Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 Promo Image Spied, GDC Reveal Mooted
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A rain-soaked promotional image for Battlefield 4 has been spotted, alongside speculation that EA and DICE are lining up a March 26th reveal for the nex-gen FPS at GDC 2013.

Depicting a soldier running along a street with a few tanks behind him in a torrential rainpour, the promo picture doesn't exactly give a whole lot away, but hey, it's pretty.

There's a city skyline right on the horizon too, hinting that more urban warfare could be on the cards. Will we find out more about Battlefield 4 during GDC 2013? Only time will tell. For now, feast your eyes on the promo image.

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Comment #1 by Donnymite
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:33:55 PM
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Bad Company 3 would be much better.

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Comment #2 by BiggD
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:36:33 PM
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@ 1 - Any Battlefield is welcome in my book!

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Comment #3 by MyNameIsWill
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:38:58 PM
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Can't wait for the next BF game a year later

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Comment #4 by asilent boom
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:40:50 PM
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Really looking forward to this, and I hope the next gen consoles player count goes up to 64 in MP.

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Comment #5 by Zombiedrd
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:42:20 PM
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Dice loves the orange. Also, this is next gen only right?

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Comment #6 by TigerII
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:43:30 PM
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Once again it is Americans. There are other nations in the world with militaries, and many of them are better good guys than America. Unless Americans are the real badguys in this. That would be fun.

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Comment #7 by strawberry
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:43:46 PM
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Helmet? No! This soldier's hair is too handsome for a helmet. It shall protect him from crossfire as he continues his quest to run out of the image!

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Comment #8 by Snowed
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:45:30 PM
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@4 Not gonna happen.

The limitation is not on the consoles (they're able to have 64 players in a game if the graphics are lowered). The limitation is the fact that games very rarely use dedicated servers. Very few people on the planet could host 63 other players in lag-free play. If this game has 64 players, then EA is eating quite a huge cost.

That's not to say they won't do it. They want Battlefield to beat Call of Duty. 64 player multiplayer might be the way to differentiate it and let it pull ahead. The actual gameplay certainly isn't any better or worse.

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Comment #9 by ronnie42
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:45:34 PM
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Don't know if being picky here but doesn't this look too similar to bf3. Ok I thought bf3 was fun, thought bad company 2 was pretty good but at least they were different. Just hope it's a good one, the current generation of gaming.

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Comment #10 by Zombiedrd
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:45:52 PM
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#6. Maybe it is a multinational force? Australia uses the Abrams, and Canada has what the LAV is based on(Canada makes the LAV).

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Comment #11 by Nevander
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:49:54 PM
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It... looks exactly like Battlefield 3. Not interested so far.

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Comment #12 by xCGIx PUNISHER
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 05:56:41 PM
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I'm more excited for Battlefield 6. Although it probably won't top Modern Warfare 5.

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Comment #13 by The Red Russian
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:00:07 PM
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60 FPS frame rate on consoles, here we come!

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Comment #14 by xTenebrous
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:04:02 PM
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@8 - The limitations is the console, EA can and do host large servers, if they go down the same route they did with BF3 and have player owned servers then it's not going to be a cost problem, they sacrificed low player counts on consoles to keep the game looking as good as possible, from what I've heard the next gen versions of the game will support 64 players, the current gen will support 24, but we'll find out more solid details soon

And just a note to the "it looks like Battlefield 3" people, it's a teaser image using the same style they went with BF3, if you base your purchasing choices on that alone then you're dumb, and Bad Company 2 also used a similar style.

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Comment #15 by iGrenades
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:06:02 PM
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Can't wait. :)

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Comment #16 by gravelandx88
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:15:45 PM
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I hope those skyscrapers are destructible. I also hope they up the max players from 24 to 36 or 48.

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Comment #17 by nateredish
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:20:59 PM
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@8 bf3 is already running dedicated servers, console and PC side. Also, as stated its not a cost issue as the players rent the servers. Dice and EA have very few servers that they maintain. Its completely a console issue. Why else would PC support 64 and console not?

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Comment #18 by I mak3 big boom
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:21:15 PM
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@11 battlefield 3 with 64 players and new maps and weapons. Sign me up!

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Comment #19 by ICGMU12321
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:25:34 PM
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@1, get over it.

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Comment #20 by ATOMICKILA3000
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:39:34 PM
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@5 I'm pretty sure that it will be this Gen and next Gen as not everybody is going to buy a next Gen console when they come out. But the next Gen game will have much much more improvements.

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Comment #21 by asilent boom
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:48:05 PM
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@8 The limitations is from the consoles, and from MS and Sony from what I understand. DICE had a nice discussion with the BF community about this on their forums before BF3 released. They said they could do 64 players on consoles for BF3, but would have to lose graphic quality, and would have to get rid of vehicles and destruction for that to happen because of MS and Sonys bandwidth limitations for each MP match. And doing that took away from what they were trying to do with the game. They said they could get exceptions for the bandwidth but didn't try for BF3.

