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Posted: 6/11/2009 8:46:47 AM EST
BF 3

Battlefield 3 confirmedBy Tor Thorsen, GameSpotPosted Jun 10, 2009 6:29 pm PTDuring financial presentation, EA COO John Pleasants reveals DICE is already hard at work on a new installment in the shooter franchise, due sometime during publisher's next fiscal year.

Though it helped put military multiplayer first-person shooters on the map, Electronic Arts' Battlefield franchise has seen itself outsold by the Call of Duty series in recent years. Granted, 2005's Battlefield 2 was a hit––selling more than 1 million units in the US, according to the NPD Group––as was its console spin-off, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, which sold 1.2 million units domestically on the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. However, 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the overall best-selling game of 2007 and has sold more than 8 million units domestically (according to NPD) and more than 15 million units worldwide (according to Activision).


Battlefield 2 was a hit––will Battlefield 3 also find glory?
Now, with the release of archrival Activision's Modern Warfare 2––developed by former EA employees at Infinity Ward––looming, EA is planning a comeback in the military shooter sector. Speaking at the William Blair & Company investor conference this week, EA COO John Pleasants revealed that, in addition to this year's sequel to the critically lauded, multiplatinum Battlefield: Bad Company, EA is planning a new installment in its core Battlefield franchise.

"We have a lot of IP in that [shooter] area, and we have not not noticed that Call of Duty has a significant share of that business," Pleasants told analysts during a question-and-answer session. "We are putting a real concentrated effort behind those titles. Battlefield happens to be one of them. ... I've had the luxury of looking at Battlefield 3 over at DICE over in Sweden. I was highly impressed by the way the people were working on that product. That's not for this fiscal year [ending March 31, 2010], but that is a product that is looking very good."

After saying that work on the download-only Battlefield 1943 (due in September) has been "going well," he said the Battlefield franchise is "strengthening and moving to a service model, and it has multiple titles within it which we can lever off of, so I am bullish on the Battlefield franchise, but it's not our only title which we are hoping to gain share with in the shooter category." He offered the forthcoming third-person shooter Army of Two: The 40th Day as another title that would court shooter fans
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:53:30 AM EST
Can't wait! Loved BF2, loved what PR did with it more.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 8:06:13 PM EST
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 9:35:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?


Are you thinking of BF 1943 which releases in a couple weeks?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:47:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By wolver98:
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?


Are you thinking of BF 1943 which releases in a couple weeks?


No, he is probably being serious. That god forsaken map has been in every damned incarnation of Battlefield at some point. I hate that map, but I am sure EA will find a way to put it into BF3.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:28:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By BigFellor:
Originally Posted By wolver98:
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?


Are you thinking of BF 1943 which releases in a couple weeks?


No, he is probably being serious. That god forsaken map has been in every damned incarnation of Battlefield at some point. I hate that map, but I am sure EA will find a way to put it into BF3.

Indeed
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:11:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By BigFellor:
Originally Posted By wolver98:
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?


Are you thinking of BF 1943 which releases in a couple weeks?


No, he is probably being serious. That god forsaken map has been in every damned incarnation of Battlefield at some point. I hate that map, but I am sure EA will find a way to put it into BF3.


Was it in battlefield vietnam?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:40:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:40:35 PM EST by uglygun]
EA SUCKS.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:10:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hojo:
Originally Posted By BigFellor:
Originally Posted By wolver98:
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
So will Wake Island be in the box release or a later patch?


Are you thinking of BF 1943 which releases in a couple weeks?


No, he is probably being serious. That god forsaken map has been in every damned incarnation of Battlefield at some point. I hate that map, but I am sure EA will find a way to put it into BF3.


Was it in battlefield vietnam?


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