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Battlefield 3

Release Date: October 25th, 2011
Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Publisher(s): EA
Developer(s): Dice
Multiplayer: 2-24 Player Online
Co-op: 2 Player Online

Battlefield 3 – Frostbite 2 Engine Preview

Posted by John Carpenter | 03 Oct 2011 |

Only a few more weeks until we have no lives

Electronic Arts and Dice Entertainment will release their highly anticipated game “Battlefield 3″ on October 25th, but just over one week later its biggest competitor answers back with their newest First Person Shooter “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3″. If you’re sitting there trying to think of reasons to purchase BF3 over CODMW3 you should continue reading this article. In my opinion, I would purchase both games, but if you’re strapped for cash and can only pick up one, well maybe this article will sway your decision. I am not trying to take anything away from CODMW3, it’s going to be a hugely successful game no doubt. This article is meant to bring awareness to anyone who might not be familiar with the Battlefield series.


Battlefield 3 uses the Frostbite 2 engine, which is a next-generation FPS engine built from the ground up to power Battlefield: Bad Company and other upcoming games from DICE across all high-end platforms. It’s said to be the most powerful engine that games have ever seen and the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights. Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before. With an all-new rendering engine supporting high-fidelity visuals and effects, and an innovative HDR audio system, the Frostbite engine is one of the few engines that really makes use of the unique capabilities of the Xbox 360 to deliver a truly intense next-generation gaming experience.

Look at that.

This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built, delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding missions across diverse locations including Paris, Tehran and New York.

Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain.  Battlefield 3’s cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warrior’s experience like no other FPS. Battlefield offers the best online vehicle warfare experience and gets even better, with a fitting sonic boom, as fighter jets headline an impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles. With Battlefield 3 you will be able to take the fight to iconic and unexpected places in the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.

Here at The Controller Online we can’t wait to play Battlefield 3 on October 25th. Make sure you check back for all the Battlefield 3 news and videos. Also, make sure to check back for the review, we’re very excited to get our hands on the game and see what Frostbite 2 can really do. Here is a video preview of the frostbite 2 engine at work.

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  • FrostHYPE

    I didn’t see Frostbite 2…I saw whatever engine Bodycount developers used.

    • http://thecontrolleronline.com/staff/ John Carpenter

      Bodycount used the game engine called “Ego Engine” that was developed by Codemasters. Maybe I am missing something from your comment.

  • http://thecontrolleronline.com adam

    both look great, can`t wait!