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Battlefield 3 Campaign Gameplay Trailer

EA: Join us as we follow Staff Sgt. Blackburn and his team of U.S. Marines into the bad part of town in this first installment of the Battlefield 3 Fault Line video series. (Battlefield 3, Game Developers Conference, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Dart89  +   1809d ago
I was like homer whoop whoop whoop xDDD.

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Jockamo  +   1809d ago
um, it looks REAL
evrfighter  +   1809d ago
um blue balls now thanks DICE.

current gen fps all of a sudden now seems rather stale. Especially considering that place is going to be a fully fledged warzone complete with jets, choppers, tanks and massive destruction.
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Thrillhouse  +   1809d ago
The lighting!
The models!
The animations!
The textures!
The particle effects!
The sound design!

Battlefield 3: It only does everything. ;D
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JohnnyBadfinger  +   1809d ago
looks far from real

but for a a game its decent
Pandamobile  +   1809d ago
Yeah, the best looking game we've ever see and it looks "decent" to you.

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NewMonday  +   1809d ago
I want to see what multiplayer looks like, it's usually not the same standard
Jockamo  +   1809d ago
btw, instead of watching the crappy embedded youtube video (not the submitter's fault), click the link and watch the original video.

it makes a big difference
Inside_out  +   1809d ago
High end PC Footage...
" Based from pre-alpha software " says it all. If this is going to be the way the console version looks ( wishful thinking ) then I will be impressed...otherwise, it's just a tech demo running on some rig no one will be able to afford...still...

The lighting and smoke is phenomenal tho. The dog in the alley, the sun rays and the muted color palette ( the new norm ) all look fantastic and add to the realism. Some choppiness to the NPC's as they scurry about and not the best facial animation but who looks at that anyways in these types of game.

Dice/EA/Frostbite 2 has made the first move in it's Battle royale with Sledgehammer/infinity ward/Activision/iD...I can't wait to see what Modern Warfare 3 looks like. Modern Warfare game play footage will be on consoles, there is no doubt about that.

I like FPS's but this year there are some great TPS's releasing...hopefully these two will be released...this IS console footage...pre-alpha as well from a year ago...


Ghost Recon...
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Army_of_Darkness  +   1809d ago
omg!! looks even better than killzone 3!!!
If this quality is achieveable on consoles... Then daaaamn!!!
paintsville  +   1809d ago
Wow. That frostbite 2 engine is amazing. This game will be awesome.
FunAndGun  +   1809d ago
"Im fucked up, but Im up"

ian72  +   1809d ago
That made me LOL, "I'm up, I'm up, I'm fucked up, but I'm up".
That video does look great, looking forward to playing Battlefield 3 so much. My most anticipated game this year.
Commander_TK  +   1809d ago
Of course this looks better than KZ3. It's the PC version.
ct03  +   1809d ago
Crytek just got *destroyed*.

It's also very refreshing to see trailer footage that's played with a mouse (hear that, Crytek?).
vickers500  +   1808d ago
"Yeah, the best looking game we've ever see and it looks "decent" to you."

Best looking game ever? No. Crysis still looks better than this.

BF3 does look pretty good though.
teething  +   1808d ago
are you kindding?

This is incredible looking. Sure, consoles will look only slightly better than your typical FPS shooter, but this is incredible on the PC. Just love the lighting and sound.
trancefreak  +   1808d ago
Reserved for pc awesome sauce. Man I love battlefield this looks epic realistic! I'm just in awwww
TruthSeeker  +   1808d ago
Buubles to trillhouse that was an awsome comment.
specialguest  +   1808d ago
Very impressed with the lighting
This is probably the most realistic lighting I've seen in a game to date.
Hairy Chewie  +   1809d ago
That was awesome. March 16th for the next clip. Building up so much hype, I'm not sure I can take it.
damnyouretall  +   1809d ago
wow, i dont even want to play the console version now after seeing that pc footage. draging bodies is pretty cool not to mention explosions knocking you down. wasnt ready to get so pumped for this game yet, too long a wait
gypsygib  +   1808d ago
Yeah, this game is seriously making me consider getting into to PC gaming, but it would be very expensive as I have to start from scratch. I'd even need to buy Windows.
hassi94  +   1808d ago

Not as expensive as some people make out! Just do your research, ask about on some computing/pc gaming forums and you'll find something for a good price!
gypsygib  +   1808d ago
I've done the research, I'd need to start from scratch - I don't even have Windows, mouse or keyboard.

