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'Battlefield 1942' now a free download

In celebration of the Battlefield series's 10-year anniversary, first game Battlefield 1942 is being given away as a free download.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Nov 07 2012, 12:31 IST
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In celebration of the Battlefield series's 10-year anniversary, first game Battlefield 1942 is being given away as a free download.



Its studio, the Stockholm-based DICE, has actually been around for a decade longer, starting off with pinball games for the Amiga before delving into motor racing titles.

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Then, in 2002, Battlefield 1942 put it on the map at a time when the World War II military-themed shooter was an exciting, fresh new genre: Medal of Honor was limited to the PlayStation console, and the first Call of Duty was a year away from retail.

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But where core entries to the Battlefield line were once far apart, surrounded by more experimental releases in the series, DICE is understood to be following 2011's Battlefield 3 with a Battlefield 4 for late 2013, allowing publisher Electronic Arts to switch between Battlefield and Medal of Honor titles in competing with Activision's annual Call of Duty franchise.

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First Published Date: 07 Nov, 12:29 IST
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