Battlefield 3 Info Leaked

"A source has leaked information regarding the next installment of the highly successful Battlefield Franchise  produced by EA/DICE "

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Sources have leaked news regarding the Battlefield series

Today saw the leak of information regarding the spiritual successor the highly popular EA/DICE Battlefield franchise, the news relates to the tentatively titled Battlefield 3.

This information was apparently contained within a 3 page PDF document which is devised to entice investors to the series.

This new revision of the series promises an enhanced character building /unlocks element similar to that in Battlefield 2142 but set in a scenario akin to that of its earlier PC shooter sibling Battlefield 2 .


A tipster sent us PDF document which looked like an outline of features for Battlefield 3. The three page document is apparently prepared for investors which should get it by December of this year. It details basic features of BF3, and are as listed:
  • Release in late 2008
  • Powered by “Frostbite DX”
  • Set in year modern day (just like BF2, ed.)
  • Will ship with 8 maps, each supporting up to 40-players per team
  • Two playable factions, NATO and MEC (Middle Eastern Coalition)
  • Same “ticket-based” gameplay style as before
  • Maps are mostly urban, based in Middle East
  • Squads and Commanders are present, introduced are “Battalions” which consist of three to four squads.
  • Five playable classes; Sniper, Assault, Engineer, Medic and Support
  • Will feature 48 different vehicles (24 for each faction)
  • Will feature 34 different weapons (17 for each faction) and another 22 unlocks (for both factions), in total 56 different weapons.
  • Other unlocks include different types of ammunition, body armor, helmets, camouflage and accessories.
  • Possible public beta in “Summer 2008″
  • Online stats tracking, awards and “real world ranks”
  • “Soldier” feature, looks like MMO-styled characters and avatars
  • Ranked servers will be available for resellers weeks before the game ships (for testing, apparently, ed.)
  • In-game replay and recording feature
  • VoIP, friends list, in-game IM-client and “extensive clan support”
  • Built-in auto software updater (no more patches!, ed.)
  • Widows Vista and OS X (no XP?!, ed.)
  • Announcement and teaser trailer in January 2008.



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09-10-2007, 11:28:45

Mr. Smith
G92 = 8800GT; 320mb GTS replacement.

640mb GTS gets extra shaders.

The 2950xt will be better and should outperform current 640mb GTS and new 8800GT.

9800GTX or whatever it is called is due Dec/Jan IF the RV680 (ati flagship) keeps on track...

In all likelihood no flagship cards will appear until Jan possibly Feb 08.

09-10-2007, 11:40:57

PV5150

In all likelihood no flagship cards will appear until Jan possibly Feb 08.

Agreed! It'll be more than likely a paper launch methinks, especially if AMD have yield issues like they have in the recent past.

09-10-2007, 14:35:54

Kempez
Can't see AMD products doing any pwning, and if they do it will be a limited thing like the X1950 series. Nvidia have hit the ground running since the 6 series launch

10-10-2007, 00:04:23

PP Mguire
The 2950pro is going to be alot better than the 2900XT, single slot cooler, GDDR4, less power, less heat, smaller die, and is going to be in the $350 (US) range. Thats going to be better than any 8800GTS 640mb im sure of. I like the single slot cooler idea and 2.2ghz GDDR4. Pwnage to me and thats their sample card.

10-10-2007, 04:10:17

Mr. Smith
The 2950 should/will beat the 8800GT.

Why?

The 8800GT is the 320mb GTS replacement. The 2950 is an improved 2900.

Currently the 2900 is better than the 320mb GTS, therefore 2950 is better than the 8800GT.

(If all goes to plan)

10-10-2007, 07:11:49

Rastalovich
So in summary, the 2950 will beat the lowest highend nVidia card (at that point) - and not exactly "whip it`s arse" ?

8800GT = G92, 8800GTS = G80-101 (present) ?

.. milking u guys for all the questions my mind is having tbh, so thanks for that ;)

10-10-2007, 11:19:23

Mr. Smith
IF the 8800GT has 96 shaders etc i.e 320gts style and IF the 2950 is an improved 2900 THEN the 2950 will whip the 8800GT.

Looking at facts, the 2900 isn't that bad, in some instances its an ultra, in others its a 320gts. Improvements on this core mean its an awesome mid range card.

That is my evaluation of the current rumours, sorry, information :p

10-10-2007, 20:47:55

PP Mguire


The 8800GT is the 320mb GTS replacement. The 2950 is an improved 2900.

Currently the 2900 is better than the 320mb GTS, therefore 2950 is better than the 8800GT.

(If all goes to plan)

Yea but im thinking the 2950pro will still be cheaper than the 8800GTS 640mb. The HD2900pro can be OCed and possibly flashed to XT speeds so it will make cookie crumbles of this pathetic card as well. Bring on the 9800GTX already.

So in summary, the 2950 will beat the lowest highend nVidia card (at that point) - and not exactly "whip it`s arse" ?

No the 2950pro is looking like it will beat even the 8800ultra. http://www.overclock3d.net/news.php?/gpu_displays/amd_rv670_hd_2950_pro_specifications_and_pictures_leaked/1
Straight from our favorite site! Look at the specs man.

11-10-2007, 06:01:08

Rastalovich


No the 2950pro is looking like it will beat even the 8800ultra. http://www.overclock3d.net/news.php?/gpu_displays/amd_rv670_hd_2950_pro_specifications_and_pictures_leaked/1
Straight from our favorite site! Look at the specs man.



Meh, I didn`t see anything in there outside of what the AMD architecture is geared up to do.

As we all know, especially looking at 2 different architectures - amd/intel, nvidia/ati, mac/pc - what the clocks and etc say in the 2 different worlds don`t mean much to each other.

Plugged in and pitted against each other, that`s another thing. As long as the Ati/Amd cards only wipe the floor in a single field, ala Oblivion, I`d not be overly concerned.

Bet they are cheaper tho, targeted audience models vS price.

12-10-2007, 00:46:46

PP Mguire
Well im sure we still have the 2950XT to look at as well. That model # said XTX though, makes you wonder.
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