Battlefield 2142 Announced
Digital Illusions and EA have officially announced the development of Battlefield 2142, the next in the venerable FPS series.
The year is 2142, and the dawn of a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The math is simple and brutal: The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth’s population. Some will live, most will die. In Battlefield 2142, players will choose to fight for one of two military superpowers in an epic battle for survival, the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition. Armed with a devastating arsenal of hi-tech assault rifles, cloaking devices and sentry guns, players will also do battle using some of the most imposing vehicles known to man. Massive battle Mechs wage fierce combat on the ground, while futuristic aircraft rule the skies. When facing one of these new behemoths, players will need to use their wits and an arsenal of new countermeasures like EMP grenades to level the playing field.
The game is scheduled for release this Winter for the PC. It will feature team play, allowing up to 64 players take part in the action as a formal squad, or work behind the scenes in Commander Mode to direct the strategic assaults of their teammates.
Attached in this post are the first four screenshots showing off the action. A movie is also available and can be downloaded from 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown, FileFront, GameTrailers and Worthplaying.