BF3 Book & Rumored Beta Start DateBy Alex Co | July 19, 2011 | News | 1 comment | Share
Are you ready for some Battlefield 3 news? Ready or not, we’re going to be giving it to you!
First up, it was recently spotted on Amazon and Barnes & Noble that a Battlefield 3 book was inbound this coming October, presumably to coincide with the game’s release on October 25. It’s worth noting that the authors of the said book are DICE producer Patrick Bach and Andy Mcnab. Andy Mcnab is a pseudonym of a renowned English novelist, former SAS operative and soldier.
The book is listed as 400 pages long by Amazon, could this be the game’s single-player campaign in book-form? Or a different tale altogether?
Second news we have for you today is about Battlefield 3′s purported open beta date. 1UP says that it will start on September 11. Does the site know something other sites don’t know about or is it speculation on their part?
I asked DICE community manager, Daniel “zh1nt0″ Matros about it and he stated that it’s speculation on 1UP’s end as they have not disclosed any beta date at this time.
Third thing we have for you is Alan Kertz’s profile on Origin – EA’s digital games service. Kertz, or more commonly know as Demize99 on Twitter, is Battlefield’s lead gameplay designer. You can see his Battlefield Veteran Status and whatnot.
Yeah, the language is in German, but you can figure a few details out for yourself. The people in Kertz’s friends list are actual DICE employees (or at least some of them are). KM Magnus is Karl-Magnus Troedsson, DICE studio General Manager.
In other, but related news, we’re aware and in possession of the leaked alpha trial Battlefield 3 pics. We’re not posting it as it is from our understanding under embargo for the moment. To be honest, it’s nothing much; just a 4 screenshots that show the defibrillator, a few scenery shots and one pic of the server browser list.
The game is supposed to be running on “high” settings, but is still in alpha, so we really can’t determine if the game will look better, or worse in the final build. It’s also been said that the necessary drivers are not working properly for some people in the alpha trial. Take that for what it’s worth.
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