November Release for BF3

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  1. DougB

    DougB Well-Known Member

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    While surfing the net this morning I came accross this:
    Planet Battlefield - Maps, News, Battlefield 2, Videos, Downloads
    EA CEO, John Riccitiello was quoted as saying that the next installment of the Battlefield franchise is slated for release in November this year and has an advertising budget of $100 million dollars. This release date will put directly against the next COD.
    What are your thoughts, discuss.
     
  2. Binary-Ninja

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    $100 Million Dollars for advertising budget ..... holy cow that is impressive ... but wished it was sooner
     
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    Gear up soldier, its almost time to go to war again! :)

    Crysis 2, BF3, overload of FPS greatness possible. :cool:
     
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    Doughboy Retired Captain<br>Correspondent

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    They want to knock off CoD, so long as they make it a "Battlefield" shooter and not bow down to the CoD noobs, I will be happy.
     
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    It has me concerned a little.

    BF3 and COD17 can exist together. In order for BF3 to directly compete against COD it has to dumb down its gameplay. That's not the reason I play BF3. I play both for different reasons.

    Roll out a huge advertising budget, I certainly won't complain if it leads to more people to shoot at but don't pit it up against COD, please! They're same genre, different experiences.
     
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    Yay for a release date/month... Boo for November though, thats like, forever away haha
    I'm not worried about BF3 competing against the new COD as I will be getting both anyway. Like Purg said their different gamestyles, COD is a run and gun where BF3 is more about teamwork and having some form of strategy..
     
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    Doughboy Retired Captain<br>Correspondent

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    Well put Purg!
     
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    Im not worried about the competition between the franchises - these games are poles apart and in general there will be plenty of community base for both games. BF3 has been long awaited by the BF community. 2142 was just a theme and an engine tweak from BF2, BC2 was a concept trial that exceeded their expectations. BF3 will be the brave new world.

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    almost forgot.Noooooooooo!vember - its too far away!
     
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    More Info

    Look on the positive side, it's only 7 months away...nah doesn't make me feel any better.
    Found some more info:
    Planet Battlefield - Maps, News, Battlefield 2, Videos, Downloads

    In this little article they go on to confirm that unfortunatly, there won't be any dedicated LAN support. Which is a bit of a pitty, that's the way I got into the Battlefield series. I went to a LAN and they were all play BF:1942. Ahh good times.
    One feature that the article mentions, is that you can blow 1/6th of a cinder block away to create a hole in the wall to snipe. Sounds really good...on paper. Just hope the MP is not full of snipers using this cover mechanic. Time will tell, 7 months to be more precise.
     
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    Nah man thats cool, put a nade against the wall and watch it crumble on top of them haha
     
  11. DougB

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    Bahaha didn't think of that Rica. Thats what I love about Battlefield, the total sand box style of multi player and the rock paper scissors gun play.

    I just found this podcast, discussing BF3 ( I haven't listened to it, I am at work :() and what is known so far. Enjoy:
    #119 – “BF3 Banter”|Battlefield Podcast
     
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    I read it is being released on the 2nd November. So at least it's at the beginning of the month
     
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    November seems like a pretty busy for me then with BF3 and Skyrim
     
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    There's a nice article in this months (maybe last months) Aus PC Gamer about BF3, what I got from it is 2 things, PC is king and they don't want to take the COD road (linea game play) so there will also be a strong single player and co-op mode but they are staying tru to BF being primarily an epic multiplayer game.



    Bring it on I say.
     
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    March PC Gamer .... BF3 is built for PC and then reduced for console ..... hooohah
     
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    Still not sure if I can take them at their word. It's the financiers who have the strongest say with these things... and everything, while made "for PC" will also be made with consoles in mind.

    Simple things like font size in menu's is always a good one - and the simplest one to remove/avoid but for some retarded reason gets left in so many games, is the "press start to play".... what the hell is that about???? Borderlands I'm looking at you...
     
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    I did smile at the minimum system requirements entry of;
    "Keyboard and Mouse"

    Chew on that one ya console monkeys :D
     
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    yes i kept that in review as well on TOG front page just for a dig at the consolers :)
     
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    with the way computers are advancing these days I should have upgraded my computer later in the year lol, 2gig won't be fast enough by November :p.

    Can't wait to play this lagged out and pixelated, woohhoo. jks
     
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    Eb games Facebook coverage of E3 has stated October 25th for release and September for MP Beta.
     

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