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Thursday, 03 March 2011 11:15

Battlefield 3 is simply amazing

Written by David Stellmack

Could be the reason to upgrade your PC
The buzz surrounding the release of the game play trailer for Battlefield 3 has shaken the PC gaming community to the core. Simply put, it is amazing, and we believe that it could be the reason that many PC gamers might return to their PCs again.

The new Frostbite 2 engine that DICE is using for Battlefield 3 will most certainly make the competitors nervous, as it delivers on a number of fronts. It would appear that DICE’s strategy to deliver a PC focused title that they will mold into console releases for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has paid off. DICE claims that the title will be able to run well on the consoles, but of course the PC will offer the best and most robust experience.

What really sets Battlefield 3 apart from what we have seen before is the visual detail and lighting effects that were impressive. Of course, the major strides that Frostbite 2 makes in animation quality are also of note, as the players appear more fluid and their actions more real. Clearly, what we are seeing in Battlefield 3 is beyond what we have seen in other FPS titles in this arena before.

Check out the video of Battlefield 3 here.

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+12 #1 Fud_u 2011-03-03 11:51
Yes, my unlock hd6950 will have a good workout once this release and maybe Crysis 2 too.
+25 #2 deadspeedv 2011-03-03 12:14
Crysis 2 and now Battlefield 3. Should be good this year
+41 #3 Ellewah 2011-03-03 12:15
Suck on that CoD fan boys!
+11 #4 ph0b0s 2011-03-03 12:31
Will get down voted, but the after seeing the frostbite engine in use on BFBC2, it's use of DX11 was only passing. No tessellation etc. So I am not that hopeful about this being something that will show what a modern PC can do now vs consoles. The gameplay footage did not really change that perception. Nice to see promo footage from a PC again though...

After the rubbish Crysis 2 demo with DX9, DX9! And rumors that it will launch that way, with DX10/11 coming in patches later. I am not really that hopeful that these supposed 'PC melters' will actually allow PC's to stretch their legs.

+21 #5 ph0b0s 2011-03-03 12:37

I mean come on dev's, it is getting harder to stick it to friends with consoles as things like graphics are becoming the same across all platforms. Not because consoles are catching up with PC's, but because PC graphic innovation is being hobbled by 'sell outs' only interested in console bucks.

Am so hoping I am wrong though.....
+7 #6 Jurassic1024 2011-03-03 12:51
got my two sapphire 6950's at just the right time. sooo many good games coming out this year. maybe the best year ever for PC.
+16 #7 cheku 2011-03-03 12:57
Funny u can see the quality difference with just simple (for PC) dynamic lighting/particles. These things make FPS immersion/gameplay better, and PC has more up its sleeve.

Gameplay/phyics too early to judge game. I wonder if that Knockdown is mechanic or cinematic, cuz in MP... 8)
+16 #8 Wolfdale 2011-03-03 13:42
and THAT is why the PC will allways dominate the game scene...

no console is able to push out such excellent graphics, balanced and tweaked gameplay and good control options..

THIS is what a PC game is like..
eat that activision, thats your punishment for building games for consoles and then try to convince the world you made an excellent port to PC..

THIS is what a pc game is supposed to be like.. and im betting many gamers will come back to their PC's just for this title alone.. add the excellence of Crysis2 to the list and man.. 2011 is the year ps3 AND xbox360 will permanently be declared old rubbish
+10 #9 Wolfdale 2011-03-03 13:47
Quoting ph0b0s:
bf2 not using dx11 story..

dude.. the reason why we dont have fully incorporated DX11 in our games.. or why we perhaps arent at DX12 yet??

they use many tricks to make games look decent on a console, and the controller-boys are falling for those tricks over and over again.. why would you invest a huge ammount of time and money into making something of true excellence when you can use a little elbow grease on an old engine to make it look decent enough to trick the kids once more..

i mean come on.. those consoles cant even do directx 10..
now BF.. thats another story. at least they make efford into dx11 even tough its not being utilized completely yet, but their pretty much one of the few ones who actually do it
+16 #10 Nerdfighter 2011-03-03 14:03
Personally I have always been a PC gamer. In the late year some game companies have started "neglecting" PC-gamers, due to piracy. But it's good to see that we still have games that were developed for PC. After all, PC's definitely have the most potential when it comes to even better graphics and gaming experience.

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