The available map will be situated in Paris, during the Metro operation. Gamers will be able to explore a park, some areas from the Paris suburbs as well as a subway station destroyed after a bombing.
The open beta version will be available for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Most likely servers will remain online until the release of the game which will happen on October 28.
With this announcement the developers also announced the Battlefield system requirements. Unfortunately, it was confirmed that Battlefield 3 will not be able to be played by gamers running the Windows XP operating system.
Battlefield 3 Minimum System Requirements:
WINDOWS VISTA (SERVICE PACK 2) 32-BIT
2 GHZ DUAL CORE (CORE 2 DUO 2.4 GHZ OR ALTHON X2 2.7 GHZ)
2 GB RAM
Video: (AMD): DIRECTX 10.1 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 SERIES, WITH ATI RADEON 3870 OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
GRAPHICS CARD (NVIDIA): DIRECTX 10.0 COMPATIBLE WITH 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 SERIES WITH NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER PERFORMANCE)
DIRECTX COMPATIBLE SOUND CARD