Cautious optimism must be applied when anticipating a game like Battlefield 3. It’s predecessor dropped six years ago on the PC and touted features still absent in many of today’s first person shooters. A few miscues and some console romps occupied DICE’s, the series developer, time since then with varied response. Long time fans worry if the dev still has it in them to make a landmark shooter. Looks like this 12 minute trailer will keep fans guessing, and a few salivating, for now.
Showing off the campaign first is a bit off since Battlefield made it’s name as an online experience. We’ll most likely see multiplayer footage in the coming months. Additionally, the game’s visual fidelity has me looking nervously at my computer’s graphics card. It could hit “But Can It Run Crysis?” meme status for all we know. I’m hoping it’ll run on it since early reports and DiCE’s track record point towards the PC touting the best version. Then again we’ve seen that song and dance from developers before so I’ll believe it when I see it. Ahh well, we’ll see how it stacks up when the game drops this fall .