Electronic Arts is set to make Battlefield 2: Modern Combat into a "cyberathletic" quality title on the Xbox 360. Not only will all of the qualities gamers expect from the Battlefield franchise be there in spades, but complete Xbox Live support will enable robust player community features including built-in clan support, rankings, and deep stats tracking.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat utilizes modern settings and equipment to allow users to play out battles all over the world. New maps included in Modern Combat include Northern China, "the Middle East," and Wake Island. Players can fight for either the European Union, the Chinese, the US, or the "newly formed Middle East Coalition," utilizing all of the latest modern weaponry and over 30 different vehicles.
There is a single-player campaign mode that plays out in Kazakhstan. There is a "HotSwapping" feature, which allows you to immediately take control of any soldier on the battlefield. This has a lot of gameplay and strategic implications, and should keep Battlefield 2 at the top of the online FPS mountain, even on the consoles.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat should release for Xbox 360 in March 2006. In the meantime, check out these screens, just released from EA this weekend.