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    Battlefield 3 Leaked Info
    October 9th, 2007 by James Hyde in Rumor, MMO, Multiplayer, Online
    A tipster sent us PDF document which looked like an outline of features for Battlefield 3. The three page document is apparently prepared for investors which should get it by December of this year. It details basic features of BF3, and are as listed:

    Release in late 2008
    Powered by “Frostbite DX”
    Set in year modern day (just like BF2, ed.)
    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 (for testing, apparently, ed.)
    In-game replay and recording feature
    VoIP, friends list, in-game IM-client and “extensive clan support”
    Built-in auto software updater (no more patches!, ed.)
    Widows Vista and OS X (no XP?!, ed.)
    Announcement and teaser trailer in January 2008.
    A map is mentioned by name, called “Baghdad Burning”, and appears to be a massive urban map, similar to BF2’s very popular “Strike at Karkand”. The game is powered by “Frotbite DX”, currently the Frostbite engine is used in Battlefiled: Bad Company on PS3 and Xbox 360. The “DX” could refer to DirectX (10?), a PC version of the Frostbite engine.

    Please note that none of this is confirmed, we’ve emailed a few people from EA and DICE (Battlefield developers) and will update the article as soon as we know more. Also note that we cannot, for obvious (legal) reasons, release the PDF document. Stay tuned for more info.

    [Update 1] A few wanted to know if the document mentions in-game advertising, it does not, but wouldn’t be surprising, considering BF2142 had in-game advertising.

    [Update 2] EA responded to the rumor with a “no comment” statement. Still waiting for a reply from DICE (which will probably be the same).

    [Update 3] For clarification, the document doesn’t say that XP is not supported, it only lists Vista and OS X.

    [Update 4] Further investigation reveals that EA DICE owns the domain “” (not so important, since it was registered in 2004, so was etc.). Still no reply from DICE. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • #2
    Re: Battlefield 3 Leaked Info

    Interesting. At first click, I thought this was for bad company, which I'm not excited for, too arcadey (IE, BF2: Modern Combat) looking.

    Be interesting if they push the Vista only thing, but including OS X? Thats pretty random/cool I guess.

    Battalion idea sounds like it could really be interesting. MMO-style soldier setup is kinda interesting. 56 different weapons? How many will be useful I have to wonder.

    I hope they learn from BF2/2142 and make a much stabler game.

    The auto-download sounds good.

    Hopefully they include a stronger SDK and mod support, I'd love to be able to have more maps in 2142. Maybe they'd be able to judge them worthy to make them suitable for ranked servers?

    Looking forward to the modern era though; 2142 is a pretty fun game, but they just didn't put enough content into the game to make it stronger, just feels like a really big mod for BF2.


    • #3
      Re: Battlefield 3 Leaked Info

      I'm so drooling over this right now.


      • #4
        Re: Battlefield 3 Leaked Info

        if it is stable. wonderful. 40 per team sounds like a fun time.

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        • #5
          Re: Battlefield 3 Leaked Info

          The other BF3 leaked info TG thread is HERE also :)
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