DICE have released a new gameplay teaser for upcoming shooter Battlefield 3, which teases a massive night operation in an urban battlefield. Writing on their blog, DICE talks about setting the tone for Battlefield 3's single player campaign.
"Tone is vibe. It's style. It's a feeling. It's why The Dark Knight is awesome and the 60s Batman is not, the difference between Saving Private Ryan and Hogan's Heroes. It's one of those things which, if you do it right, affects everything. More than anything else in Battlefield 3's single player story, this is where we set out to do something different.
"Battlefield 3 goes much closer to contemporary reality and current events than previous games in the series. We're depicting a war and everything that suggests. We have tried to get closer to the slang of the modern warrior. We are mixing tension-building passages with the chaos of suddenly erupting firefights. We've sought to keep the game feeling as plausible as possible, because the moment the audience stops believing it could happen, then you're just like every other shooter.
"We're making a different game than we've ever made before. It's scary. It's bigger in scale and bigger in drama. The tone hits closer to home, is tougher and more raw than we've ever done before. But the values, I think, caring about the people next to you, the people you meet, the people you play. That's a constant for us."
Source: Battlefield Blog