The next Battlefield game is coming, and it's coming sooner than you might think. EA DICE released a teaser video and a few nuggets of information earlier today, revealing that the game will arrive this fall for the PC and other platforms. A pre-order page has even gone up already.
The official Battlefield Blog bills Battlefield 3 as a "true" successor to Battlefield 2, with single-player, co-op, and 64-player multiplayer all part of the program:
Beyond our signature multiplayer, we have also included a full single-player campaign and a co-op campaign – all straight out of the box. As for fan favorite features, how does the return of jets, prone, and 64-player multiplayer (on PC) sound? All this built with our powerful new game engine Frostbite 2, which you'll hear and see a lot of in the months leading up to launch.
Clearly, 2011 is shaping up to be a momentous year for major PC blockbuster releases. Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Deus Ex: Human revolution, Duke Nukem Forever, F.E.A.R. 3, Portal 2, Rage, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and now Battlefield 3 are all scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks and months. The deluge of new graphics cards we've seen recently is starting to seem appropriate. (Thanks to Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the tip.)
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