At the EA press conference, Battlefield 3 brought the big guns. not only was there an intense tank mission, but people at EA and DICE announced a few details for Battlefield 3. First off is the multi-platform open beta coming September.
The next detail is the Battlelog. This tracks all your stats as well as a social platform to keep in your with your friends among other thing. The best thing about is that it will be completely gratis. And the big one, the release date. You can get your hands on Battlefield 3 on October 25th 2011.