I figure I can make something that can run stuff at high settings for $1000 all in. I may do it in the summer.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1808d ago

Go to our (n4g) forums. Make a thread asking what you should buy to make your computer. Trust me.
trancefreak  +   1808d ago
The pc to console separation is becoming very clear. I dont mean that some games are just better because its on pc vs consoles but what pc devs are now bringing to the table.

Im so pumped for this!. Bad Co is 1 of my favorite fps games. When I got bad co 1 i played it till the disc wore out.
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Shackdaddy836  +   1809d ago
This makes makes me feel like... like...
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RedPawn  +   1809d ago
This game is a major problem, the animations, visuals, FUCK that transistion from the armoured vehicle was stunning in it's self.

New Level
Aither  +   1809d ago
Freaking Aye Whoop Whoop is right!

Is this the console version? If so that is the Best graphics on console to date. Day 1 buy guaranteed.

On a side note the ending theme to this trailer and the teaser trailer always reminds me of the Terminator Salvation teaser trailer. :P
arjman  +   1809d ago
It's PC footage, alpha build, when he was pulling the shot soldier there were wasd keys on screen
ct03  +   1809d ago
Just look at the camera movement. It's so fluid and smooth, couldn't be done with a controller.
hassi94  +   1808d ago
It's PC unfortunately. But this is pre-alpha imagine what complete could look like, and consoles will be a fair step down from that but may still be great!
ReservoirDog316  +   1809d ago
The only reason I can't get into Battlefield games: the way the gun kinda bobbles when you walk.

Seriously distracts me so much I don't think I can ever play them. And sure enough, this does it too.

Looks amazing but it's just not for me sadly.
damnyouretall  +   1809d ago
dang dude. try playin airsoft and run while holding your gun. you can kinda hold your gun steady while walking if thats what you meant. if your waiting for a perfect game youll be waiting your whole life.
TheObserver  +   1808d ago
That's what you get when you play too much CoD.
ReservoirDog316  +   1808d ago
Haha, yeah I know it's stupid but I just can't not look at it. I know it's realistic but it's all I look at. Nothing about perfect games and I know it's realistic. It's just like if the screen blinked blue every 2 seconds to me.

Could be too much CoD but I don't have problems with any other game. Battlefield just bobbles too* much.

Looks really good though.
arjman  +   1809d ago
I am literally buying a computer for this game..
Thrillhouse  +   1809d ago
Use this thread as a guide:

The first post is constantly updated.
damnyouretall  +   1808d ago
yeah im considering buying a pc for gaming myself. only if i can put off all the games i want to buy this year. if i can do that i can build a beast
thewhoopimen  +   1809d ago
it looks phenomenal in terms of the lighting, and polygons, but I have to disagree about the animation. Doesn't look to be mocapped except for the running. The map scene as an example.
mittwaffen  +   1809d ago
Def not going to be stupid and get this for my PS3 or Xbox.

PC only for this shit.
NewShadow101  +   1808d ago
i wanna see some ps3 footage soon. so i know if i have to start building a pc for this game. if the ps3 version looks good then ill save my money and get it for the ps3. i know it wont look like this but... you know what i mean...
aviator189  +   1809d ago
My jaw's on the floor right now after seeing that footage.
Shackdaddy836  +   1809d ago
I just punched my cat in the face from all the excitement... hes pissed ...
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amilimos  +   1809d ago
i honestly cant feel my face right now.I believe im foaming at the mouth. I know that is probably a PC clip but to be honest, its probably one of the best looking games i have ever laid eyes on. In my opinion, it is the killzone 2 e3 trailer come to life.

Simply stupendous DICE, i stand not only on my feet but on my lovely bed right now and applaude you. I am proud to be a gamer
Agent-86  +   1809d ago
Ya, you can tell it's a PC clip when there is the one scene where he is dragging his guy to safety: you can see the WASD keys on the screen. So glad I have a rig to play this thing because it is going to rock.
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Hanif-876  +   1809d ago
This kinda graphics isn't achievable on consoles. I don't know why people build them selfs up for disappointment everytime. Hint, there are absolutely no jaggies ;-)
karl  +   1809d ago
im pissed such an awesome game its coming and im not 16 anymore xDDD

aaah fucking youth wasted playing call of duty!... i hate myself
Thrillhouse  +   1809d ago
Everyone makes mistakes. The most important thing is that you learn from them.

