Battlefield 3 co-op demoed at Gamescom

EA announced Battlefield 3 co-op today at Gamescom, and demoed the mode running on a PlayStation 3.

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At EA's Gamescom press conference today, the company announced and debuted the new co-op mode for Battlefield 3. The presentation demoed the mode in action on the PlayStation 3, showing off synchronized shots to quietly take down enemies and reviving your partner. The mode will include ground and air vehicles as well.

Unfortunately, that demo won't be available yet. EA promises to make the video available within two hours. We'll update the post when it arrives. Until then, you may want to check out this new trailer instead. EA closed the show with a new trailer that highlights the return of jets to the series.

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    August 16, 2011 8:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Battlefield 3 co-op demoed at Gamescom.

    EA announced Battlefield 3 co-op today at Gamescom, and demoed the mode running on a PlayStation 3.

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      August 16, 2011 8:41 AM

      holy fuck

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      August 16, 2011 8:46 AM

      girlfriends and wives everywhere will feel neglected this october. that was incredible.

      did the aircraft seem "slow" to anyone else?

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        August 16, 2011 8:48 AM

        yes but i guess they would have to slow them down a little bit to make it more playable

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        August 16, 2011 8:52 AM

        painfully so.

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        August 16, 2011 9:02 AM

        contrary to popular belief, random battlefield smacktards don't actually have the same kind of senses and reflexes of real world fighter pilots

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          August 16, 2011 11:46 AM

          It's not about reflexes (which are relative), it's about the size of the map. If you're going mach 3 in-game then you're going to run out of space in a handful of seconds. And the faster you go the wider your turn-radius.

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        August 16, 2011 9:10 AM

        My woman and I will be playing together. I have taught her well over the years :)

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        August 16, 2011 9:25 AM

        yes way too slow :(

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        August 16, 2011 9:28 AM

        May as well be driving a flying jeep.

        I understand WHY they are so slow... it just looks silly. I'd be happy if jets were left as call downs ala CoD... leave the close air support to helicopters.

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          August 16, 2011 9:42 AM

          They should have done more with the CAS jets like they did in Armored Fury. Those were great because they were potent, but also had appropriate drawbacks.

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        August 16, 2011 9:49 AM

        I haven't seen the video but slow jets make me happy. I could never fly those fuckers in BF2.

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        August 16, 2011 9:50 AM

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        August 16, 2011 9:53 AM

        They seem slow, but I suppose that's better than the too-fast jets from BF2.

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          August 19, 2011 7:59 PM

          I remember just using the afterburners in BF2 as I'm on the edge of the map and realize that I'm already on the other side..lol

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        August 16, 2011 9:54 AM

        were they any slower than BF1942/BF2 or are you just remembering things nostalgically?

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY19bkWllng#t=02m42s

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          August 16, 2011 10:09 AM

          If you compare the two, yes BF3 seems slower. I think it is just for control reasons. Plus I always thought that BF2 jets were over the top fast. So it is good seeing it toned down and more believable.

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        August 16, 2011 10:23 AM

        DC Jet

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4ctbmJuGSE

        Lol

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        August 16, 2011 11:04 AM

        It comes out ON my g/f's birthday. GG.

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      August 16, 2011 9:03 AM

      For a 64 player map those flag points looks pretty close together. I am going to bet jets get a tiny bump in speed at one point. The only other thing was I couldn't tell if 3d spotting was on or not. I hope they listened to the alpha complaints and turned it off

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        August 16, 2011 9:26 AM

        Maybe this is a dumb question since I haven't played BF since 2142, but is the only real change with 3D spotting adding a marker over their heads? I assume the map spotting will stay a single dot and not a line or something like that.

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          August 16, 2011 9:33 AM

          It's an arrow that follows them anywhere they run on your screen. So they can be hiding behind buildings but you still know exactly where they are. I prefer the old method of once a player is spotted they are only visible on the mini map.

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            August 16, 2011 9:43 AM

            To be fair though, the arrow disappeared much faster in the alpha than it does in BC2.

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            August 16, 2011 11:41 AM

            Ok, that makes sense. I guess I can see what they're trying to do -- make spotting a sniper in the top of a building obviously different from one on the ground floor.
            I guess a color-coded map dot (warmer colors = higher altitude) would be difficult to read, not to mention for colorblind people. Maybe if they keep the arrow up for a very short time, as deject mentions?

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              August 16, 2011 11:54 AM

              I like your color-coded map dot idea. I'd much rather see something like that than an arrow giving away the exact enemy location.

              I think it would actually be really cool to have no indicators on-screen of where an enemy is. This way there can be a "spotting" skill, specialist, or button one would press to highlight the target, which would then be marked for all to see.

              I'm sure they could find a way to balance that.

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      August 16, 2011 9:03 AM

      Holy shit. I was not interested in BF3 at all, never seen any footage until this. 100% sold.

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      August 16, 2011 9:20 AM

      :( looks so much like BC2.... I'm still going to buy it but I wanted a BF2 sequel.

