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First footage of Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls V released

By Matthew ยท 20 replies
Feb 24, 2011
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  1. This is shaping up to be one of the better years for PC gaming with around two dozen highly anticipated titles poised for release in the next 10 months. BioWare released a playable demo of Dragon Age II yesterday, a demo of Crysis 2 is due next Tuesday, and Bulletstorm hit retail shelves just this week (watch for our upcoming performance preview). Getting in on the action, DICE and Bethesda have released the first glimpses of their forthcoming titles, Battlefield 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 354   +40

    I'm so Psyched for BF3.
  3. bl4cksh4d0w

    bl4cksh4d0w TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I agree BF3 FTW!!
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Skyrim looks fantastic on my 24" monitor. Just waiting on Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge for my new build later this year.
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Between these two and Mass Effect, I have no idea what to do
  6. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Rookie Posts: 313

    I can see myself putting in 1K hrs. on BF3 over the course of a year. Skyrim should be amazing and hopefully a worthy successor to Oblivion.
  7. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    I want these games naow
  8. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I agree. Looks amassing.
  9. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 2,146   +1,223

    I hope ESV doesn't use the same engine as oblivion and fallout. after 5 years, it's time to change...
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    I believe Bethesda has said that the engine will be a new one. And that the scaling will be more like Fallout 3 as opposed to Oblivion's scaling which was one of the biggest complaints by gamers. I do believe Bethesda has listened.
  11. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    The new engine is "id tech 5".
  12. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    Oh wow... BF3 looks simply amazing. Just hope the product we get looks every bit as good as that trailer.
  13. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Ouch... my face just got punched.
  14. ruben1992

    ruben1992 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I think they are using a separate engine.
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    So I guess I have till November to upgrade. I'm playing Oblivion with a bunch of visual mods installed, looks really awesome, but the performance hit is huge. I can only imagine what Skyrim will do.
  16. Rongxin

    Rongxin TS Rookie

    No, it's a totally new in-house engine.
  17. veedubguy

    veedubguy TS Rookie Posts: 25

    They both look like they are going to be visually orgasmic!
  18. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    BF3 looks like it will **** excellence and piss awesomesauce.
  19. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    They both look amazing and I can't wait to play them come fall/winter. The music in Skyrim from Jeremy Soule is also incredible.

    Regarding the engine, Ruben & Rongxin are correct. According to Bethesda, "It's brand new... and it's spectacular!" which makes me want to touch it ;) .
  20. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,315   +258

    Speechless! I can't wait for BF3 it will be kickass! I wonder how MW3 will turn out as well :D
  21. Acespaces

    Acespaces TS Member Posts: 85   +12

    Looks like I have now been forced to upgrade my graphics...

    pffff BF3

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