http://games.internode.on.net/content.php?mode=news&id=2051 Leaked 'facts' about BF3 * Release in late 2008 * Powered by "Frostbite DX" * Set in year modern day * Will ship with 8 maps, each supporting up to 40-players per team * Two playable factions, NATO and MEC (Middle Eastern Coalition) * Same "ticket-based" gameplay style as before * Maps are mostly urban, based in Middle East * Squads and Commanders are present, introduced are "Battalions" which consist of three to four squads. * Five playable classes; Sniper, Assault, Engineer, Medic and Support * Will feature 48 different vehicles (24 for each faction) * Will feature 34 different weapons (17 for each faction) and another 22 unlocks (for both factions), in total 56 different weapons. * Other unlocks include different types of ammunition, body armor, helmets, camouflage and accessories. * Possible public beta in "Summer 2008? * Online stats tracking, awards and "real world ranks" * "Soldier" feature, looks like MMO-styled characters and avatars * Ranked servers will be available for resellers weeks before the game ships * In-game replay and recording feature * VoIP, friends list, in-game IM-client and "extensive clan support" * Built-in auto software updater * Windows Vista and OS X * Announcement and teaser trailer in January 2008.