DICE to Show Battlefield 3 Multiplayer at E3

With E3 starting Tuesday, companies are starting to reveal a bit of what they’ll be showing off. DICE is no exception, lifting their tent a bit to tell us just what Battlefield 3 goodies we can expect.

First off, we’ll get to finally see some multiplayer. Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE General Manager, made the announcement in a statement posted on the Battlefield Blog, saying,

Powered by the Frostbite 2 engine, Battlefield 3 features some of the biggest and most spectacular maps that we have built. At the same time, we are also able to create more intense close-quarter combat than ever before. The multiplayer map, “Operation Métro,” available for press to play on the show floor, combines both sides of the scale into one cohesive experience.

Our guys will be there getting their hands dirty playing the game, and they’ll bring you all the info right from the show floor. What they won’t be seeing is detailed in the DICE post as well. Says Troedsson,

Of course there are things we will not be showing at E3, including the game’s extensive co-op campaign, the introduction of Team Death Match mode and the Battlefield 3 Battlelog web destination – featuring powerful social tools, feeds and detailed player stats. Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends’ progress in real-time, and more. Battlelog will be available for the monthly fee of (drum roll)… zero dollars. We look forward to providing more information on these features in the near future!

They couldn’t resist getting in a little dig at Call of Duty: Elite there, could they? While the war of words and ads heats up between EA and Activision, we just want to see two good games. We’ll let you know how that’s coming along next week.

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2 Comments on DICE to Show Battlefield 3 Multiplayer at E3

avrus96

On June 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

beautiful. hope EA’s servers will be able to handle increased load (of battlelog, more players)!

firstaka2

On June 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Hopefilly EA steps up its game with their server capabilities. Used to play BF:BC2 & BF:1942, both were plagued with lag during peak hours.

Rarely is lag a problem on COD in my experience.