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Comment #22 by Fallout Courier FTW
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:49:31 PM
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Looks sorta like bf3 but its only one image of it

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Comment #23 by Jack Flak
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 06:53:00 PM
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@1 Any BF1942/Vietnam/BF2 player knows that Bad Company IS NOT Battlefield.

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Comment #24 by AcidPT
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:05:59 PM
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Let the circlejerk begin

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Comment #25 by ATOMICKILA3000
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:08:21 PM
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@23 Weird, I could've sworn I saw the word Battlefield in front of Bad Company 2. I guess I must've been imagining..

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Comment #26 by Hurricane Of 87
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:10:53 PM
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Now that I think of it Battlefield is an awfully generic sounding, shitty name.

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Comment #27 by Chozo_Lord
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:11:18 PM
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I can't wait!

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Comment #28 by AtomFire
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:15:49 PM
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Battlefield 3 2?. Looks like bf3 to me...

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Comment #29 by oO Triple G Oo
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:18:31 PM
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@6: You do realize that the Russians were a major driving force of the story in BF3, right? And they were accurately portrayed, to boot.

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Comment #30 by Gackt
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:20:09 PM
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Shocking to see you complaining Nevander...oh wait, no it isn't. And it doesn't look like don't see any game images, it's just a promo picture.

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Comment #31 by FatalFlaw810
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:26:13 PM
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BF4? Yawn..

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Comment #32 by Lothra
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:31:21 PM
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Deja Vu, ill pass on this until they make BC3

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Comment #33 by Barad
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 07:35:12 PM
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Just recorded a personal best game on BF3 and to see this..makes my heart warm!

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Comment #34 by XxStuartxX 1990
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:04:48 PM
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That image makes no sense why do they have all those vehicles, but yet they have a single foot soldier leading the assault.

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Comment #35 by XxStuartxX 1990
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:15:20 PM
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I'm Trolling my ass off here.

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Comment #36 by XxStuartxX 1990
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:17:02 PM
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Keep on Trolling, Trolling, Trolling, Trolling.

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Comment #37 by XxStuartxX 1990
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:22:33 PM
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Just one more pointless comment.

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Comment #38 by LickableLemons7
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:26:03 PM
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Call me crazy, but I don't get how people get so worked up over a single promotional picture that's not even a screenshot of actual gameplay. What else do we know about Battlefield 4? There's a multiplayer beta that will be accessible to those with Medal of Honor: Warfighter? is that about it? Other than DICE is developing it and EA is publishing it.

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Comment #39 by XxStuartxX 1990
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:26:21 PM
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There we go, glad I got that out of my system.

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Comment #40 by KirbyTheAlmighty
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:36:28 PM
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People are allowed to be excited for a new game in a franchise that they enjoy.

I, for one, am super excited.

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Comment #41 by BigRed8013
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 08:49:42 PM
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@23 as I said to another ignoramus who posted the same comment on ps3t (which it was probably you) does that same logic say that battlefield 2142 isnt battlefield either? Get over yourself. Its called BATTLEFIELD bad company (1 & 2) so therefore it is battlefield. If you'd like hit up my comment on ps3t to see what else I had to say, I'm not gonna repeat myself.

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Comment #42 by Quid Squid
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 09:08:11 PM
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with all the dinosaur themes this better have Dinosaur Horde Mode! I know I've said it before...and I'm saying it again. Day 1 purchase if it has a dino-mode!

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Comment #43 by Nevander
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 09:15:37 PM
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@30 - You blind? Compare the BF3 title image to this one, same exact shit.

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Comment #44 by lukey26
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:23:50 PM
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This could be fake. For the sake of Battlefield fans I hope it's not, but it could easily be a good photoshop job.

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Comment #45 by DROoOPPY360
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:27:28 PM
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Just please make the player count way higher on next-gen most preferably to 64. I can't stress enough how every time I play BF3 I think how much it would be better with more players. Especially Armored Kill to be honest it was a bore on consoles. Here's to battlefield being badass on next-gen.

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Comment #46 by MabusScarab
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:39:09 PM
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omgz the new battlefield 4 logo looks like the battlefield 3 logo. This one non in-game screen shot looks so much like BF3 I can't buy it now. How many morons post here? It's a promo picture ffs.

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Comment #47 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:42:54 PM
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Not getting this unless it's next gen with at least 24 on 24, if not 32 on 32.

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Comment #48 by daardu
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:44:12 PM
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@1 indeed a next installment of bad company would have been preferred.

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Comment #49 by gameseeker15
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 10:54:58 PM
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The blue and orange poster thing really is common. Anyway I'm hoping this goes well, and doesn't turn into rapid releases.

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Comment #50 by Raesvelgr
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 11:05:26 PM
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Comment #51 by Zoron
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 11:58:05 PM
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Really guys? It has the same color scheme and logo and it makes the game complete shit? Ok... Anyways the only things I really want are 64 players and less maps set in the middle east. I want maps with more vegetation and color. The desert feels bland to me.

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Comment #52 by Raging Bullgod
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 12:32:39 AM
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Prefer the actionless "Man on Fire" iconic soldier they have used prior to this "Running Man". Not to mention he has no helmet that's a big mistake.

