BF3: Longer Guillotine trailer goes live – awesome inside

Friday, 16th September 2011 22:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Go, go, go.

Following a teaser last week, EA’s launched a fully-extended trailer of Battleifield 3′s Operation Guillotine.

The trailer, which comes in at a fairly decent 1:42, contains footage captured from the Xbox 360 version of the DICE shooter.

This was the mission shown to us when we were at the developer in Stockholm earlier this month. Expect a writeup on that from us next week before we head to Eurogamer Expo.

This is seriously properly amazing stuff. Why on Earth this isn’t on your wanted list yet if it isn’t already is, quite simply, mind-boggling. Get watching below.

Battlefield 3 launches on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.



  1. Nozz

    Very Nice!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    FInally 360…jesus, it took them long enough. BUT…not looking bad at all.

    It looks really good for as good as a nighttime mission can look,cause honestly they are always underwhelming. Take GRAW for example,nighttime missions looked kinda meh, daytime missions were great looking.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. artursz1993

    amazing GFX even on Xbox :)))

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Oh gosh, i’m so going to play with myself after this footage.

    I like how some objects appear in front of the player. Classy 512 mb ram console feature with awesome textures.

    But hey, it looks better than most of the shooters that are on PS3 or 360.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Aimless

    This article confirms two things we already knew:

    1) The 360 version looks good, people were worrying over nothing.

    2) Erthazus is an arse.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. iBirch

    Looking pretty good. May just pre-order this tomorrow.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Xuchilbara

    @4 – I too am getting the PC version, and have defended you before in the BF3 console trolling… But even I can’t help you here… Obvious troll is VERY obvious.

    I will be getting this on PC and PS3

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    Nice, PS3 for me :)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. manamana

    What a stunner Frostbite2 is. Even on consoles.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen


    #10 3 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @7, i’m not trolling. I’m serious. If you compare teaser with PC footage to this… Well, you got the point.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. manamana

    ^ yes you are, my dear. Noone compares PC footage to the consoles. Especially in this case.

    Edit: and with comparison I mean that we all Know that a six year old console can not hold up with the latest in PC tech. So whats the point of your comment, if not trolling about 512MB RAM, which is laughable but a fact every developer has to handle.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. onlineatron

    Yep, it still LOOKS great, but there’s nothing here that makes me want to play it.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. GrimRita

    @7 why are you buying it on PS3 and PC? Why not one or the other? Just out of interest.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Lahanas

    The PC nerds feel threatened by consoles, that much is obvious. They just cant accept that consoles, for better or for worse, are the center of gaming right now.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. warspite


    just shut the hell up! this whole console vs. pc debate is fucking pathetic. get a life.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. GrimRita

    @15 not to turn this into a pc v console thread but your comments are way off. Needless to say, theres more people playing PC games than all the consoles put together. Look at the likes of WoW/Sims/Facebook.

    Huge numbers :-p

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    I think it says more about the spoilt and obnoxious attitudes of some gamers than it does about the game when something that looks like this is considered “meh”.

    This trailer right here is why we don’t need a new hardware generation any time soon. The game looks ridiculously stunning.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Lewis247

    It’s a game.. People who actually feel the need to pick sides and argue about the difference in a game on different formats need to grow a set.

    Really looking forward to this game. 360 for me as I don’t have a crazy computer or ps3. Will be the most epic game ever.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Lahanas

    @17 Sims, smartphone and Facebook shit are not real gaming. AAA blockbusters like this, gears, uncharted etc are real games. And the truth is you need to have at least one of the HD consoles if you want to experience most of these games.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. GrimRita

    @20 bollocks!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Erthazus

    @manamana, “^ yes you are, my dear. ”

    than you really don’t know what is trolling. All i said is that the console footage looks worse than the PC version by “far”. Of course everyone know that, but this was developed specifically for PC and that makes it look really outstanding compared to console footage. It’s just time to move on. IMO.

    i also said there that BF3 on 360 and PS3 looks better than most of the shooters on consoles.

    @Lahanas, “are the center of gaming right now.”

    It’s the center of casual games for family and fratboys. Nothing more. Yes, there are great games on consoles thats a fact, but it’s not a center for gaming and never will be and never was.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. daytripper

    the is ridiculous, a trailer a lot of people are waiting for and the conversation turns into what platform is better and who is the better person for playing whatever. don’t understand some of you at times.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. manamana

    @22 Übertrolling! Nothing moves on right now. It is what it is and for what it is, it looks stunning.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    Just ignore him, and comment on your thoughts on the video. He wouldn’t have fuel to add to the fire if people just fucking ignored him, and would promptly go away.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. jacobvandy

    Maybe they should not have made the Guillotine teaser trailer from the PC version… You can compare some of the scenes and see just how much they dumbed it down for Xbox.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. daytripper






    #27 3 years ago
  28. LOLshock94

    @27 love it how on the 1st picture him and his friends are getting shot but the guy reloading the mortar thing is just sitting there with the happiest face ever

    #28 3 years ago
  29. minxamo

    I did compare the PC and console videos.
    Virtually no fucking difference.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Giskard

    @29 There is quite a major difference. However, I do agree with you for the most part, as BF3 looks fine on the Xbox and PS3. I’ll be getting it on the PC, but then again, if you prefer the console, Erthazus shouldn’t be flaming you. Freedom of choice and whatnot.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    The only noticeable differences are the amount of ground clutter, and the sharpness of the textures.

