According to Battlefield’s official blog, those bits are officially in for EA’s Battlefield 3. Yeah, I know MAG can support 256 players in their game, but there’s always something special about a Battlefield title that makes having 64 players on the field even more exciting.
Unfortunately, that’s only if you have a PC. Still, I remember when Battlefield 1942 on the PC had modded servers allowing for up to 64 players. The default was 32, but with a few tweaks – and enough horsepower – modders found ways around that limitation.
Even without 64 players on consoles, players on each platform (Xbox 360, PS3, and PCs) will still get jets and the ability to actually go prone which was something of a criticism with the previous Bad Company games when it was taken out. Sneaky players will finally get something new to crow about when they shoot the ankles out from beneath their enemies.
There’s no firm date yet aside from this Fall setting it up to be another painful pounding on everyone’s wallets all over again.