Originally Posted by B!0HaZard
It's actually purely ingame shots. Some of it is "cutscenes" or animations, but you're still in control of your characters view point, i.e. it's still rendered ingame. As we've seen in the gameplay demos, this actually is how the game looks. Actually there was very little we haven't seen in the gameplay demos and it's obvious that someone is playing the game in those. Clever cutting and slow motion doesn't make it a pre-rendered cutscene.
LOL, like I haven't watched the other trailers and videos... All of them reek of mostly "not actual real-time combat/gameplay" (for lack of a better way to put it). Virtually none of them even resemble "actual" gameplay, save for a few. The ability to move the player's point-of-view during a pre-rendered scene is nothing new, and doesn't mean it's "actual" gameplay. I'm not saying that some of the gameplay footage release isn't looking good, but except for a few videos on youtube, 90% of "official" videos released for BF3 are almost entirely filled with cutscenes. I remain optimistically skeptical, especially since the game is still at least 6 months from release. Show me videos with a real HUD (and the player cycling through the in-game combat options/weapon controls), and THEN
I might start to believe what I'm seeing is "actual" gameplay that we will experience in-game. So far I have yet to see anything like that.