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Battlefield 3 Beta Access Included with Medal of Honor Limited Edition

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Out of nowhere, EA has announced that the limited edition of Medal of Honor will include access to the beta test for Battlefield 3 from DICE. Purchases of the LE will "receive an invitation to the Battlefield 3 beta within 12-months following the release of Medal of Honor."

This means that we should be seeing the beta for Battlefield 3 before October 12, 2011. Nothing else is known about Battlefield 3, but it was confirmed to be in development in June 2009. Sounds like a fall 2011 release may be in the cards.

We presume this means we'll see Battlefield 3 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 as the beta details mention Xbox Live Gold being a requirement for Xbox 360 users. The game will use the Frostbite 2 engine, which powers Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and the multiplayer portion of Medal of Honor, both of which are PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 titles.

Thanks to Shacker ratsofatsorat for the tip.

From The Chatty

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    July 30, 2010 1:56 PM

    OH NO! It's multiplatform!

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      July 30, 2010 2:01 PM

      LOL, did you even think for 1 second that a AAA shooter would NOT be multiplatform in today's world?

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        July 30, 2010 4:26 PM

        APB, which if EA went that route and made it pay-to-play - it would have sucked.

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        July 30, 2010 11:09 PM

        I actually thought that BF3 might finally be the game that PC gamers are waiting (and also be PC exclusive) ever since it was rumoured. I really did... :(

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      July 30, 2010 2:04 PM

      He had fair rights to believe that it could (and should) be PC-only. It's lost a ton of excitement for me now that we know it's multi-platform.

      We can expect to not have Prone and the UI will probably be pretty messed up along with the Server Browser (as always).

      They took too long to get this game out - enthusiasm is pretty low at this point. Hopefully we hear some cool stuff to boost it back up in the year ahead as previews start to appear...

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        July 30, 2010 2:09 PM

        No. They wouldn't do that to me. BF3 will have prone. DICE's server browsers have always been terrible so I am not expecting much there. In the PC version I am expecting things like prone, no regenerating health, etc. The consoles are going to get the port this time. It must be so. They would not call the game Battlefield 3 and make it a port like the Bad Company games were.

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          July 30, 2010 2:12 PM

          Go ahead. Live that fantasy.

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            July 30, 2010 4:54 PM

            Yeah we already know what they're going for. I'm just tired of PC games being shoehorned into a console footprint. PC to console ports have been great but the other way around never has been. While I enjoyed BC2, it's still not as good as BF2. Consoles don't dumb a game down it's the lowest common denominator. Unfortunately, the "just works" crowd is what's ruining gaming today.

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          July 30, 2010 2:13 PM

          For all of our sakes, I pray that you are right but I'm not terribly hopeful after seeing BF:BC 2 and some of the decisions in that game.

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            July 30, 2010 4:48 PM

            However, BC2 is still a fun game and I think BF2 will be even better.

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              July 30, 2010 9:13 PM

              Fair enough. It's a good game, and hopefully you're right about BF3.

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          July 30, 2010 2:15 PM

          TBH I don't miss prone. I thought I would but I within 5 minutes of playing BC2 I realized the game was more fun to me without prone and lean. Less corner camping and hill huggers. YMMV.

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            July 30, 2010 4:20 PM

            Exactly. The game experience is better for the absence of prone.

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              July 30, 2010 4:58 PM

              Personally, I liked making myself the smallest target possible. Prone and leaning are very useful for this reason.

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              July 30, 2010 8:50 PM

              No it is not.

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              July 30, 2010 9:13 PM

              In your opinion, of course. ;)

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              July 30, 2010 11:29 PM

              They should get rid of crouch as well /s

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                July 31, 2010 3:40 PM

                they should just make battlefield: quake

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              July 31, 2010 3:40 PM

              in real life going prone isn't overpowered lol, a good game will behave the same

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        July 30, 2010 3:12 PM

        I can't argue that it should be PC-only, but it's incredibly naive to think it had any chance of actually being a PC exclusive title.

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          July 30, 2010 6:47 PM

          StarCraft 2 is a PC only title.

          Can you imagine StarCraft 2 as a multi-platform game? Holly FUCK !!

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      August 1, 2010 1:07 AM

      "Press B once to reload." Whaaaaaaaaa?