You have learned well. ;D
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tony6767  +   1809d ago
ok , deer call of duty fans u just got all served period
Jockamo  +   1809d ago
so did killzone 3 fans, son
tony6767  +   1809d ago
i personally cant compare it with killzone , battlefield biggest threat is call of duty and its going to die
Jockamo  +   1809d ago
considering this is not coming out on consoles anytime soon and call of duty is played primarily on consoles, i don't think they have much to worry about currently.

and it looks like pc owners are gonna need a hell of a rig to run this.

you should just hope this doesn't turn into another crysis. a game too beefy for anyone to play...
TROLOLOLOL  +   1809d ago
iv got an AMD Phenom X6 i think
4 gb of RAm
can anyone recomend a GPU for under £100 because im looking and its saturated with differant models. im overwhelmed lol. HELP!!
Forbidden_Darkness  +   1809d ago
What are you talking about? Battlefield 3 is coming to both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall along with the PC version. So, your comment about not coming to consoles anytime soon makes no sense.
Agent-86  +   1809d ago
@TROLOLOLOL, I think you can get a GTX 460 for that amount. I have two of them in SLI and they are great cards. Make sure you get the 1gb model, though.
360 man  +   1809d ago
@ trol lol lol. 5770 is way u want mate
TROLOLOLOL  +   1809d ago
thanks for the help ima looking into it now...bubble up for you both
M4I0N3  +   1809d ago
dude, i recommend the Radeon HD 4870 its cheaper than the 5770 and outperforms it.

Check this link:

you should be able to get the 4870 for about £80-£90 whereas the 5770 is £10-20 more.
gypsygib  +   1808d ago
I bought Killzone 3 and absolutely LOVE it, but when you're right you're right Jockamo.
CrippleH  +   1809d ago
Still you know those Call of duty fans will still buy nothing but call of duty.
oddman76  +   1809d ago
damn I was a little slow with this one you beat me to it. The game looks amazing I hope the multiplayer will be similar. Not sure if I can wait till mid march for the next part.
Pandamobile  +   1809d ago
Oh god yes.

Lol @ the people still thinking it was CG / pre-rendered cut-scenes.
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xtrix06  +   1809d ago
its Pre-Alpha code...and yet still looks good..

Cant wait to see it polished and go Gold
cloud495  +   1809d ago
its Pre-Alpha and still looks better than most games out there
Pandamobile  +   1809d ago
*all games out there
AKA  +   1809d ago
who was thinking that?
it remind me of KILLZONE 2 people still think after all the gameplay videos that it was not gameplay.

im glad that this game looks this good, lets hope and see that in the ps3 play and looks aroudn this good or to a KILLZONE 3 level i will be a happy camper.

