In a short E3 interview Activision CEO Bobby Kotick cast doubt on the upcoming console version of Battlefield 3; saying he’s not entirely confident the game will perform as well as the developers say.
‘So far I’ve only seen Battlefield 3 on a PC, I haven’t seen it on a console where the bulk of our business is,‘ Kotick told CNBC reporter.
‘If it’s just a PC title, as it looks like today, that’s just a small audience to participate,‘ he added.
Battlefield 3 was given an official release date of October 25th, 2 days ago at E3. The game will be released simultaneously on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, and although the main focus is on taking advantage of modern PC hardware, developer Dice are still promising a stunning looking game on the consoles.
The latest news from this year’s E3 is that Battlefield 3 will be hitting store shelves on October 25th of this year.
The 3rd instalment in the Battlefield series will be using a new gaming engine, Frostbite 2.0; which will have full support for DirectX 11 and 64-bit processors.
The game was 3 years in development and promises to be a true PC experience, with development set on taking advantage of modern 64-bit CPUs. It will also ship to PS3 and Xbox 360 simultaneously.
Dice is promising to “squeeze every bit” out of the ageing consoles to bring “a stunning looking game on the console”. But make no mistake about it, the PC version is going to be the Mothership as far as Dice and EA are concerned.
You can pre-order a retail copy for PC, Xbox and PS3 from Amazon.
In a recent interview with x360aNews, Dice’s Patrick Bach talks about the upcoming Battlefield 3; primarily the gameplay but also on a few key features that separate the PC version from the consoles.
The third instalment in the legendary Battlefield series is promising to push the PC envelope, taking advantage of 64-bit processors to fully realise their new gaming engine, Frostbite 2.0.
But Dice doesn’t want console gamers to feel like they’re getting left in the ditch. Despite the fact that Xbox 360 and PS3 hardware is over 6-years old, Dice is promising to “squeeze every bit” out of the ageing games machines to bring “a stunning looking game on the console”. But make no mistake about it, the PC version is going to be the Mothership as far as Dice and EA are concerned.
Battlefield 3 is slated for a release sometime in the 4th quarter of this year. You can pre-order for PC, Xbox and PS3 from Amazon.
That’s what it’s going take folks. In a short post over on the Battlefield blog they are asking for 1 million likes on the Battlefield Facebook page to unlock the latest trailer, which also includes producer’s commentary.
The sequel to 2005′s massively popular Battlefield 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in November and will feature an upgraded gaming engine, Frostbite 2.0; which will take full advantage of DirectX 11 and 64-bit processors. DirectX 9 is not supported so naturally you’ll need to be running Windows Vista/7.
You can pre-order the game now and unlock DLC which includes extra weapons, maps and vehicles. This offer will end upon the game’s release.
The year is 2014 and US Marines stationed along the Iranian and Iraqi border are trying to bring stability to the region.
In this fast-paced 2 minute trailer Dice gives fans a much more detailed glimpse at the realism of the Frostbite 2.0 engine powering the third iteration of Battlefield 3. A frantic rush through back alleys with dogs barking, and Marines trying to track down a chemical weapons site sets the scene for this latest trailer.
Battlefield 3 is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 sometime this Autumn. Amazon is already taking pre-orders on the PC and console versions.
Over on the Battlefield blog, EA and dice have released the first trailer for Battlefield 3 with in-game footage. You get a short glimpse of game-play through the eyes of a US marine in Iraqi Kurdistan.
At only 44 seconds long the video is a bit of a tease but the graphics look pretty impressive. Battlefield 3 is of course based on the new Frostbite 2.0 gaming engine.
Also of note is EA’s pre-order incentive. Basically if you pre-order the limited edition now you’ll be eligible to receive the digital expansion pack ‘Back to Karkand’ when it is released. You can also pre-order the game from from Amazon.
This themed multiplayer expansion pack includes 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.
With no firm release date set, all we know is that Battlefield 3 is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 sometime in the Fall.
In a frenzied post over on the Battlefield Blog, EA announced that Battlefield 3 will be released sometime in the Fall. They have also begun taking pre-orders on the Limited Edition version of the game. The 3rd installement of Battlefield is being marketed as a “true successor to Battlefield 2″, including a full single player campaign, with co-op and 64-player multiplayer modes to boot.
BF3 will also be using a brand new engine, Frostbite 2.0. This will have full support for directx11 and 64-bit processors.