We had a chance to check out the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3 earlier this week. We also spent more time playing through the game’s Operation Metro multiplayer map. Here’s a quick run through of a single, segmented-map in the game’s multiplayer.
Operation Metro, we were told, was designed to look a bit like Paris. The map has four areas to move through in the Attack and Defend mode we played. In each area you need to arm charges and defend them until they go off to open the next area. Electronic Arts say they’re using this particular map to show off the game’s ability to deliver a wide spectrum of scale in its maps. The first area is a big open grassy quad. The next is an underground, dark subway system. Then you have a ticket counter station and finally you’re fighting in an inner city that’s already been torn apart by war.
There’s a lot to pick up in this video. You can catch a glimpse of the game’s different classes: Assault, Engineer, Support and Recon. This particular map only includes one vehicle, found early on in the game’s initial map. But as you can see, there’s plenty of shit going on here to make up for the lack of wheels. Pay special attention to the end of this video when a piece of a building’s facade collapses and kills a player.
Death by building!
Make sure to check out the leaked Alpha gameplay from BF3 that hit last night too.