(Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
I have a feeling Battlefield 3 will do better critically (and impress us) and Modern Warfare 3 will break its own records for sales.
I, also, have the same feeling. It has significantly better gameplay, it was popular with Bad Company 2 and the way it was set out really made a huge difference.
Saying that, I think Modern Warfare 3 will nicely tie up what has worked and let go of what hasn't based on the experience and feedback from the other two and maybe Black Ops, also.
Not that I think it will make that much of a difference, but Modern Warfare, Black Ops, World at War, all had good points that I think they'll throw into the blender together. Sure, they aren't the same Developers, but they will still use each other's good sides.
However, I do still retain the hope and fairly strong view that Battlefield will outsell, outperform and heavily impress gamers who enjoy the First Person Shooter genre. Its multiplayer has always been popular, and I see no reason for that to change.
You also asked about footage; if you scan through E3's event, there was a 16 vs 16 game in "Metro" that they demonstrated. It looked fantastic! It was a Rush (or something similar which is new, (?)) game mode, started off outside then went into the tunnels and finally to the metro itself.
Again, it looked fab! And that was a smaller, interior-based map. Nothing yet shown on the large outside maps with jets, helicopters, tanks, etc. Which is peculiar, seen as the whole new massive map mash-ups was a strong idea they're riding on.
Check back through the E3 event, its on there somewhere.