it could be
I ask and remember this is just discussion. I do not know if the frostbite engine can handle 64 players. I do not know what DICE has planned with this game on the PC. But is it even remotely possible this could be the next battlefield 3 so many want? What if they added 48 or 64 players, with destructible enviroments, jets, vehicles and multiple classes including a true medic with a revive tool set in modern warfare, how would look at the game then?
it could be
I think if people can settle with 32-48 players, it could very well be BF3, but most likely it's going to be... well... Battlefield Bad Company 2
Dice claims that 64 player servers are always empty or half full. But they seem more popular than any other map type. There is a reason why people like playing BF on large maps with high player counts. I like BF2's 16 player maps. But big maps are one of the great aspects of the series and they might be removed to accomadate a destructible game engine. I really hate how Dice is trying to sell this limitation as an improvement. No need to insult our intelligence. They should be honest with us.
When Battlefield 3 comes out it will probably be called Battlefield 3 if it is in production and be for PC and build(add) to what was available in BF1942 and BF2 built for large player battles and be for the BF1942, BF2, BF2142 players (hardcore and regular players).
While the BFBCX and BF1943 is for the casual player that doesn't worry much about tactics, making sure they are not running out of ammo or using that much teamplay unless necessary.
BC2 is most definatley NOT the Battlefield 3 you guys are hoping for, think of it as Battlefield 2 being Halo 3 and BC2 being Halo Wars.