We've seen a good chunk of Battlefield 3's single-player campaign—at least 12 minutes' worth of it—but what about multiplayer? Isn't that why people play Battlefield games? Well, good thing E3 2011's right around the corner.

That's where developer DICE says we'll see at least one multiplayer map, "Operation MĂ©tro," which they say combines "intense close-quarter combat" with "the biggest and most spectacular maps that we have built."

"Gamers will experience a physical battlefield and be able to temporarily disable vehicles, go prone, mount weapons, lay down suppressive fire and more," hypes Karl Magnus Troedsson, general manager of DICE. That's the good news. The sort of not good news is that DICE will be holding back a few things, like the game's co-op campaign, Team Death Match mode and the Battlefield 3 Battlelog.

That's DICE's web destination that features "powerful social tools, feeds and detailed player stats." "Battlelog also lets you manage your friends lists, squad up, create platoons, use voice chat and follow your friends' progress in real-time, and more," Troedsson writes. In what sounds like a little dig at Activision's Call of Duty: Elite premium player service, Troedsson boasts that Battlelog will be subscription-free.


We'll be checking out Battlefield 3 at E3 2011 soon, so stay tuned for more.

BF3 goes to E3! [Battlefield Blog]