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Comment #53 by BKNaB
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 01:08:39 AM
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Comment #54 by Jack Flak
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 01:25:30 AM
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@41 I know it's in the title, moron. What I'm saying is that compared to Bf1942, Vietnam, and BF2, the Bad Company games were dumbed down for console: less players, a new engine that totally changed the look of the game, and a campaign, which doesn't belong in Battlefield at all. Get over YOURSELF.

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Comment #55 by Space Cadet
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 01:36:31 AM
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More of the fucking cocksucking same.

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Comment #56 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 02:31:01 AM
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looks waaaay too similar to bf3, if it didn't have the bf4 name on it, you'd think it was a new expansion for that, not a whole new game.

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Comment #57 by LordBunnyHunter
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 03:01:50 AM
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It does give away a few things. For example that it'll be set in modern times again. Not a WWII-like Battlefield or a 2142-like Battlefield.

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Comment #58 by Finn Jake n BMO
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 05:04:20 AM
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MAG had 128 people don't say the console is a limitation.

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Comment #59 by Finn Jake n BMO
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 05:10:42 AM
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do you want the bad company story or online? bf3 online makes bad co look like it was released on the psone. I do miss Haggard though

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Comment #60 by Saracin
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 05:43:47 AM
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@58 Mag could have been groundbreaking, but it came out at the wrong time. PS3 hadn't quite hit its stride yet. Also this is a game that could have benefited from having a free to play setup and micro transactions along with possibly coming out on PC.
Any game where the focus of design is multiplayer with little or no single player can not work as a retail release. Battlefield is an exception due to its status. A good example would be Planetside. First one did okay, had a fanbase, but it never really took off. 2nd game is popular, free to play, and is always at the top of Steam's F2P list right after Team Fortress 2.

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Comment #61 by xTenebrous
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 05:45:27 AM
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@58 - MAG was on the PS3, which is more powerful than the 360, it can handle that kind of stress, it also didn't have anything but multiplayer and didn't have half of the gameplay elements that BF3 has, the only game on the 360 that comes to mind that has more players is Frontlines, which didn't look half as good as BF3, the 360 can not support 64 players on BF3, sometimes it feels like it can barely support 24 let alone 64, either way it wont be a problem with the next gen consoles

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Comment #62 by Saracin
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 06:17:35 AM
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@61 Actually most of the reason MAG could handle that many players was due to it's servers more than the power of the system. The PS3 may be more powerful, but it's not THAT much more. It's one thing to HAVE a lot of players onscreen at once, it's a whole other to send and receive that much information from that many people at once and do it well.

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Comment #63 by Yo menus1
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 06:57:18 AM
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That's whats going trough my head right know.

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Comment #64 by General Boredom
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:19:23 AM
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Here's hoping this will be released on next-gen platforms later this year. I want 64 players like the PC dammnit.

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Comment #65 by CornishMessiah
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:39:14 AM
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So long as each patch isn't a whole Gig and then some I'm very exited!

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Comment #66 by GOoni3
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:43:19 AM
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Comment #67 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 07:53:27 AM
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#43 is trolling, lol

Battlefield 3 BETA DEMO WHATEVER SUCKED. I'm guessing the game does too.

Bad Company is where it's at. None of that pussy prone shit.

Bring on Bad Company 3

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Comment #69 by El1t3M4st3r GR
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 09:23:57 AM
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By the way the Jet you see in the pic is a J-20 a fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft prototype being developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese.

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Comment #70 by BigRed8013
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 09:24:29 AM
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@54 yes it was dumbed down because the consoles couldn't graphically handle 64 players running around, shooting each other in a 90%+ destructible environment. The series was bound to evolve to incorporate a campaign to keep competitive in the market. Who are you to say what belongs and doesnt belong? Does campaign really take away from the game? No. If anything it adds to the experience (you could also not play it and go straight to multi ooooo what a concept). Plus there was single player in the previous battlefields and I dont hear any complaints there. And why is a new engine bad? Frostbite is one of the best engines out there and it powered BF3 which looked nothing like the bad company series. Take a look at this forum and see how many people like the bad company series; quite a few. You're entitled to your opinion but dont try to put someone else down because you have a narrow minded, ignorant view.

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Comment #71 by mr wong tong
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 09:33:24 AM
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Gotta admit think i'll just go the pc route with the game this time. So many hours spent downloading updates by the time i finished my friends had jumped off the game. And i had 30gb worth of battlefield goodness. Not counting the dlc packs since i bought none of them it's a little much for my 360.

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Comment #72 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 11:25:45 AM
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who sends one soldier in front of a tank convoy?

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Comment #73 by Drias
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 11:54:30 AM
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For those complaining about the guy not wearing a helmet, does it really matter? there are guys over sees and on home turf around the world that don't use helmets. Besides, if a high enough caliber round hits, the helmet won't stop it. It's nice to have that extra protection, yes, but some people choose not to wear it for unknown reasons or reasons of their own.

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