E3 2011 : Battlefield 3 Release Date

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In the Electronic Arts press conference at E3 2011, Karl Magnus Troedsson – General Manager DICE – revealed that the North American release date of the first-person shooter Battlefield Military’s March was set for Oct. 25.

Also, beta testing will begin in September, on all platforms (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360).

 

Press Release

LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2011 – The fight is on! DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Battlefield 3TM, the next installment in the internationally acclaimed Battlefield series, will be available on October 25, 2011. After three years of development, the spectacular new game leaps ahead of the competition thanks to the unique power of the Frostbite TM 2 game engine. The technology advances the state of the art, and serves as the power center that allows Battlefield 3 to deliver superior performance in character animation, visual rendering, audio/sound and physical destruction. Battlefield 3 is the only FPS in the marketplace using Frostbite 2, and the only shooter capable of making the gameplay experience feel alive with all the sights, sounds, movements and action of real-world incursions. Fans eager to jump into battle can join the multi-platform beta in September 2011.

Battlefield 3 will be shown on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PCthis week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in EA’s booth located at #1601 in the South Hall.

“We are proud to finally open the curtains and reveal Battlefield 3. The core development team has been together since 2005. We’ve grown together, taken some knocks together and now, we’re ready to take first person shooters to a whole new level, together,” said Patrick Bach, Executive Producer. “Like so many gamers out there, we’ve had some pretty wild ideas about what we’d want to see in a shooter. Until now, it was all just fantasy. But with Frostbite 2, even our most far-reaching ideas are becoming a reality.  This is the game we’ve always wanted to create.”

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