if you don't hope for this quality on consoles, then you are a PC fanboy, in case of a disagree
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360 man  +   1809d ago
Or a ps3 fanboy. Not wanting it to look this good on xbox lol
a_bro  +   1809d ago
yea, this isnt pre-rendered at all. welcome to next-gen
hoops  +   1808d ago
This game footage is unreal. What a fantastic looking game. Easily the best I have seen.
xtrix06  +   1809d ago
Wow...freaking amazing.
heymil  +   1809d ago
JUst pre-ordered
Sikct9a  +   1809d ago
Shmotz  +   1809d ago
Didnt really see anything outside of good visuals and audio.
Pandamobile  +   1809d ago
The trailer shows off plenty.
Shmotz  +   1809d ago
A minor skirmish and no vehicle sections.
floetry101  +   1809d ago
it's practically the first gameplay trailer, what were you expecting? a fully polished boat chase against commie-nazi's?
Shackdaddy836  +   1809d ago
Blind and deaf I see.
Shmotz  +   1809d ago
Oh look a war that we've seen a million times before. all I said was the trailer didnt show much. Not that the game was bad you twit.
tmoss726  +   1809d ago
It's the first gameplay video they've every shown. They won't show the full freaking game on the first trailer.
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AKA  +   1809d ago
the animation and effects are amazing to
this is the first game besides KILLZONE 2/3 that it have this amount of detail and this one looks better then KILLZONE 2/3 and i guess KILLZONE 3 will be the best fps untill this comes out and lets hope it looks this good on consoles or it goes to a KILLZONE 3 level and i will be a happy camper.
Pandamobile  +   1809d ago
Shut up.
Convas  +   1808d ago
Sweet Mercy, get off of Killzone 3's nuts already. Damn.
hoops  +   1808d ago
Here is the funny part. BF3 looks better than KZ3 AND the game has almost full destruction. Something KZ2/3 does not have...ALSO BF3 uses all of its lighting (HDR/Global Illumination etc) or most of it in REAL TIME. Another thing KZ2/3 does not do.
This game engine is far beyond what most game engines are doing now...and it looks THIS GOOD.
This game is a generation ahead of KZ3, Gears of War, COD, and the rest as of now.
Yes we know you LOVE KZ2/3 but please ease up on the nut hugging of the game when comparing it to this one. Honestly, there is no comparing KZ3 to BF3...It's not even close.
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hassi94  +   1808d ago
I think they're just trying to show off the graphics and sound with this trailer, a few features too though like dragging bodies. They'll show more obscure things and details etc with coming videos I'm sure.
floetry101  +   1809d ago
Everyone has already commented on the visuals, so I guess all I have to say is goddamn, my surround sound is going to get a workout.
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DoctorXpro  +   1809d ago
I was thinking on that, well done.

This game looks orgasmic... *unzips pants* fck yeah
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Big_Dom  +   1809d ago
Looks almost real, and more impressively, it sounds real. The sound is equally impressive to the visuals, if not more so, and that is a rare thing in games to notice that. DICE have no peer when it comes to sound design.

The lighting is also second to none, and they've nailed the smooth transitions in the animations. It looks like the troops have footplanting as they shift their body weight to the side to change directions. No more gliding animation which breaks the illusion of reality and just makes the game look like...well...a game. Now it looks authentic.

Only gripe I have with the footage is that the gun should probably roll and pivot about a bit more when walking and running. BC2 has it almost perfect, and I hope they rectify that for the final build, but seeing that this is Alpha code, I can see that happening.

This footage is pre-Alpha build, yet it blows the doors and hinges off anything else out there. Makes everything else seem plastic in comparison.
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Urrakia34  +   1809d ago
I agree it looks fantastic but I'm growing tired of FPS. Battlefield might change my mind though
HelghastDrake  +   1809d ago
Yea it looks solid oh and Urrakia, My Panthers are coming for you guys next season son. Wont be able to stop Cam the man Newton! :)
Shackdaddy836  +   1809d ago
My Saints will destroy you both...

@Urrakia Lol please don't bring up the Seahawks game. I have already blocked out that horrible game from my memory :)
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Jockamo  +   1809d ago
how bout them cowboys ;)
Urrakia34  +   1809d ago
@HelghastDrake- Yea maybe if he can be more accurate than at the combine! lol jk

@jockamo- I DESPISE the cowgirls and Mrs. Jerry Jones. Dallas need to get over themselves

@Shackdaddy836- Don't make me bring the Seahawks into this.....:P
FantasyStar  +   1809d ago
Eh, whatever. Just another shooter. As if we don't have a ton of those to play with already.
Thrillhouse  +   1809d ago
Battlefield 3 won't be "just another shooter."
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tubers  +   1809d ago
The default "lighting" looks really really realistic and so are the animations.

CryTek, I hope selling your soul to the consoles will be worth it. You could have at least given us this much good of default ToD/Lighting (so far it's sub par compared to mods.. and to think they would have at least learnt by now)

We'll see.

Happy to be a gfx wh0r right now with so many options [titles](artstyle, gameplay, visuals)
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FantasyStar  +   1809d ago
You don't know that DICE has done the same? This-gen, anything goes. Don't be blinded by nostalgia. Definitely don't let EA fool you into thinking there's no strings attached either..

