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Battlefield 3 to invade your social life with Battlelog trailer

One of the things that kept us going back to Need For Speed: Most Wanted was the innovative Autolog, which found a unique way to turn the racing game into a social experience. DICE's upcoming Battlefield 3 will have a similar feature, and if the trailer above is to be believed, it's going to take the concept even further. It's called Battlelog (get it?), and according to Executive Producer Patrick Bach, it's the "deepest persistence in the franchise's history."

Battlelog lets you track everything you do from the game, the web, and from mobile devices. But beyond checking your own stats, you can also follow your friends' is if it was a Twitter feed, commenting on their progress and chatting about games in real time. You'll also be able to receive notifications when your friends pass your scores or gain weapons, giving you even more incentive to play with your buddies. On that same note, you can create squads with friends, tracking stats together and competing against others. DICE says that this feature is great for casual gamers and hardcore players alike, as it will allow stat comparisons on a smaller level for those who aren't looking to take on anyone on the global leaderboard.

As if you needed more reasons to get excited for Battlefield 3.

Sep 30, 2011

5 comments

  • firas333 - September 30, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    Battlelog is fine, the fact that it is the only way of playing game absolutely not fine >.< Not only do you need to download origin, install plugin for browser and login to battlelog, you have to use the cumbersome "browser server list" to join. Hopefully they will drop this after BETA or they will most likely fail at keeping people playing it.
  • lilspooky - September 30, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    I have been playing the PC beta, I'm not a fan of battle log. It breaks the immersion of the game, I don't want to alt-tab or quit just to change servers. Just seeing your desktop instantly takes you out of "game mode", in my mind. I'm having crashing issues with the beta so its extra frustrating for me at the moment.
  • Burdmayn - September 30, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    I'm loving the aspect of being able to track stats on my phone, but I HATE the battlelog on PC. It feels so... wrong. It's like I'm playing instanced versions of the game instead of having the whole package at once. I'm still buying it for PC, but they could have done a better job with the interface
  • oneshotfinch - September 30, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    Battlelog Elite
  • Dehumanization - September 30, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    Too bad it really is a web browser that needs to stay on when you start up BF3. All it is, is a fancy DRM, and a "me too!" with COD, heck the beta plays like COD. Should call the game Call of the Battlefields.

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