Battlefield 3 Covertly Plans Double XP Weekend And Premium Service
Posted on Friday, May 11 @ 10:50:00 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack
Battlefield 3 has received a volume of improvements in the past couple months, but there is plenty more where that came from if a new source is accurate.
A plethora of news has been uncovered from a fact sheet, and it's regarding Battlefield 3's future plans. No, not to go on vacation to Cancun, but instead to add as much as possible to the game before the beginning of Fall. The sheet contains a few very important dates which put a stamp on DICE's current plans to keep Battlefield 3 as popular as possible. The dates include:
The two big key items are Battlefield Premium and the bonus content. EA has been playing around with the idea of subscription-based programs for over a year now, and since Activision hit the lottery with Call of Duty Elite it's only proper for EA to release something similar. The big question will be how much it costs. If it has a significant price-tag then it'll be a tough sell since Battlefield 3 doesn't have the luxury of an audience the size of a small country. However, if it pays for the cost of upcoming DLC then the existing playerbase of Battlefield 3 shouldn't have a problem covering the price of admission.
As far as the bonus content goes, it isn't identified as Armored Kill—the DLC package coming after Close Quarters—so I suspect that it'll be a small package consisting of Battlefield Premium contents for a price that isn't competitive with the subscription.
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