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did I miss it somewhere? Can you give me some cliffs on the engine/tech behind it? Is it the same FrostByte engine as BC2?
 
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Ill be adding a bunch of people here soon. I uploaded a refresh of that list 6 times in one hour one day. I need to wait a little while between refreshes otherwise it will turn into a full time job man!

I gotta say this is one anticipated game by so many people!
 
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I got into an argument on BC2 with a few console noobs about how much better BF2 is over BC2...:nutkick:
 
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I got into an argument on BC2 with a few console noobs about how much better BF2 is over BC2...:nutkick:
Yeah but can they come back on you if BF3 incorporates features from BC2?
 
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no, because if BF3 sucks I will go back to CS:S
 

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unless something unexpected happens i will be getting the limited edition hard copy :D but for now battlefield F4P has to do
 
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who here actually still plays bf2?
 
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I gotta say this is one anticipated game by so many people!
Dude, I just had to pull your beard.. lol.
 

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who here actually still plays bf2?
Can't find all my BF2 discs, otherwise i'd probably be playing it a bit. But most of my attention is still currently with BC2.
 
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who here actually still plays bf2?
I play BF2 with the Desert Conflict Mod every Wednesday night. It's how I get my Capture the Flag fix.
 
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Info starting to leak from GameInformer Article.

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Game Informer: Battlefield 3 - New Thread of Details #1
Okay, so going through the article:

-Aiming for CY Q4 2011 release
-Concept for BF3 has been in the works for years, waiting on proper tech to seamlessly come together
-Frosbite 2.0 is the culmination of this tech, entirely re-written
-Lighting sounds neat, one "probe" contains more lighting information than an entire BFBC2 level.
-Level destruction is going to be "believable" but basically everything is destructible.
-Character animations powered by ANT, what EA Sports uses.
-AI characters and multiplayer characters have different animation sets
-No more "gliding" animations that look off, animation realism is a focus
-Captured their own war audios (bullets, tanks, helicopters, etc) at different distances to ensure realism
-Better audio cues for certain actions, more easily able to listen for threats
-Plan on better, more immediate post release content
-More unlocks than BFBC2
-Dice trying to find a good balance between customization of your character and not having "pink rabbit hat(s)"
-4 classes
-Will talk about squads "later"
-Looking into a theater mode but can't talk about it
-Will have co-op
-There will be a kill-cam but it can be turned off
-BF3's team is almost twice as big as the team for BFBC2
-They want the pacing of the single player mode to be balanced, with highs and lows. Makes the comparison to a song vs a guitar solo.
-Part of the single player mode takes place in Sulaymaniyah - Iraqi Kurdistan.
-"Fuck" will be used often, so M rated for sure
-There will be an earthquake in a level. The destruction sounds very impressive. 7 story building collapses, looks very well done
-Significant narrative that goes with the SP mode
-More than one setting, you're not in the middle east for the whole game
-PC version is lead version
-Why 64 players for PC only? No complains from the console crowd.
-No mod tools at release. Maybe none down the line either. Frosbite 2.0 is complex and mods tools would have to be dumbed down, so does Dice really want to put their time to that or would it be better spent elsewhere?
-Original story, not based on Bad Company at all.

Okay, that's basically it.
 
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More news.....

More Battlefield 3 information has emerged, revealing that Tehran, New York and Paris will all feature as major locations in the game. An updated version of the spotting system in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in the game, as well as knives, dog tags and bullet drop. Read on for more info.

Product listing information on the Game website lists Tehran, New York and Paris as major locations in the game. Tehran was confirmed by Battlefield 3 Lead Gameplay Designer, Alan Kertz, who has been aswering questions on Twitter, unveiling a few more nuggets in the process.

Kertz reveals that Battlefield 3 will have a spotting system similar to that of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in which players could tap a button and highlight an enemy to the rest of the team. The specifics of the spotting system have yet to be finalised though. “Spotted enemies could have a bomb dropped on them by an orbital space cannon for all I’ve decided right now,” says Kertz.

We already know that the ability to go prone will be in Battlefield 3, but doing it in midair will be impossible, eliminating ‘dolphin diving’. Bullet physics will work in a similar way to Bad Company 2, with gravity and distance affecting projectile trajectories, but the system will be updated. “Yes, there is bullet drop. Doesn’t work the same as BC2 though, it’s a much deeper system.” Close combat kills and dog tags will also make the transition from Bad Company 2. “There will be a knife, there will be dogtags. No details for now.”

Kertz also mentions that there will be friendly fire options, and there won’t be ziplines or grappling hooks, saying “you don’t kill CoD by trying to be CoD. You kill CoD by making a better shooter.” For more Battlefield information, check out the announcement post and the new Battlefield 3 site. The game’s due out this Autumn.
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A leaked advert has unveiled plans for a limited edition of Battlefield 3 that will include a “Back to Karkand” map pack as part of the deal. Players who buy the standard edition of Battlefield 3 will have the opportunity to buy the map pack as DLC after the game’s release.

CVG spotted the ad, which advertises the Karkand map pack, which looks to contain maps and guns from Battlefield 2, remastered for Battlefield 3 and the Frostbite 2 engine. The blurb on the ad says “The themed expansion pack features four legendary maps from Battlefield 2 boldly re-imagined with Frostbite 2 physics, destruction and visuals, completing the package are classic Battlefield 2 weapons and vehicles, unique rewards, new achievements/trophies, and more.”

The advert also mentions that the map pack will be available to buy separately as DLC one month after Battlefield’s release, which is set for this Autumn. Pricing details for the limited edition will be revealed in late February, and the game is available to pre-order now. For more information on Battlefield 3, check out the official site, or our recent news posts outlining everything we know so far about the sequel.
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Holy crap! Those screenshots look amazing. Seriously I'm kinda shocked.
You shouldn't be. I told you and Negative Dave's it would going to be epic.
 

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