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BF3-screen.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jun 7, 2011

Hands-On with Battlefield 3

The EA booth is more than just a booth. It's a city of games, and Battlefield 3 is the city's left pillar. It's barely 1:00, an hour after the opening of the exhibit hall here at E3, and there's already a line around the block, so to speak, for the Battlefield 3 demo booth.

We entered the closed-door booth under the multistory Battlefield 3 banner to a 16-computer multiplayer setup. Players diligently manned their stations, the booth's custom Battlefield 3 headphones hugging their head. They were playing a round on the multiplayer map Operation Metro. For those of you who tuned into the EA press conference yesterday, the map name should sound familiar. It's the same amazing urban environment showcased at the event.

Each screen was filled with action: close quarter combat in the subway, long range strikes from crumbling buildings, and players moving between cover surrounded by blazing fires, the sharp cracks of gunfire, and collapsing architecture. It's a good thing they had warning signs on the tops of each monitor to signal that the build being played was pre-alpha, because it was so polished you probably couldn't tell otherwise. The gameplay is sharp, fluid, and filled with vivid colors. Even in a concrete jungle, the verdant green of foliage and scorching yellow flames popped into life.

Within the closed door demo there was another closed door room. The exclusive area held video demonstrations of the Frostbite 2 game engine, the system that drives Battlefield 3's innovation. Only a handful of people were allowed in during our time in the booth, and once they were briefed, they were given the chance to join in on the multiplayer combat.

The attendees who made it into the Battlefield 3 booth received customized dog tags in addition to their exclusive hands-on experience with the game. To experience the thrilling revolution in shooters for yourself, look forward to the open multiplayer beta this September.

Comments (19)

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    Can't wait to see and hear more!
    Jun 8, 2011
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    Can you let the world get customized dog tags for purchase, when the game comes out; of our games dog tag?
    Jun 9, 2011
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    just an idea, but how about giving the limited edition owners an in-game special dogtag skin or something that sets them apart from non- limited edition? i Pre-ordered when I was able to (back when it was still in the EA store! =O) If someone knifes me I kinda wanta stick out from the rest of the tags. so that way it can be a winning failure! XD
    Jun 9, 2011
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    Does anyone know what the system specs are for this? I really want to pre order this but not if my machine can't handle it......thank you
    Jun 10, 2011
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    here is an idea, for when the beta comes out every player gets a special set of dog tags and a special type of gun or something like that? I mean im just throwing that idea out there
    Jun 10, 2011
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    so cant wait till this game comes out
    Jun 11, 2011
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    suspence is undiscrible, on the plus side you will have the abilities to fly a plane and lying down, taking steath to a new level. Worth the wait E.A Good luck on render
    Jun 11, 2011
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    Hey ! A Paris, le premier jour où on pouvait le réserver, il n'y avait déjà plus d'Edition Limitée !! Est-ce qu'on pourrait avoir le contenu de l'édition limitée autrement ?! Payante ou dans le jeu... Merci
    Jun 11, 2011
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    looks like a realy good game
    Jun 13, 2011
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    im preordering this!
    Jun 14, 2011
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    Finally something to silence all the C.O.D. fanboys... bring it on!
    Jun 14, 2011
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    nice!
    Jun 14, 2011
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    I have just read a very heart breaking bit of news on geek.pikimal.com about EA removing their games from steam, if this is true then I WILL NOT be investing in Battlefield 3. I only buy my games through steam so i really hope it isn't true.
    Jun 15, 2011
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    what does it mean to be an open beta ?
    Jun 19, 2011
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    if i have medal of honor limited edition how i can get battlefield 3 demo plese help??????????????
    Jul 22, 2011
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    what type of game modes will be in battlefield 3 online?
    Aug 1, 2011
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    If i have medal of honor limited edition how i can get battlefield 3 demo?????????????? PLEASE HELP
    Aug 1, 2011
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      More information will be coming on the beta in a while. Keep your eyes and ears open!
      Aug 2, 2011
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    does anyone know when the MoH Limited Edition owners get the beta
    Aug 11, 2011
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    Yo when will the beta be out i preordered the game i wanna play the beta is there a date the beta will be releaseed yet plzzz i gotta know
    Sep 13, 2011
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