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DICE: Battlefield 3's rivals are 'treading water'

Studio says it's "here to win"

DICE has warned its rivals in the military shooter space that it's "here to win" with Battlefield 3 - and accused some of its competitors of "treading water".

The studio sent out a gameplay trailer of the game this afternoon, which has already set the internet ablaze with positive comments.


It also confirmed plans for pre-order incentives and a Limited Edition of BF3, which is set to release for 360, PS3 and PC in the autumn.

"We are gearing up for a fight and we're here to win," said Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager, DICE.

"Where other shooters are treading water Battlefield 3 innovates. Frostbite 2 is a game-changer for shooter fans. We call it a next-generation engine for current-generation platforms."

Executive producer Patrick Bach added: "We wanted to create the most immersive and emotionally powerful Battlefield game ever and we needed new technology to deliver on our vision.

"Battlefield 3 preserves the franchise's signature sandbox style and even brings back classic fan favourites like jets, going prone and 64-player multiplayer on PC."

We've just grabbed 38 hot screenshots from the stunning BF3 gameplay trailer. Check out the images through here.