Battlefield: Bad Company deploying June 23

EA and DICE's highly destructible modern-warfare shooter arriving this summer for the X360 and PS3.

Last week, a guerrilla faction of gamers successfully challenged publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts over the inclusion of for-purchase downloadable weapons in EA DICE's Battlefield: Bad Company. Having decided to take a different tack, EA told GameSpot that all weapons will now be included in the game's purchase price, but standard-edition buyers will need to unlock them by playing the game.

With the volatile situation resolved, EA today made a far less controversial announcement when it officially confirmed that Battlefield: Bad Company will ship out June 23 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Bad Company will face unseasonably heavy resistance when it hits the streets, with Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4, Atari's Alone in the Dark, Sierra's Bourne Conspiracy, and Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden II, among others, all confirmed for June releases.

As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, Battlefield: Bad Company aims to bring DICE's signature brand of large-scale multiplayer battlefields to consoles. Multiplayer combat accommodates 24 players across a variety of modes and play settings, and DICE promises that up to 90 percent of the objects within the game's world can be destroyed. Bad Company also packs a full single-player campaign, in which gamers will grapple with their responsibilities as a soldier and their desire for lots and lots of cash a la David O. Russell's Three Kings.

The Battlefield: Bad Company standard edition will retail for $59.99, whereas the controversy-laden Gold Edition will clock in at $10 more. In addition to immediate access to five special weapons, collector's-edition purchasers will receive a behind-the-scenes featurette as well as strategy videos for the game.

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50 comments
CubsTwinsFan
CubsTwinsFan

I played the demo and could not believe the intensity of the artillery strike, the graphics are amazing, and the environment is completely destructible even the trees! The sounds and explosions are realistic and the CPU reactions to gun shots are real. The multiplayer is a better version of Battlefield 2 and the environmenttis exactly like campaign. This game will pave the way for all video games down the stretch.

Thomas-Gibson
Thomas-Gibson

Dude theres no cheating on xbox live man i get so tired guys who get killed over and over start claiming that somone else is cheating dude shut up some people are just savants

jaux
jaux

Does PC tell benefit wonderfully? I looked at her video very beautifully.

Avals
Avals

Hey man..how big could a map in COD4 be? And P90 use 5.9x19mm bullet which could really shoot at max range 300m..and personally I don't think there are many chances to encounter in COD 4 with over 300m..P90 is accurate and burst-fast in reality too..so of course you get ass kicked often by P90..

hawaiisniper808
hawaiisniper808

I want to know How on call of Duty 4? How can you Shoot someone so far away with P90?hmmmm?I got shot a lot on P90 and even shotguns which i got shot at far away also.. I should hope that battlefield game should not have any cheaters..xboxlive should Encounter those who cheats..i guess the game players just wanted to enjoy cheating and be on the board to make them look good..hahaha so do i but I don't care what rank i'm at.. Just want to enjoy the game!!! is all about fun not cheaters..Well i sure hope to see xboxlive do something about those who cheats.track those people who cheats..!!!

hawaiisniper808
hawaiisniper808

i play call of duty 4 a lot and I agree so many camping gamers.thats when they start to snipe and kill you instantly.What i don't understand is how they snipe your butts and kill others in few seconds using same sniping Techniques?but i don't know if Bad Company will blow away call of Duty 4.The Graphics and gameplay is awesome.We'll just have to wait and see.oh yeah i'd never cheated in the game like Snipe glitch,Map glitch and One shot kill with M16 carbine..takes me few shots to kill someone..besides cheaters should be banned ..Or should i say Hackers should be banned from xboxlive..No competition at all..!!!

cdodder
cdodder

Awesome, this game will rock, and good thing the guns are free now!? Who the hell was gonna pay for weapons,haha. Companies are getting ridiculously stupid with trying to make money. They need to focus on QUALLITY GAMES and forget about nickel and diming. If the game is good, money will come. Figures it would be EA to try and sell weapons,haha. Fools

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

This one looks ok, with its Frostbite engine and all, but I'm finding it hard to play other shooters now with COD4 setting the bar so high.I bought R6V2 and played it online a few times but I guess COD4 has got me spoiled.

Se5_Soldier
Se5_Soldier

this is jus a quick bf till they make the main pc one...:D

bamfer3
bamfer3

yes!! 2 days before my birthday but it seems like it will not be as good as COD4 (multiplayerwise) still be getting it though

plightstar
plightstar

BF with only 24 players worries me a bit, sp looks good but COD4 and BF2 still seem to offer better MP.

