The Battlefield series has always been about taking warfare beyond simple infantry gameplay. All of the footage we’ve seen so far, however, has been focused around that infantry gameplay.
We all knew that EA/DICE would be showing Battlefield 3 off at E3, but they took it one step further and showed us a part of the game we’d not yet seen…vehicular combat. In particular, tank combat. We got to see a gorgeous demo of some tanks rolling through a seemingly barren desert before engaging into a tank battle and then an all out assault on a town/bunker. It definitely conveyed the differences between Battlefield 3 and other shooter games as you could tell this action was taking place on a much more global scale. It’s not just about you the individual soldier, it’s about a nation and organizing and coordinating a team assault to complete your mission.
Check out the demo for yourself using the embedded link up above.