Rumor suggests that Battlefield 3 Remastered is in the works
A new rumor from a semi-reliable leaker claims that a Battlefield 3 remaster is in the works for next-gen consoles and PC.
YouTuber Daqarie—formerly known as AlmightyDaq—has released a video claiming that DICE is currently working on a Battlefield 3 remaster that will launch alongside the next Battlefield title, which is releasing sometime in 2021, similarly to how Activision released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
As far as what content Daqarie claims will be in the game, the Battlefield 3 remaster will allegedly include all of the original game’s DLC content. The game will also offer paid cosmetics. The YouTuber did not detail any additional changes that DICE might have made to the gameplay, UI, or art design (specifically, the sun glare).
Daqarie claims that prominent Battlefield YouTubers and members of the EA Gamechangers program have known about a Battlefield 3 remaster for a while now, specifically pointing to the amount of BF3 content that started popping up right around the time of Battlefield V‘s release in late 2018 and continued during BFV‘s life span.
So can we trust this leak? Sure—at least some of it. Daqarie has been right in the past, specifically when it came to Battlefield 1, which he leaked about a month before the game was announced. While almost all of the information included in that leak turned out to be accurate, there are some inconsistencies, such as the exclusion of that game’s marquee game mode, Operations. Daqarie also stated, in later 2017, that DICE Sweden was working on a World War II Battlefield game while DICE LA was working on Battlefield: Bad Company 3. Obviously, that World War II prediction was correct, but Bad Company 3 never surfaced, and DICE LA is now its own independent studio. Later, in an interview with Battlefield YouTuber TBAG, Daqarie gave a ton of details about what we now know was Battlefield V that turned out to simply be incorrect a year later, but that could be due to details changing throughout the course of the game’s development.
In other words, it’s entirely possible that this leak is accurate, but that doesn’t mean that all of the details have been worked out. The game’s release alongside Battlefield 2021, which is thought to be a return to a modern warfare setting, seems like it might undercut the new game’s impact. It would make much more sense for a Battlefield 3 remaster to come out before that game’s launch to build hype for the series after Battlefield V‘s sudden ending of live-service updates.
What also doesn’t make sense is that we know DICE is going all in on the next Battlefield game—so who is working on a Battlefield 3 remaster? Will another EA studio do most of the legwork? Is that DICE LA’s first solo project? Those kinds of details are unclear and create some doubt.
In the meantime, EA has released every Battlefield game since Battlefield 3 to Steam as of June 11th, which was probably supposed to be in tandem with its now-delayed EA Play event.