Hopefully later this year we'll be getting our hands on the next Battlefield installment, Battlefield 3. This CoD crushing FPS promises to deliver state-of-the-art graphics and top level gameplay. It's the direct sequel to one of my favorite games of all time.
While I don't get real excited for graphics, (I go for gameplay and performance so my settings are usually pretty low) I expect it to be similar to Modern Warfare 2 in terms of atmosphere and effects. The combat looks amazing. Infantry warfare is definitely fun in a first person shooter but nothing beats the huge maps, large teams, and vehicle combat. Team play is way more emphasized in such large scale battles as opposed to just running in solo and potentially winning the game because you have amazing twitch like in CoD. One of my favorite things about BF3 is that they are bringing back a bunch of the old maps, most notably Karkand.
Most fps nowadays incorporate the older, popular maps, but Battlefield 2 had some of the best maps ever made. Battlefield 3 is definitely my most anticipated game of 2011. If you're not sold watch the gameplay trailer or any of the other trailers, the theme song alone pumps me up.