If you are a Battlefield 3 player, there is a lot of great content to look forward to, with the next expansion pack being Armored Kill followed by the mystery Aftermath and End Game DLC packs. DICE are staying silent on what the final packs will contain, but there has been prolonged speculation that it may have something to do with a dinosaur survival mode.
The very mention of Battlefield 3 and dinosaurs shouldn’t be too alien to you, as if you have played Wake Island to death you may have already discovered that DICE has planted several toy dinosaurs in the map. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can watch the video below which shows this exactly.
Although talk of a secret dinosaur mode has been evident since Battlefield 3 first launched last year, interest in this mode has considerably picked up after the Battlefield Twitter account officially acknowledged a user question relating to dinosaurs. The reply from DICE to the user asked whether the dinosaur mode should be dinosaurs vs humans and immediately received countless retweets from fans who were excited to see DICE acknowledge this finally.
But there’s even more. DICE’s community manager replied to a follow up thread on Reddit, by saying that if fans wanted to get their points across to EA regarding a dinosaur mode – they should try to get #BF3Dinos trending on Twitter. We’re not sure if it did end up trending at one point, but doing a search for BF3Dinos certainly brings up a lot of feedback from BF3 owners who obviously want to see this become a reality.
Is it already in development though we ask, and this is just the first step in DICE’s marketing campaign to build up anticipation? We’ve read some pretty amazing clues online and it does seem to suggest that dinosaurs are coming to the game in some capacity. It was originally thought that ‘End Game’ would end up being the expansion that features dinosaurs, but now due to the unveiling of a fifth expansion pack, it is most likely to be Aftermath now.
Firstly, take a look at the official cover art for Aftermath which DICE has released. We see what appears to be a man running in the rain with a flare in his hand. There’s also possibly a car in the background and the man could be wearing a pair of goggles as well. Does this sound familiar to you?
You may not be aware of this, but a scene in the famous Jurassic Park movie shows Jeff Goldblum’s character in a very similar scenario. During the T-Rex scene shown at 1m37s below, he is seen running away from the T-Rex with a flare in his hand – there’s also a car in the background and it’s also raining.
This still may be a coincidence to some of you, but there are still a few other pieces of evidence. There’s also a dinosaur reference on Gulf of Oman which you may not have spotted yet, while BF3 gameplay designer Alan Kertz even teased fans with this picture showing two lego figures – one in a dinosaur suit and another with a gun who is wearing goggles.
All these hints are too blatent to just be a coincidence in our opinion. The flare cover art inspired by Jurassic Park seems like a dead giveaway and in the build up to Aftermath releasing, it will probably be a big surprise if we don’t see dinosaurs included.
What do you make of all these clues? Could we possibly be seeing a survival type mode, where you can jump on vehicles to escape from the charging dinosaurs? It sounds really epic and we just hope that it comes true. Don’t forget that Aftermath is due out before the end of the year. Let us know if you have any input to these theories. Presuming that dinosaurs are coming to BF3 – how would DICE be able to make it work?