*fondly remembers in-game ads on new copy of BF2142*
nightmarex121  +   1809d ago
awww yeah looks amazing
TrevorPhillips  +   1809d ago
This literally poops on COD...Period. Cannot wait end of the year :D
solidboss  +   1809d ago
looks beautiful even in pre-alpha. btw did anyone notice the "w,a,s,d" that showed up when the player was dragging the soldier who got shot by a sniper? i am guessing this is pc footage?
TronEOL  +   1809d ago
Well they did say PC was their lead platform. So we'll most likely only be seeing the PC version until summer. That's my guess.

I'm glad to see this happening though. Complete the game fully on PC first, THEN port it to consoles.

Maybe this'll even be the first ever multiplat to take advantage of the PS3's hardware. Only time will tell.
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StarScream4Ever  +   1809d ago

WHAT YEAR IS THIS?! This game appears from the next gen!
Ninver  +   1809d ago
looks good. hopefully the end product will be up to scratch with ps3 exclusives. I don't buy half assed games and i hate false promises.
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yume-k  +   1809d ago
Go take a bath half assed Dirty Beaver
Convas  +   1808d ago
LOL "Up to scratch" with PS3 exclusives? You do realize that PS3 exclusives aren't the be-all-end-all of gaming right?

Damn PS Elitists, this is getting ridiculous.
aussieracer  +   1809d ago
And here we are having Crytek feed us garbage that no one else can do what they do. Everything from their graphics to gameplay is average.
Greeny1972  +   1809d ago
I can't wait for this game. I can see a PC upgrade coming up!
citan  +   1809d ago
TronEOL  +   1809d ago
This game looks amazing. I think if they nail the feeling of a real battlefield, I'll eat this game up and so far it looks to do the trick.

I'm really starting to lose interest in the arcade shooter experience. But we'll have to see if DICE want to cater to the "VIDEO GAMES SHOULD ONLY BE FUN, EFF REALISM", or the crowd that wants advancements in their videogames.
LOLOLFFSA  +   1809d ago
Probably the people who say it looks "decent" are just Killzone players. For them only Killzone looks great :D
Anyways, looks great! Had a blast with BFBC2 MP and this will hopefully be even better! And a campaign that has a serious feel is a plus, I did not like the Bad Company story at all..
Hairy Chewie  +   1809d ago
Can you imagine if they ported this puppy from the PS3 to the NGP? I know it'd probably look half as good, but hell, if I could play it on the go and then come home to some intense PC multiplayer, that'd be pretty sweet.
tmoss726  +   1809d ago
Sounds nice but idk if I'd want to play a huge FPS like this on a 4 inch screen.
Big_Dom  +   1809d ago
What are you talking about "from the PS3"? The PS3 port (stress the word port) of the game won't look anywhere near to this footage. This is all PC and the PC is the lead platform. Do you seriously think 5 year old tech is going to compete with modern PC hardware?
Hairy Chewie  +   1809d ago
Ahhh no? I thought it was pretty clear I was talking about half the quality (conservatively) of the PS3 version and I don't think anyone needs to say that the console versions won't look as good as the PC version. Feel superior yet?
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Big_Dom  +   1809d ago
3 disagrees with what is a solid fact. There's some outright clueless gimps floating about this place.

^^^ superior to what? I don't even own a PC that can run this...yet.
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hassi94  +   1808d ago
People are disagreeing cause what you're saying has no real relevance to what Hairy Chewie said. You're just saying how the PC version is superior which Hairy Chewie didn't even slightly question whatsoever - didn't even discuss that point.

Seems like you're looking for an argument...

Meh I'm getting it on PC anyway, need a new graphics card...
D3athc3ll  +   1809d ago
Best Graphics game ever! Best animation ever!



Cant wait for this
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TankParts  +   1809d ago

Love it, cant wait!!!
GamerPS360  +   1809d ago
Activision is shitting their pant right about now.
On second though, they don't need to. They have millions of fans who follow blindly.

But, that little gameplay is just too good. This is pure next gen game right here.
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D3athc3ll  +   1809d ago
i agree with u! This is next gen stuff!

Just look at the animation on the soldiers, and did i mention the sound, wow!

Graphics is best ive seen ever.

Hope its not doctored, but i dont think so!

Wonder if the multiplayer will look close to this??
Kazu0 Hirai  +   1808d ago
judging by previous dice games, the multiplayer will look just as good
D3athc3ll  +   1808d ago
Then it'll be unmatched! Cant wait
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