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Tuesday, November 2, 2004

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Battlefield 2 Q&A
7:49 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Gaming giants Electronic Arts have recently posted a quick Q&A session regarding Digital Illusions' upcoming online shooter, Battlefield 2.

In the Q&A, Digital Illusions' executive producer Scott Evans handles fan-submitted enquiries regarding the new game's customization features, physics engine support, and the game's new missile targeting system:

Mike Martin: Could you explain how the new missile targeting system works on jets and helicopters and does it have something to do with laser targeting?

Scott Evans: Battlefield 2 has both heat seeking missiles and laser designation devices. The Special Forces kit gets the laser designator in Battlefield 2, which allows this soldier to "paint" an enemy target with a laser beam. Once this is done, a pilot can fire laser guided missiles into the target. It's very much a teamwork activity. Many vehicles in Battlefield 2 fire heat seeking missiles which are basically fire and forget they home in on a heat source. Pilots can defeat these missiles by dropping flares, which create a heat signature that can spoof missiles into missing... until they run out of flares. :)

Battlefield 2, sequel to the highly-popular online fragger Battlefield 1942, brings the WWII title up-to-date with modern combat, weapons, and vehicles. While the PC version of the game is currently slated to be released in the first quarter of 2005, there hasn't been any official word from Mac game publishers Aspyr Media as to whether an OS X version of the game is in the works. Readers interested in the genre can head over to the IMG Store, where the Battlefield 1942: Deluxe Edition and the Secret Weapons Of WWII expansion pack are available for purchase.

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