With Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on the horizon and its multiplayer beta being put through the paces right now, and with rumors of the next Call of Duty (most likely Black Ops 2) to be officially announced soon, apparently DICE and EA figured this would be a good time to remind gamers that Battlefield 3 still has some goodies up its sleeve.
The trailer for the first of three DLC packs due this year was recently released, giving gamers a sense of the chaos and destruction that’s bound to come from the new maps of the “Close Quarters” pack. As the name implies and as the trailer demonstrates, this pack will consist of more constricted areas - hallways, courtyards and the like - making the combat fast and intense. The trailer also demonstrates the Frostbite 2 engine’s ability to render an impressive amount of destruction. The “Close Quarters” DLC hits consoles this June, and one week earlier on the PS3. Later this year DICE will release “Armored Kill” pack, which will focus on vehicles, and then toward the end of the year the “End Game” pack, which will focus on…well, we’re not entirely sure just yet, releases.
So sure, there’s some shiny new shooters coming out this year like Ghost Recon, a new Call of Duty annual installment, and that tiny little game known as Halo 4, but Battlefield 3 still has plenty of fun and destruction for players to enjoy, so don’t be so quick to trade in for one of those newer games. When that “Close Quarters” pack officially hits, I’m thinking we need to have a Playbox/The Guide game night; what do you think?