Battlefield 3 screenshot
Battlefield 3 screenshot

Battlefield 3 "offers so much more" than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 producer Patrick Liu has told Gamasutra.

The comparison to Modern Warfare 3 is welcome, says Liu. "It feels good. They're behemoths, and just the notion that we would be able to take a chunk from their gamers is awesome."

However, Liu believes his game has the upper hand. "They're both military shooters, but in terms of flavour and style they're different. But we offer so much more than they do, I think; but that's me."

Liu added: "I think we wanted to have a lot of variety, and different flavours within the game, so we could appeal to different kinds of gamers, and the co-op was one of those things that we identified as like, 'We probably need this. A lot of people want to play together, and they don't want to compete.' So we offer that because of that."

Battlefield 3 will launch October 28 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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quaneylfc's Avatar


yep it offers so much more like theatre mode, prestige mode, thermal sights and funky reloading (fal) its too original (!)
Posted 17:01 on 13 October 2011
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guyderman@ Woffls

I had a can of it once... it was alright!

@ munkee - I lol'd!
Posted 10:50 on 12 October 2011
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Woffls@ pblive

What is sarcasm?
Posted 10:38 on 12 October 2011
TFFzani's Avatar


Proxies are good enough if its just for singleplayer if you really want to play it on US release date.
Posted 23:19 on 11 October 2011


Heh. Seems not everyone got the sarcasm.
Posted 22:37 on 11 October 2011
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munkee@ gsmith

The EU release dates are normally just after the US release dates. In our regions we all received a memo stating the reason for this. It described the US gaming board making a plea to the EU executives asking for earlier release dates. Apparently it takes American gamers slightly longer, on average 48 hours, to play through the tutorial missions. The release schedules are structured so that we're not at an unfair advantage when the games are released here.

Cold hard facts there.
Posted 21:16 on 11 October 2011
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Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited for BF3 and I <3 DICE but its ridiculous that EA can't pull of a simultaneous release in EU and USA. I know it's only a couple of days but still...
Posted 21:10 on 11 October 2011
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Woffls@ gsmith

He was being sarcastic.

We're so assured of the importance of our country, that we can joke about it then revert straight back to apathy.

Like this.
Posted 20:51 on 11 October 2011
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gsmith@ pblive

Oh, didn't really even think about a different release date for EU.

What is funny though is that we get it first and you claim our country is not important. Enjoy waiting those extra two days :)
Posted 20:35 on 11 October 2011
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altaranga@ pblive

Harsh. In all fairness to him the article doesn't state it as an EU release date.
Posted 19:56 on 11 October 2011
dudester's Avatar


I would be worried if I was EA surely their producer should be spending his time on his game then playing mw3 to know how it compares ;)
Posted 19:41 on 11 October 2011

pblive@ gsmith

No, European release date is 28th. There are no other countries that are important in this reality.
Posted 19:18 on 11 October 2011
Woffls's Avatar


Good to see that EA still don't see Call of Duty as competition...
Posted 19:10 on 11 October 2011
gsmith's Avatar


10/25 is the release date....not 10/28
Posted 18:51 on 11 October 2011

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