Battlefield 3 Trailer & FPS Simulator

Some multiplayer gameplay footage:

An INSANE $650,000 simulator built to play the game:

A four by nine meter video dome surrounds the player as they stand on an omni-directional treadmill that lets you walk wherever you want to go. Ten infra-red motion tracking cameras and a sensor on your gun enables the picture to follow where you point it and a Kinect hack controls your jumping and crouching. The fun doesn’t stop there — 12 paintball markers mean that every time you get shot in the game, you’ll feel it. 

Nuts… lots more pictures and info over at Engadget.

You can order Battlefield 3 (Oct. 25th Release) – HERE

FPS simulators still have a long way to go, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.   Thoughts?

Hat tip: Branko and dmohle

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Poppy October 22, 2011 at 02:25 am

Oh, you silly Brits, building super-expensive simulators in the hopes of feeling what it’s like to fire a real gun.

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ExurbanKevin October 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Hah, that was my first thought, too.

If only there were some kind of sport out there that allows Her Majesty’s subjects to shoot assault rifles, combat shotguns and defensive sidearms against a variety of targets in a stress-filled, competitive and above all, safe environment.

If only…

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Sjkimber October 23, 2011 at 06:32 pm

Brits? The simulator is made in Sweden.

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Poppy October 23, 2011 at 06:41 pm

Don’t care. I’ll take any excuse to bash the British.

CHESAPEAKE BAY. NEVER FORGET!

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Damian Castillo October 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm

As a hard core gamer, I don’t care who built it. If I could visit a facility and pay to play on this simulator, that would be awesome.

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bikeman October 22, 2011 at 07:50 am

I WANT

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Danni October 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

I’ll take six.

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Michael B October 22, 2011 at 01:38 pm

The paintball guns are kinda overkill.

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ozwald October 22, 2011 at 03:43 pm

nah, load ’em with marbles for extra fun.

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Rocketplumber October 23, 2011 at 03:14 pm

Cherry bombs, to make sure the “player” gets the maximum PTSD possible.

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Sjkimber October 23, 2011 at 06:34 pm

I’m more surprised with their singleplayer trailer.
Screw MW3 singleplayer I’m saving my extra $50

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Ed October 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I like how the commercials show all this awesome combat and fast action. The real game plays much more like this.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/10/exclusive-leaked-chapters-from-the-battlefield-3-novel-explore-horrors-of-war.ars

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