It has been a while since we last saw any new gameplay footage for the highly anticipated Battlefield 3, but we’re pleased to say that a new video has emerged online, showing gameplay from an alpha multiplayer test that is currently ongoing.
We’re not sure how this video has managed to creep online, especially since it’s over 7 minutes long and shows nothing but pure gameplay action. This particular video shows footage from the Operation Metro map, in which players can choose to take battle either on the ground in a huge park, or underground inside the rail station.
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Our first impressions of this video is simply wow. We knew Battlefield 3 was looking really impressive from a graphical point of view but this is the first time we’ve seen detailed mulitplayer footage running seamlessly. We’re not sure if this is the PC or console version, but the important thing to remember here is that this is just an alpha build of the game – imagine how crisp it is going to look once the final retail version hits stores this October.
During the video we see a bit of everything, rifle action, some stealthy knife kills and even some sniper gameplay as well, so it probably is the best gameplay video we’ve seen so far for Battlefield 3. The footage is available in 1080p and probably won’t be online for long unless EA DICE decide to release it, so check it out below while you still can.
Obviously, a lot of comparisons with Modern Warfare 3 have already been made with both titles, but based on the new gameplay footage, Battlefield 3 is easily going to be the best looking title out of the two in terms of graphics. As for gameplay, this will come down to personal opinion, but this video alone is probably going to earn EA a few more sales from those who were previously set on picking up Activision’s title.
Has Activision finally met a true competitor to the first person shooter title crown in Battlefield 3? Sales may dictate the overall battle between these two juggernaut titles, but if gamers had to pick between MW3 and BF3 in terms of which game is going to be more popular in a direct contest, we’re inclined to say Battlefield 3 may be the victor this time around, as it really looks ten times as better than Bad Company 2 in all aspects.
How impressed are you with how Battlefield 3 is shaping up based on this alpha video. Will you be picking up Battlefield 3 or is Modern Warfare 3 still the number one FPS in your eyes?