th June 2011, 13:02 Quote
Gonna specially buy some pedals and a joystick for this!

Looks to be one of the best games of the last few years
V3ctor 7th June 2011, 13:06 Quote
Me wants... really really wantzz... I hope my GPU can handle it at 1920x1200
BRAWL 7th June 2011, 13:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by [PUNK
crompers]any ideas when the pre order will be on steam?

ZiiP have already got a Limited Edition Pre-Order on the website mate :)
DriftCarl 7th June 2011, 13:16 Quote
i watched the EA perss conference yesterday too. Had to watch loads of crap until they showed BF3 right at the end.
Well impressed with it. It is going to make MW3 look like crap.
Glix 7th June 2011, 13:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DriftCarl
i watched the EA perss conference yesterday too. Had to watch loads of crap until they showed BF3 right at the end.
Well impressed with it. It is going to make MW3 look like crap.

You didn't see the fanbois ranting on the tweet/facebook box on GT. Regardless of what actually happens and is released, fanboys will always see it the way they want to see it "MW3 > BF3". Rather funny to watch at first, but soon gets boring.


Still going to wait for BT review before getting caught in the hype though.
faceplant 7th June 2011, 13:22 Quote
nooooooo we're in Portugal if the Mrs' Visa gets sorted.

Yay if the visa isn't sorted (she'll never read that), 2 weeks off work.
The boy 4rm oz 7th June 2011, 13:26 Quote
Goooood news. I preordered about 5 copies from work for me and my mates, can't wait for it to come out.
hirezo 7th June 2011, 13:29 Quote
cant wait!
wuyanxu 7th June 2011, 13:30 Quote
So where do I order gtx680? :D

Come on Stream, let us reorder already.
will_123 7th June 2011, 13:33 Quote
Looks fantastic. Think ill get the preorder on steam.
Digibull 7th June 2011, 13:46 Quote
Epic. This is set to be the 1st game in a while to fully turn my attention away from my ESX servers.

Giggidy...
Skiddywinks 7th June 2011, 13:51 Quote
I am actually very impressed having watched the videos (particularly the tank one).

This game looks to be the best FPS ever.
mucgoo 7th June 2011, 13:51 Quote
so how do you get into the beta other than moh?
[PUNK] crompers 7th June 2011, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
So where do I order gtx680? :D

Come on Stream, let us reorder already.

Leave it alone Wu its fine!!! ;)

I just asked in case anyone had heard any rumours about the Steam release. Maybe EA are holding off as long as possible to get EA store sales. Hopefully it comes up before the beta though or there'll be hell to pay on forums.moanpowered.com
shigllgetcha 7th June 2011, 15:03 Quote
Yep a definate buy
Eggy 7th June 2011, 16:34 Quote
The multiplayer footage was crap though. It reminded me way too much of the narrow chokepoint rich BC2 maps instead of genuine Battlefields.
Necrow 7th June 2011, 16:35 Quote
The tank mission video is amazing +1 Rep to DICE already, so realistic.
von_stylon 7th June 2011, 16:45 Quote
when is the beta coming that was promised with MOH?
Glix 7th June 2011, 17:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by von_stylon
when is the beta coming that was promised with MOH?

September.
Marvin-HHGTTG 7th June 2011, 18:00 Quote
I think everyone needs to get ready to be disappointed. No matter how good it will be, it'll not live up to this level of hype people are pouring on it. Just calm down...
shigllgetcha 7th June 2011, 19:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin-HHGTTG
I think everyone needs to get ready to be disappointed. No matter how good it will be, it'll not live up to this level of hype people are pouring on it. Just calm down...

yeh thats the spirit lets never get excited about anything and you can never be let down and we can all live in a constant state of mediocrity
grunged 7th June 2011, 22:06 Quote
for all those people who are waiting for steam to put their pre purchase up. they usually tend to do it two/three weeks before release.
although ill need to beef my pc up for this :(
slothy89 7th June 2011, 23:54 Quote
Hmmm closed beta for MoH owners? Or is that MoH Limited Edition owners? If it's the former then cool :) but I could have sworn it was only for those who bought the premium edition
cool_dude 7th June 2011, 23:59 Quote
Awesome... shame its october would've been good July! :D
The_Beast 8th June 2011, 00:05 Quote
I hope there isn't a test that day cause I'm skipping
Marvin-HHGTTG 8th June 2011, 00:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by shigllgetcha
yeh thats the spirit lets never get excited about anything and you can never be let down and we can all live in a constant state of mediocrity

Oh come on, I hardly said that. What is happening though (quotes above), is that folk are touting it as the best FPS ever and stuff. We've seen a 'gameplay' trailer and some dev talk. It's 4 months before release. People are just hoping it'll kick MW3's sorry arse into the middle of the next century. I'm sure it'll be good, but I don't think it's going to be as good as everyone's making it out to be, and I think it risks being marked down by many, because it doesn't live up to the hype.
Shayper09 8th June 2011, 00:43 Quote
I knew there was a reason for me getting a gtx 580... and whacking it up to 1ghz.. :)
Bede 8th June 2011, 00:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eggy
The multiplayer footage was crap though. It reminded me way too much of the narrow chokepoint rich BC2 maps instead of genuine Battlefields.

+1

I want maps that have four equal sides again please.
Ergath 8th June 2011, 01:34 Quote
Battlefield games.. the best ever when your pwning, the worst ever when you're the pwnee. I'll be buying this on trust, hoping for a return to the BF2 glory days.
Hypno 8th June 2011, 11:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by slothy89
Hmmm closed beta for MoH owners? Or is that MoH Limited Edition owners? If it's the former then cool :) but I could have sworn it was only for those who bought the premium edition

MoH Limited Edition owners I think.
mattbailey 10th June 2011, 09:57 Quote
Isnt the UK release the 28th?
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