The BF3 hype machine is in full effect now. A little over two months out, DICE is claiming that BF3 is the “deepest” shooter they’ve ever developed, and promise unlocks that could take years to achieve. Now before you start to rant that you don’t want to have to invest insane amounts of time just to unlock competitive weapons, gadgets and attachments in the game, keep in mind that DICE isn’t simply referring to in-game hardware unlocks. They’re also talking about elusive service medals and pins too.
Battlefield players are among the most loyal out there. Our games are literally played for years by our hardcore fans, and we want to actively support that. There should always be something left to achieve in Battlefield 3.
However, they also address hardware unlocks too. That was one thing many felt was lacking in BC2 — you could unlock every weapon and gadget fairly quickly, diminishing any sense of game accomplishment thereafter. They’ve got that covered too:
Compared to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3 will have more than 10 times the hardware unlocks spread over weapons, weapons attachments, gadgets, and a huge unlock tree for vehicles alone.
So it sounds like you will have your fill of in-game items, awards and cheevos if that’s your thing. If that isn’t your thing…well, you’re pretty much going to hate most games that come out now anyway.
You can read the full blog post over on the official Battlefield Blog.