    Neither of which take away from the atmosphere.

    Heck, if I had a PC that could run this, I probably would buy it on the PC, but it would have absolutely nothing to do with the negligible difference it the quality of the graphics.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Bellisner


    I for one am delighted that the game is looking this good on consoles.
    I think some people are missing the forest for the trees here.

    Would you prefer clear daylight between the graphical quality on PC vs console? I think the above video would pour cold water on the ambition of console gamers to buy the game if there was a noticeable gulf in quality. In turn this would lead them into Activision’s hand and encourage them to keep churning out cookie cutter sequel after sequel.
    If a game is good on all platforms a talented developer gets rewarded both financially, critically and perhaps most importantly they gain influence; hell it may even encourage other devs to treat the PC as a lead platform if DICE’s strategy doing the same is successful.

    Much of the above griefing to my mind comes from a much more selfish and exclusive desire to have some esoteric piece of software/hardware to rub in other people’s noses. For me, my motivation is simple; I want to share good gaming experiences. If you are passionate about something why wouldn’t you want other people to revel in it too? Do people who like other types of media such as film ,music and TV desire to set a barrier to entry as well? Yes they do, they’re called hipsters…..

    #32 3 years ago
  33. ultramega

    Can’t wait!

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Erthazus

    @29, “Virtually no fucking difference.”

    of course there is no difference if you are THAT blind.

    nuff said.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet


    LOL, there isn’t much difference, especially not having to spend the best part of £450 upwards on it.

    Xbox 360′s can be purchased for about £45.00 second hand if you shop around now…

    #35 3 years ago
  36. KAP

    “This is seriously properly amazing stuff. Why on Earth this isn’t on your wanted list yet if it isn’t already is”

    Because COD fans are still praying MW3 will still pull thru… haha.. hahahaha.. HAHAHAHA!!!!

    #36 3 years ago
  37. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Not bad, 36 comments before the *inevitable* COD bashing…

    But of course your right, pretty graphics make all the difference nowadays.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. M. K.

    Could watch it in 360p because yt is pretty lame here :/ Anyway it looks really good, but seriously, who thought it would look like crap? Already Bad Company looked awesome.

    I hope it will run smooth while looking like that and have improved controls over BC2. So give me the beta!111

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Cozzy

    PS3 for me.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Dimaco

    Already preordered PS3 + PC… can’t wait!

    #40 3 years ago
  41. endgame

    ah come why the f**k do we have to watch a 360 retard playing again!? this is a bad joke! look at how he moves, how they always move all the f**king time.. aaah. :(

    #41 3 years ago
  42. cgalla2000


    You are far too angry :D

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Fin


    Not angry enough to use the word fuck. ’tis a fine line.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. OrbitMonkey

    @41 You should watch some of the pc beta footage. Lot more exciting. Lots of hiding behind rocks/bushes, crawling to cover, popping up to shoot at a rock/bush some guy is hiding behind… epic.

    The only running I saw is when the player got shot from out of nowhere & had to get back to the action from the spawn point waaaaay back at the map. Exhilarating.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. noherczeg


    Please don’t pull out the boring “bf3 fans only care about graphics” shit because we can’t see anything else yet. One can assume the style, flavor of the gameplay from videos but untill there are reviews/actual games played people can only praise the damn graphics of the game.

    ON: If I’d have an XBOX I’d gladly buy this game on it, because it’s not inferior compared to the PC version by the looks of it.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Erm, take a breath & read what I said, before getting all defensive sweety. I don’t think I aimed my comment at any group in particular did I? I merely stated a simple truth. Have a cup of tea/masturbate/whatever & chill.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. DSB

    I don’t think Battlefield fans are any different from anyone else – I just think they generally fail to realize that.

    That’s really the first singleplayer gameplay I’ve seen that has looked great. Looks like they’ve taken notes from Modern Warfare on the tracer effects, using the night setting, and including events like firing a bit of 60mm illume (even though the smoky tracers were quite cool in BC2 too).

    Good shit.

    #47 3 years ago

    Definitely looks amazing on 360!

    Nowhere near PC, but still amazing.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. Virginityrocks

    How is PC gaming expensive? Its the equivalent to a console and laptop in one bag. Combine the cost of your console and your laptop, and that could have been your PC gaming budget. It costs more because you’re buying TWO things that do the job of the two individually, but with faster, better interfacing and processing, FULL HD AND 60 FPS standard, freedom of OS, open standards, and cheaper games and peripherals. If you wanted to be a PC gamer it wouldn’t cost a penny more than buying some OKAY laptop and a current gen console.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. YoungZer0

    @49: All your argument are rats-ass if you consider the lazy jobs most developers to with Ports.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. GrimRita

    I couldnt give a rats arse about the graphics really. All I care about is the fact that DICE keep releasing unfinished games and leaving them – unfinished.

    So come on DICE, show us that you’ve paid some attention to your crap hitboxes on frostshite, because after Alpha, it doesnt look like you have.

    #51 3 years ago

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