A recent announcement has seen the release of the first gameplay trailer for Battlefield 3. This is the third entry into its main series and the first glimpse of a new and improved Battlefield. It looks slick and modern. With the success of it’s other titles, namely the Battlefield Bad Company series, it was only a matter of time before Battlefield 3 was announced. Considering the success of Bad Company 2, especially the multiplayer, up against Call Of Duty Black Ops it shows EA / DICE that gamers want more from an online game.
The announcement has been supported by one of the most visually pleasing and sounding trailers recently released. It looks stunning and from what I’ve seen the game looks to be an excellent but realistic experience. I’m glad that there is going to be a single player campaign as well as a multiplayer. I don’t think that games have to have both but if done correctly it makes the title stronger and more appealing.
Battlefield 3 will have a tough fight on its hands considering its opposition. From the top of my head titles such as Crysis 2, Operation Flashpoint: Red Rising, Rage, Brink, and the possibility of another Call Of Duty title, all possibly within the year.
I hope the release of Battlefield 3 highlights the decline in quality of recent Call Of Duty titles. Battlefield 3 has confirmed 64 person multiplayer. If it brings back the Battle Commander role and the ability to create and issue orders to your squads then it should be able to give COD a real challenge. I hope it sticks to what it does best and doesn’t try to change what the fans what from it.
If anyone has any doubts about the possible quality of this title then watch this trailer and you’ll see what I mean.
It just looks incredible. Everything from the view from the rooftops to the details on the soldiers is highly impressive. Taking out that sniper showed off the impressive Frostbite 2.0 engine aswell.
This is one title that’s jumped to the top of the pre-order list.