One of the main features that has always set the Battlefield franchise away from other first person shooters is the ability for players to jump into and navigate vehicles, such as tanks, choppers and jets during battle. Battlefield 3 is no exception and will again include this unique feature. EA has released a gameplay trailer that gives us a sneak peek at the feature in action.
Until now EA has not really given anything away when it comes to manning vehicles during the game despite developers DICE insisting the feature is a ‘core pillar’ in the franchise. During this video we get to see what it will be like driving tanks, SUVs, choppers and fighter jets and it looks like we are in for a lot of fun when the game finally launches.
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During the Call of Duty games, players are unable to man vehicles, the nearest they get to doing so is during the campaign when in control of turret guns on the back of SUVs or on choppers and during kill streaks in multiplayer mode. This is different from being able to be on feet during battle at one point then coming across a vehicle and being able to get in and start controlling it.
As The Daily Blam! explains vehicle control has been a ‘hallmark’ to the Battlefield franchise since it began in 2002. The graphics in previous games has arguably been a bit of a letdown in the past due to the diverse gameplay and features that they are packed with. This year’s game looks to be a huge step up from the others however largely down to DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine.
What do you think of the footage you have seen from this year’s game so far? Are you looking forward to being able to control vehicles during battle? Be sure to check out the latest gameplay trailer which we have embedded below.