Yesterday we got a look at the official full-length launch trailer for Battlefield 3, and now EA has released the trailer we’ll see on TV for the game’s launch. The trailer cuts back and forth between live action battle scenes and actual footage from Battlefield 3. The point is obviously to drive home how realistic the game looks compared to real life action, and trailer ends with the question, “Is it real, or is it Battlefield 3.”
The in-game footage appears to be from the PC and the editing does indeed make you think about what’s real and what’s not. That’s likely why it was tailored for a TV audience, but I doubt most gamers are going to be fooled. While it does it’s job, the tv spot comes nowhere close to matching the cinematic and artistic beauty seen in the full-length launch trailer.