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Battlefield 3 VG247 community impressions: Colin’s take

Monday, 19 September 2011 09:05 GMT By Colin Gallacher

We took VG247 readers Colin Gallacher and Chris Hockey to DICE in Sweden to play some Battlefield 3 co-op, and wanted to know what they thought. First up, it’s Colin.

Battlefield 3

Massively anticipated follow-up to DICE’s 2005 shooter, Battlefield 2.

Set in the Mid East, and based on the Frostbite 2 engine.

Releasing on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

This feature was produced after a trip to DICE to see Battlefield 3 with VG247 competition winners Colin Gallacher and Chris Hockey.

Pat’s asked me to say a few words on the recent trip to DICE in Sweden. And I haven’t really written anything in a good few years!

Our group was made up of a good number of people from the UK gaming news crowd. Along with VG247, Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and their competition winners made up our merry bunch of gamers. We were ushered into the sleek building where DICE has two floors by two EA press reps and instantly greeted by John, a member of DICE who had moved over from the UK.

He gave us a quick tour of their offices; first the reception, which has some massive Battlefield 3 art sprawling one of the walls. The art changes depending on what game DICE is developing at the time, John informed us. I wonder if a certain athletic female might be appearing on that wall next year.

Situated directly opposite the reception is an EA shop, selling EA, EA Sports and EA Partners games. So after a long day at the EA DICE office, the EA employees can pick up an EA game on their way out. I even saw Bad Company 2 in there.

We were lead down a short corridor past DICE’s many awards, such as a BAFTA and more recently the gamescom Best In Show for Battlefield 3, through a couple of classy glass train ticket gates into the heart of DICE. The walls are littered with modern artwork and DICE-related games items. One wall is completely dedicated to the large number of magazine covers featuring DICE games. I spotted a PC Zone cover of BF2142, which I still have in a box somewhere. I’ve always been a bit of a collector of games.

All your base

Base was set up in the trendy conference room BF: Vietnam. DICE has named all of its conference rooms after previous games.

We were lucky to get our hands on an updated Battlefield 3 co-op build of the Playstation 3 version shown at gamescom.

This was the second time I had played Battlefield 3 and the first on a console; I had been invited into the PC alpha during August, which was excellent but it had a few bugs here and there. One prominent bug involved crashing when I was racing up the leaderboard!

Chockster and I were first to give the game a shot and then Chris sprung something on me: “I’ve never played on a Playstation 3 before.”

The demo started with an American convoy of Humvee’s rolling up to a apartment block in a Middle Eastern city; two soldiers jump out and are given the order of rescuing and securing an enemy who has decided to defect.

Firstly, anyone feeling a little disappointed that the console version doesn’t match up to the graphical powerhouse of the PC version need not worry. The lighting alone on the PS3 is spectacular; it really feels authentic, murky, drab and thoroughly engaging.

Anyone feeling a little disappointed that the console version doesn’t match up to the graphical powerhouse of the PC version need not worry. The lighting alone on the PS3 is spectacular; it really feels authentic, murky, drab and thoroughly engaging.

We entered a dimly lit building on the right; quick check for any enemies and moved on to our first obstacle, two enemy soldiers unaware of our presence, idly chatting. On DICE’s advice we each chose a target and prepared ourselves. We stayed silent. After three, there were a muffled couple of pops from our suppressed guns. The two bodies fell; the alarms stayed silent.

While walking through a room littered with storage cages, two enemies sprang out and startled us. Suddenly the alarm rung through the rest of the building, alerting everyone to our presence. We ran forward to a concrete staircase scattered with abandoned items; the hurried footsteps of enemy soldiers rattled towards us. I was armed with a M249 machine gun with a night vision red dot scope while Chris had an M4 with the same scope; I let Chris take the lead up the stairs at this point. He encountered an enemy on one of the staircase’s landings, but it was no match for his meaty M4. We approached the room that had our VIP, quickly dispatched the foes inside and secured our target.

Reunited

We reunited ourselves with the convoy and made our way on foot through the city, supplying fire support to protect the vehicles now containing our VIP.

At this point you realize that Battlefield 3 isn’t just another run-and-gun game; it requires thought and cover. Chris and I were quite unprepared for this. The gunfire came from all angles and we soon realized that the cover was very destructible; unfortunately Chris had become pinned down and was in need of revival. When your partner has been downed they can shuffle along the ground in the attempt to get to a safer spot. In a daring attempt to help my fallen teammate, I too was gunned down after my head was poking out while reviving Chris. Modern Warfare this is not.

After a quick break it was on to our interview with Patrick Bach, executive producer of Battlefield 3. During the interview I managed to get a few of my questions answered; firstly I asked about the PC squad sizes during a 64-player multiplayer game.

“You could argue that you’d want your squad size to be any, but the problem with that is that you lose the ability to give you a great user interface,” said Bach.

“We also try to frame everything to what we believe, based on feedback and research, to be the squad size. We had bigger squads before but we took it down to four, as we wanted everyone to know each other in their squad. I know people have been complaining about it, which is sad, as I haven’t yet heard a really good reason to back up those complaints. It’s different from Battlefield 2; therefore its cap seems to be the most common reason. We are trying to look into what is best to help the player and not just doing it to be evil.”

The second question I managed to ask was something I was very interested in: whether any feedback collected from the alpha had already resulted in changes in the game.

“There were some things that we decided to change, based on the alpha,” said Bach.

The full, 12-minute Battlefield 3 Faultline
video from earlier this year. The footage
gave the first look at the shooter’s
single-player elements.

