Battlefield 3 multiplayer maps smaller on console

CQC also shown off at US expo

New Battlefield 3 details have emerged out of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.

The bad news (or good, depending on your point of view) for console gamers is that the scaling down of Battlefield 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 includes smaller multiplayer maps to better fit the restricted 24 player head-count compared to PC's 64 player space.


The skies remain unrestricted, however, as players in planes are free to fly around full maps without the out of bounds zones.

Also detailed was the CQC melee system which, rather than being based on one fatal move like most FPS games, incorporates quick-fire button prompts allowing players to choose between right and left punches, counter punches and throws.

If you want to see a bit of Battlefield 3 gameplay in action, head over to the footage released earlier this month and take some time to look over the stunning grabs we snatched for your perusal.