This is just a quick update for all you Medal of Honor / Battlefield fans out there. August 16th is your last chance to get access the Battlefield 4 beta when you pre-order a copy of Medal of Honor Warfighter.
The Battlefield 4 Beta currently has no opening date set, in fact it’s likely the game itself is still in the early alpha-stages, which would explain the lack of videos or screenshots surrounding the title.
Medal of Honor Warfighter is coming out October 23, 2012, so you’ll have plenty of time to pre-order that one. Again, August 16th is the last day to get a pre-order of Medal of Honor: Warfighter with exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 Beta (whenever that one is coming out).[frame_center src=”http://userhaven.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mohw1-e1343944858414.jpg” alt=”medal of honor warfighter” href=”http://userhaven.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mohw1-e1343944858414.jpg”] image has been photoshopped, see original
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The new Medal of Honor continues it’s 13 year long commitment to authenticity and features Tier 1 Operators from several different nations, like the US, AUS, Germany…etc. Dice also partnered with actual military weapons manufactures to make sure even the weapons in the game are based on actual weapons used by the military. So…expect realism at every turn.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter is made with the new, Frostbite 2 engine. The Frostbite 2 engine has advanced motion capture technology to deliver heightened realism in terms of player movement…at least that’s the idea. My only comment to that is… it’s like the difference between pretty gadgets and PIXAR. PIXAR, hand animates all their characters and, well… has anyone every said it didn’t look real? On the other hand, while motion capture technology has come a long way, you’re still relying on a machine to figure it out (but make no mistake, they’ll get there eventually).
The Frostbite 2 engine also features HDR, High Dynamic Range, audio, which is pretty cool. For those who don’t know what to make of that, basically, it’s a way of mixing and prioritizing various sounds. In the case of HDR Lighting, you have tone mapping, which increases the lights and decreases the dark areas, well… take that concept and apply it to sound.
Anders Clerwall of EA / DICE talked about the HDR audio features of the Frostbite 2 engine in a slideshow presentation at GDC ’09, which you can look at, here.
Last but not least, Frostbite 2 adds an extra element of fun buy increased environmental reactions to destructive processes on a micro-level. What does that jargon mean? Basically if you run into a room and go all Rambo all over the place, the doors will shatter and the walls will splinter from the bullets. Now… is this normal mapping or switching between different low-poly models? Note sure, but it’s cool either way.
Once again, August 16th is the last day to Pre-order Medal of Honor Warfighter with exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 Beta, after that, you’ll have to beg your friend who was smart enough not to wait until the last minute.