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Three Battlefield 3 Expansions Announced

EA announces plans for three upcoming expansion packs for Battlefield 3, DICE's military shooter sequel, revealing Battlefield 3: Close Quarters to be released in June, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill for autumn, and Battlefield 3: End Game, which is due this winter. Here's word:

-- Battlefield 3: Close Quarters -- In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.

-- Battlefield 3: Armored Kill -- Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.

-- Battlefield 3: End Game -- The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.

On a semi-related note, EA has opened a new studio in Gothenburg Sweden specifically to develop projects using the Frostbite 2 engine that powers Battlefield 3.

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55. Re: Three Battlefield 3 Expansions Announced Mar 8, 2012, 13:09 Verno
 
Morgan19 wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 12:42:
So can you not have tactical/thoughtful gameplay in an interior environment? I just don't understand jumping to the conclusion that including a few types of those maps apparently ruins the series. I approach it as more variety being a good thing: it's not as if they're removing all the wide-open/vehicular maps by adding some interior maps.

Sure that can happen but it hasn't in any existing BF3 maps. The designers go heavy on choke points and narrow hallways to accommodate the FOV limited console gamers and we end up with exactly what people are describing here. If the maps were actually well designed with reasonable flanking routes then that's always welcome but we haven't seen that since BF2. Look at Karkand as a great example of that and it's one of the most revered BF franchise maps. Unfortunately this time around we got Metro instead of something like Karkand.

I also agree with others, there are MORE than enough infantry heavy, chokepoint based games on the market. There is no need to do that this heavily in BF3. What sets BF apart from other franchises is the scale, when you lose that it's just a pretty FPS with a retarded client-side hit detection model.

This comment was edited on Mar 8, 2012, 15:21.
 
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