“Quite a lot, actually; from gun balancing to objective placement on the Operation Metro. We are still moving things around on that map to utilize feedback from the alpha. That’s why we had an alpha. It wasn’t to market the game, it’s to test the game in a proper way. So yeah, there have been hundreds of things we have changed since the alpha. And we will be doing the same with the beta.”

I then asked Bach what he considered to the the next big thing in gaming.

“Battlefield 3!”

The room erupted with laughter.

“Well it’s not 3D for sure,” he added. “I think that’s really, really hard to answer, I’m hoping games in general will grow up a little bit. Games are starting to grow up with the gamers; there will always be games for children but as long as I’m in the business I will try to make a game that I personally will like to play. When we have a full generation of gamers, the ones that started in the 70’s and 80’s then we’ll have the first full cycle of games, in my book.”

After the round-table with Patrick he lead us through to Battlefield 1942, another of the conference rooms, where a section of a level had been set up for us to preview the game on Playstation 3.

Operation Guillotine

We see Operation Guillotine, an extended play version of the video released late last week. Set in Tehran about half way through the single-player campaign. The mission is set at night, which is something different for the Battlefield series, Patrick told us. It starts with a group of soldiers viewing the city from a high vantage point. They had been issued orders to secure an apartment block situated on the other side of a thin canal. Suddenly it was all go, the soldiers sprinting down an embankment as gunfire and explosions bombarding them from all angles, while a friendly soldier just in front met an unfortunate end as a mortar shell hit near his feet, propelling him back and killing him instantly. Patrick, who was controlling the player, narrowly avoided the same fate and altered his path just before the explosion hit.

It’s clear that DICE has spent an incredible amount of time and focus on the sound of Battlefield 3. As with previous DICE games, the sound is impeccable; explosions have a deafening boom and the gunfire sounds scarily powerful. It just really heightens the entire atmosphere beyond the average gaming experience.

The soldiers reached a wall where they boosted each other up and over, sticking closely to nearby cliff faces for any sort of cover. As they battled their way towards the canal, the apartment block came into sight. One of the squad threw a grenade through a window and the explosion sent glass, debris and people flying. Upon entering the building an unfortunate sod that happened to be on fire staggered out and fell at Patrick’s feet.

The demo ended as we head down a short, dark, grimy corridor to a door. Just as we shouted back to our fellow soldiers, the door was kicked in, knocking the player to the ground in a Matrix-style slow motion sequence where the player grabs a hold of his shotgun and satisfyingly pumps the terrorist standing over you full of shells.

Being the only Scottish member of the group I managed to ask one patriotic question in: will any of Battlefield 3 be set in Scotland?

Patrick laughs. “No! There are no missions in Scotland and there are definitely no dinosaurs.”

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

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23 Comments

  1. cgalla2000

    If there’s anything else you’d like to know, just ask! :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. GrimRita

    Great write up. Im glad you picked up on the sound, because it was extremely brilliant

    #2 4 years ago
  3. alterecho

    Wow this must have been amazing! You forgot to write about the pastries :) . Great write up by the way.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Chockster

    I can assure you the pastries were amazing.

    I miss them.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. cgalla2000

    Oh god those pastries! I did include them in a separate bit for Eurogamer, and to think the whole box of them was placed in front of me!

    WAIT! How do you know about the pastries? :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mehdidante

    what . what the hell u doing in iran ? killing iranian ? thats rude . if u want a location for your game , there is a Scotland , go kill them .

    #6 4 years ago
  7. alterecho

    One of you guys had mentioned it previously, in the comments section, I think. Any photos of those would have been nice for the article

    #7 4 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    @mehdidante

    This isn’t the place for that.

    Please leave.

    Yours sincerely,

    Everyone.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. cgalla2000

    @7 Why…here you go :D http://i.imgur.com/F4CvH.jpg I wonder if I can import them…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DoubleM

    @6 It’s because of people like you that some Iranians should die… But only some… Don’t worry, you’re included too.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. loki

    How much EA pay for this?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ruckus

    @10 Oh do shut up.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. alterecho

    @9
    Wow those look as good as the game they make! Nice of you to share it with us (sort of) :) . Didn’t think some one would have taken a snap of those in all that excitement.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. cgalla2000

    @13 I’m somewhat of a photographer so I took everything I could without being pounced on by the EA legal staff :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. GwynbleiddiuM

    Excuse my fellow Iranian troll. Let me tell you a story about how pathetic Iranians are these days. Well they easily get offended by the idea of being in a video game or movie or even a small mention that even though it’s completely based on a fiction. They don’t care being ass rapped by the government and traditionalist muslims and hardliners but this phases them and it’s really hilarious.

    Anyway not to shift attention from gaming to bullshit, and going off track. It was a great piece Collin, I liked it a lot.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Lounds

    Isn’t Iran’s government just as corupt as Lybia’s?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Fin

    NO POLITICS IN MY VG247 THANKS

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Lounds

    @18 sorry

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mehdidante

    ok guys . i’m gonna leave it . sorry to bring it up .
    @10 : how can u say that ? thats …
    @16 GwynbleiddiuM :the thing is, they show whatever they like not the truth .

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Ireland Michael

    With articles like this, Colin should be writing for VG247. =P

    #20 4 years ago
  21. manamana

    What about the hitboxes? Anything scary happened? Its SP so maybe you couldn’t detect obscurities, but did you ask DICE about say BFBC2 and the known problems and how they will encounter them in the next iteration?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. manamana

    And why does the console MP version sports only 24 Players? And not 32 or more?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. IL DUCE

    @mehdidante Woooow dude shut up we don’t care…

    Great piece though Colin, looking forward to playing it in a little over a month…

    #23 4 years ago

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

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  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

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  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

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