DevelopmentBattlefield 2: Modern Combat is two games on one disc. The multiplayer game was made by DICE Stockholm whilst the single player was made by EAUK North West studios and designed at EAUK Chertsey. The game was then combined into the single players front end system. The change over can be seen when going into multiplayer in the form of a black screen with the word LOADING in the top left hand corner as the game changes renderer.
Electronic Arts logoBattlefield 2 Modern Combat was the first title to use the new EA logo in place of the obsolete EA Games logo.
IntroThe entire intro for the PS2 and Xbox versions were recorded using only 8 players (Barrie Tingle, Alan Dale, Mati Rehman, Richard Kansley, Barry Wallis, Dominic Pitcher, Colin Pratt, Johan Östman) and was not taken from a multiplayer game as it claims to be.
Due to re-recording of some scenes, it contains a few inconsistent scenes:
- When the MEC Engineer shoots at the DPV there is no vehicle when the rocket hits. This originally started as a sniper shooting the land mine seen in the previous scene. However Sniper shots didn't have the same dramatic impact as a rocket.
- The MEC Engineer on the tower changes to a US Sniper as he jumps off the tower.
Release delayAlthough first developed as a multiplayer-only game and slated for a Fall 2004 release, Electronic Arts delayed the game a full year to add a singleplayer mode in response to consumer feedback.
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