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Battlefield 3 details leaked?

Third 'near-future' big battle game listed for release next year...

The first details on Battlefield 3, the third "proper" instalment in EA's multiplayer big battle series, seem to have leaked onto the net via a fan site.

The details are based around a "leaked" PDF file supposedly intended for EA investors, which indicates that the next game will be officially announced in January 2008 for a release later that year.

According to the document, the third game returns to the near-future setting of Battlefield 2 and runs on a modified Bad Company engine, called Frostbite DX - the 'DX' supposedly referring to DirectX 10.

Eight maps and support for up to 40-players per team (40v40!) is touted, along with five familiar classes; Sniper, Assault, Engineer, Medic and Support. There's even talk of an MMO-style "soldier" system which lets you create and cusomise your own avatar.

A beta test is listed for next Summer, though EA's still sitting firmly on the "no comment" bandwagon. We'll keep you posted on any more evidence that might crop up.

[Source:DigitalBattle]

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