After riling its PC fanbase with the cancellation of Battlefield 1943 and Onslaught, DICE seem keen to swiftly make amends as today marks the first peek at Battlefield 3, the official successor to the highly influential PC hit Battlefield 2 from 2005.
Hit the jump for the first teaser trailer and newly revealed details.
The official Battlefield Blog reveals that a single player campaign will be included as in Bad Company 2 and the flagship multiplayer will support up to 64 players, for the PC version at least. In addition, Battlefield 3 will see the return of jets and prones which were curiously absent in the Bad Company series, along with an all new version of the revolutionary Frostbite engine.
Since Battlefield 3 will also be available on the consoles this time round, it will be interesting to see how the titular sequel will differentiate itself from the established Bad Company. More details of the game are expected during GDC on March 1st.
Expect Battlefield 3 to consume an astronomical amount of your life once more when it launches this Autumn. With the possibility of Modern Warfare 3 also coming out towards the end of this year, the battle for FPS supremacy between the closest rivals looks to become increasingly heated.