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

i seems to follow the same gamplay as last ones;but if it has a perfect single-player story and campaign,it will sell so much;

zheim2003
zheim2003

I agree, COD4 tops all. I want to get GTA4 but with the new map pack, I am going to have to wait.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

I think I'll pass. This game looks like an MP version of Black and that's it.

ddashboy242
ddashboy242

I think I might pass on this cause Im picking up MGS4 & Alone in the Dark in June, and by the time im thru with those I might cop Bourne then SOCOM in September which we all know is going to be better than BFBC

VirtuaCast
VirtuaCast

Cod4 multiplayer is lame way too mach camping, if you lost a match it's because you didn't camp well enough. Battlefield is a better multiplayer game if you ask me. I hope the new game has conquest though.

SweetMusic
SweetMusic

This game DOESN'T have CONQUEST, CTF, or CLANS yet!

Dungeoncrawler1
Dungeoncrawler1

I'm in the beta and it's not that impressive. I've played it like 5 times total. However, these tend to not be my 'bag of tea' and will succumb to this fact and reinforce that some might like it allot. In the end, just my opinion.

epking
epking

i like cod4 multiplayer a lot, but i'm definately looking foward to this Battlefield game. the thing that sets BF apart is the extraordinary amount of teamwork, and they synergy of working together with individual squads. Do not underestimate the squad mechanic....it's awesome. Imagine COD4 except with vehicles, and instead of every man for himself, it's much easier to break down a 16 player side with 3 or 4 cohesive squads. So if you see someone on your team who is a "team player" invite them in your squad and tear it up. Also, the squad leader mechanic is really rewarding too..and it feels good to execute superb squad tactics amidst the bigger battle. It's also great how you spawn off your team leader instead of random....this too adds some welcome team strategy to the battles./

Proust
Proust

June? LOL ... June belongs to MGS

ocdog45
ocdog45

june. around MGS time. hmmm. maybe ill play it. proably still be playing gta anyway

petee677
petee677

It's funny to watch people's reactions to this game. It seems that those who are super excited about it are those who have NOT participated in the beta. Most who have are unimpressed, to say the least.

daigre7
daigre7

I probably won't be playing this until early August because of MGS4. Looks like it will be one of the better online FPSs this year though.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sweet, been hearing some good things about this game

Ryuketsu2043
Ryuketsu2043

this and metal gear are my babies for june

jimllama
jimllama

I don't get what the big deal is with the weapons, I'm playing the beta and all of the weapons feel exactly the same... bland and uninteresting.

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

I would had liked to see a demo of this game to try it out before I buy.......

09231991
09231991

Man I can't wait, this game is gonna rock!

Colsworl
Colsworl

What I want to know is how many of these games will actually make a June release? Remember last year? Well I hope I'm wrong because I really want to check these out but I won't hold my breath.

Slayer420
Slayer420

I was really really excited for this game until I finally picked up COD4 a few weeks ago. Now I am not so sure when I will be picking this up. When I watch the videos you can download on XBL, I get a huge smile from the destruction and sounds.. But then COD4 is so perfectly executed in multiplayer that I can't imagine wanting to replace it anytime soon.

dmish82
dmish82

I wonder if EA will make you pay to proceed past the Start Menu.

OCTAVIATOR
OCTAVIATOR

I like shooters, but, the beta really sucked. Good destructible environments but very unrealistic bullet damage.

lostro98
lostro98

CoD 4 is the only kind of Shooter i play i refuse to play Halo 3 and i refuse to buy any EA products. ill put my hard earned $$ toward Ninja Gaiden II instead of this crap shoot

Christen123619
Christen123619

I think I'm gonna pass on this one and get Ninja Gaiden II instead.

SyrusKahn
SyrusKahn

Im buying this game, and im buyn the standard edition because its pointless to pay 10 bucks for guns you can unlock anyways, and also im buyn the LE of MGS4:GOTP.... this is goin to be the best June EVER!!!!

xXHackettXx
xXHackettXx

After playing the Beta, i'll give this game a pass.

Wezker619
Wezker619

No Conquest so the game is really lame.

RedDaemon
RedDaemon

uh cheames... you can unlock all the guns by playing the game... but to get them all unlocked at start you can pay 10$ more.

cheames748
cheames748

funny how none of you would pay to download guns, but will pay an extra $10 do get them included on the disc. real funny...

Fire_of_Contee
Fire_of_Contee

The 23rd. Sounds good for me. There won't be much of a summer void this year.

Zion82
Zion82

Gold edition in uk?

PhillyTilly2005
PhillyTilly2005

I'm thinking about getting the gold edition but I'm not to sure I want to.

PhillyTilly2005
PhillyTilly2005

I'm thinking about getting the gold edition but I'm not to sure I want to.

Thomasdeleo
Thomasdeleo

I'm goin for the Gold edition on this one.