Battlefield 3 campaign to last 12 hours

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 09:39 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Battlefield 3′s campaign will last up to 12 hours, according to a report.

An interview with DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troddeson at EA’s pre-GDC showcase, published by, mentions the figure.

“Naturally we want to introduce more people to our franchise” said Troddeson.

“A lot of people don’t want to jump straight into multiplayer. They want to feel around a bit and they’re ready to move over to online. The hardcore online people, they don’t care, they’re just straight in.

“Maybe they don’t even touch the campaign. But we want to get more people in, invite more people into the franchise. That’s one of the main reasons why we have this different part of the game.”

Just a heads up: DICE is set to launch the third BF3 gameplay video later today.

Battlefield 3 launches this fall for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. Erthazus

    This is good, at least not some 4-5 hours that are in some “military” games. Just make sure to make it less bullshit compared to again… *sigh*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Shonak

    I believe it when I play it. BFBC2 campaign was boring.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. frostquake

    Since I ONLY play FPS Single Player Campaigns, and almost NEVER play MP, this is good news for me, at least, and those in my family who are not connected to the internet with their consoles.

    That being said, 12 Hours can be a Challenge in a FPS, they really need to crank up the story, don’t recycle map after map after map, and keep snapping in new items, weapons, twists, adding new characters, and keeping it fresh all the way through.

    I will buy this day one now, which will be a first for me on the Battlefield series, since their SP Campaigns have been nothing more than Bot Practice, I have waited a month and picked it up in the Dump Bin for $20 US or less.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. triggerhappy686

    Good news, it should always be like this. Black Ops is a surprisingly decent length too… hopefully the days of 3-4 hour campains are numbered.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    12 or 40 hour…don’t care.
    if it feels and plays like Bad Company’s campaign, I wouldn’t even bother touching it!

    but from the episode trailers, it looks like the campaign doesn’t play like Bad Company.
    It doesn’t feel epic like COD though, but still good. At least better than the trash Homefront:/

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    BF2′s campaign lasted 0 hours.

    I hope the multiplayer doesn’t suffer. I don’t blame the singleplayers for feeling shorted by a 5 hour campaign, but personally I wouldn’t have wanted to play BC2 or a CoD game for longer than that.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    HAHAHAHA DICE talk shit and people still respect them…you lot are idiots!

    #7 3 years ago


    #8 3 years ago
  9. GwynbleiddiuM

    What are we doing here exactly?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    @9 trolling bf3 cause bf3 is shit and so is dice for producing a half made game…at least infinit ward dont release a half made game.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    No they just cut bits off to sell at a later date.


    #11 3 years ago
  12. Lounds

    @10 IW actually make decent games.

    That team hasn’t made a game since MW2 which was a brilliant game.

    Back to subject.

    BF3 is a better online game than most, I haven’t even loaded sp on it because the mp is good.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Maximum Payne

    Its funny because campaign is even shorter then cod’s campaign.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. AHA-Lambda

    ya know what? i’m glad they lied on this account. the only way Bf3′s campaign could possibly be ANY fucking worse was if it lasted any longer -_-

    Definitely one of the worst campaigns i’ve played in a major AAA production ever.

    #14 3 years ago

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