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        August 16, 2011 11:08 AM

        what are you talking about ? please elaborate

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          August 16, 2011 11:18 AM

          I am with you on that

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          August 16, 2011 11:28 AM

          just ignore him, his post history is fraught with random, stupid outbursts such as this. FPP, eot

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            August 16, 2011 11:46 AM

            I'm quite popular for having an opinion, I know....

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          August 16, 2011 11:44 AM

          The whole interface and fast paced gameplay is just like BC2. Most of the features like health system, squad size, unlimited sprint, and flashy GUI is all from BC2 which is everything BC2 did wrong.

          Also, I played in the alpha so I know what the game feels like. I know some things might have changed by then, but probably nothing game changing.

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            August 19, 2011 8:01 PM

            Granted this is a video but the vehicles look like they handle like BF2. I'm hoping the controls are as sensitive in BF2. They seemed too sluggish in the Bad Company games.

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        August 16, 2011 11:41 AM

        huge maps, tons of jets, anti-aircraft fire, more refined squad mechanics, plus the high-quality infantry experience that bad company brought to the series? sounds perfect to me

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          August 16, 2011 11:47 AM

          Yeah I pretty much lived for tanks in 1942, but love the shit out of the infantry stuff in BC/BC2.

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      August 16, 2011 9:21 AM

      To people who won't buy it because it's not on Steam: Eat your heart out!

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      August 16, 2011 9:26 AM

      holy fucking shit

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      August 16, 2011 9:54 AM

      Jesus christ. Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDDfPxF3EFE

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        August 16, 2011 10:05 AM

        I need to go home and change my pants

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      August 16, 2011 10:12 AM

      My memories of BF2 were that the game was unplayable because of nonstop air rape. I wonder what BF3 will do to make the game playable for people that just like ground combat.

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        August 16, 2011 10:14 AM

        slower jets, it seems

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          August 16, 2011 10:17 AM

          slower yet more realistic to the game.

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        August 16, 2011 10:35 AM

        Unplayable is an exaggeration. It was bad, but there were plenty of ways to still ground pound and be effective.

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        August 16, 2011 11:29 AM

        slower jets / and non-static anti air defenses (ie man portable stingers).

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        August 16, 2011 4:05 PM

        MANPADS Handheld Stinger Anti Air Missiles

        Also you can damage jets so they lose maneuverability with MG fire.

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        August 16, 2011 4:15 PM

        My memories of BF2 were a few moments of greatness in between the:
        - plane stealing
        - C4 griefing
        - Jihad jeeping
        - Commander TKing (arty and/or supply crates)
        - Infinite buggy drops
        - Wall glitching
        - Missile lock on failure
        - Inability to see more than 100 yards

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          August 16, 2011 4:16 PM

          I forgot about the pilots bailing out of the full helo so he could get a good sniper spot.

          I see most of the same in BC2 these days.

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      August 16, 2011 10:16 AM

      Does anyone know if there are blackhawk like helis? If so, is there the ability to use a fastrope rather then just jumping/para out?

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      August 16, 2011 10:25 AM

      Wow lost for words but can't i get my copy NOW!

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      August 16, 2011 10:25 AM

      Holy mother of GOD!

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      August 16, 2011 10:43 AM

      UNNGG

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      August 16, 2011 10:49 AM

      Wow that looks awesome

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      August 16, 2011 10:53 AM

      cant watch video. is the co-op being shown splitscreen or online co-op?

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        August 16, 2011 11:01 AM

        "Unfortunately, that demo won't be available yet. EA promises to make the video available within two hours. We'll update the post when it arrives. Until then, you may want to check out this new trailer instead. EA closed the show with a new trailer that highlights the return of jets to the series."

        Not the C-OP video :(

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      August 16, 2011 11:01 AM

      UNNNNNFFFFF!!

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      August 16, 2011 11:06 AM

      *SPLOOGE*

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      August 16, 2011 11:29 AM

      I think I've already watched the trailer 10 times. So hawt.

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      August 16, 2011 11:34 AM

      Holy mother of Canadian bacon that looks amazing.

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      August 16, 2011 11:42 AM

      The really cool thing was after we watched the trailer here we had a playtest on the map and some of the aerial fights played out like those in the trailer :)

      I really hope you guys will dig this.

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        August 16, 2011 12:05 PM

        show us the air to ground jets!! A-10's and Frogfoot (or whatever the Russian jet is called... su-25?)

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      August 16, 2011 3:33 PM

      What are these vids taken from? PC version?

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        August 16, 2011 3:40 PM

        Nevermind... I should read a little better!.... PS3

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          August 17, 2011 1:25 PM

          The co-op is PS3. I am pretty sure the Caspian Border trailer is PC.

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      August 17, 2011 4:33 AM

      Probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my whole life!!
      Too bad it's not on Steam. oh well...

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      August 19, 2011 4:26 PM

      i shit my pants, let my dog eat it, then watched him crap. looks soooooo gooooooooooooooooooooooood. :P

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      August 19, 2011 7:57 PM

      Wow, amazing. I love how it seems to retain the feel of BF2. The jets looks like they control like the BF2, instead of some retarded casual flying. As much as I want it on Steam so bad...I really want it. Hope they have it at PAX.

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