It’s a wrap! GamesCom 2012 is over — see you next year

72-year old Battlefield player Heiner made our Facebook page explode with likes.

A whole week of gaming extravaganza at GamesCom in Cologne has come to an end. At its tenth anniversary, there is no denying that what started as a fairly German-centric event has transformed into the biggest European playground where media and fans alike share their passion for games.

For us at DICE, there is nothing finer than going to these shows and letting people literally get their hands on our games. Last year, we were humbled by the great surge of people lining up for their first hands-on with Battlefield 3. 10 months into Battlefield 3′s life, we continue to be amazed at our loyal fans and extremely active and engaged players.

Attending shows like these is also a wonderful opportunity for us to meet our fans and get to know them a little bit better — whether that’s Internet phenomenon “mrsyndicate”, one-handed Battlefield player “InhumaX” or the world’s most veteran Battlefield player (and possibly the oldest man attending GamesCom). You are the lifeblood of this industry. Without fans who share our passion to come out to a show like this, shake our hands, play our game and tell us what you think of it, there would be no Battlefield.

To all of you we met this year at GamesCom, and to all of you we didn’t have a chance to personally meet and greet — thank you!

/The DICE team

You can find all of our GamesCom 2012 related blog posts by clicking this link.

Did you miss video show Pwned’s coverage from GamesCom, after the EA press conference, and their interview with Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus or with Community Manager Daniel Matros?

Did you see all of our behind the scenes photos straight from GamesCom at our new Instagram feed?

Did you check out all of our in-game screenshots from Armored Kill in the new album on our Facebook page?

And finally, did you catch our new gameplay trailer featuring new footage from Armored Kill and a first glimpse of Aftermath? Watch it for the first time or anew below.

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  • {SA}StayAlive 08.29.12 at 22:47

    Actually you won’t see me next year, or any other year…you succeeded tapping into the COD fan base but lost many of the BF players in the process. So long suckers!

  • XSilver_VegasX 08.24.12 at 17:41

    Sweet……… I can’t wait!……..bf3 ….. Best multiplayer game I ever play on my life!….

  • leo_ifrah 08.24.12 at 14:59

    Battlefield 3 premium edition is the actual battlefield 3 game….sigh I bought only a slice for the same price.

  • __BLiTZD34TH__ 08.23.12 at 22:03

    So that 72-year old stood in line for approx 1.5h?

    I was thrilled i would be able to play armored kill on gamescon sadly i didn’t because of huge waiting lines and the fact i couldn’t even catch a glimpse of gameplay

    In my book: if you develop a game and bring it to a so called “games convention” show it to people instead of making it a “let’s play the waiting game” fest. Fuck logic right…people being able to play a game and actually seeing what they will be playing while they’re waiting in line for it.

  • bugbug663 08.23.12 at 18:59

    Hope to see more exciting beachhead map ! Filling it!

  • paul_uk-77 08.23.12 at 17:58

    wow 72 still gaming epic

  • fivebythree 08.23.12 at 16:27

    I thought I was too old to be playing videogames… 4LIFE!!

  • UnderToker 08.21.12 at 22:12

    Waypoints system needs to be reintroduced as used by squad leaders in bf2

    It’s a massive hole in the game, those that used it will concur

  • Bermbom 08.20.12 at 10:59

    Will Armored Kill have the same huge unbalance that Battlefield 3 has? It will be airrape 24/7 for the tanks.

  • isaiah99b 08.20.12 at 01:22

    does armored kill come out 9/11/12

  • KasspeR_UA 08.20.12 at 00:41

    When you’ll realese august bonus content drop? And what it will be& ;)

  • SOLIDSNAKE1217 08.20.12 at 00:27

    That 72yr old guy is a boss in his own way

  • tater2sacks 08.19.12 at 23:48

    Looked a lot of fun

  • ELY0UY0U 08.19.12 at 23:10

    We want MOD TOOLS!

    • ninjaboom 08.20.12 at 10:33

      haha and Battlrecorder

      • leo_ifrah 08.24.12 at 15:01

        I wish I had dat too I mean halo have forge aswell as the played back recorder and yet they’re all in 360! Seriously EA/ DICE wtf ru thinking!

  • Gangsta_War96 08.19.12 at 23:06

    First :D