News: EA's popular Battlefield series gets a modern update and a PS2 release date.
Battlefield 1942 and its mods have taken the PC gaming community by storm, so after?months of rumblings of an Xbox or PS2 offering of the title, EA comes up with an entirely new title. Battlefield: Modern Combat will drop players into a fictional World War III between the United States, China and the "Middle East Coalition". The game is being readied for a Fall 2004 and EA has a few things to say about it:
"The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts with up to 24 players in some of the largest online battles on the PlayStation 2 console. Voiceover communication is also supported via USB headset. Players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, the Chinese, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition.
Developed by Sweden-based Digital Illusions, Battlefield: Modern Combat features large and detailed environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the globe's most notorious hot spots, allowing players to engage in multiplayer battles that could be ripped straight from tomorrow's headlines. Battlefield: Modern Combat also includes over 70 state-of-the-art modern weapons and advanced weapon systems, including heat-seeking missiles and laser designated bombs. Additionally, with in-game success, players increase their rank and garner promotions in a persistent online world."
We'll have more as it develops.