Submitted by zerocrossing 492d ago | opinion piece

Battlefield 3 DLC is forcing industry to “step up” its game, says DICE

Battlefield 3′s DLC slate has been rather content-heavy, delivering more than just basic map packs or character re-skins. DICE producer Craig Mcleod has stressed that the industry could take a leaf out of the studio’s book and “step up” it’s approach to DLC packs moving forward. (Battlefield 3, Dice, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
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alousow  +   492d ago
BF3 DLCs are all awsome. I fell like they care about their gamers then COD
ritsuka666  +   492d ago
BF3 DLCs are all awsome. I fell like they care about their gamers then COD "

Way too much hypocrisy here...
T3MPL3TON  +   492d ago
Do you know what hypocrisy means? I have a feeling you don't.
DavidMacDougall  +   492d ago
I do enjoy the DLCS but it worrys me for the next bf, i know how much EA love money whats to stop them putting so many weapons in the main game cause they know people will buy them extra.
FullMetalTech  +   492d ago
Honestly im against the Season pass option at times but BF3 has definately alot of content worth the pass price. 4 packs, assignments, new modes, trophies, and more guns.
vitullo31  +   492d ago
its the only seasons pass i've ever bought for a game and i don't regret it. other than that i hate the idea
Kaneda  +   492d ago
I didn't buy any expansion pack..
Detoxx  +   491d ago
Your miss
Kaneda  +   491d ago
CTF should have been there in the beginning... CTF is standard for any online FPS...
Detoxx  +   490d ago
"CTF is standard for any online FPS" You're just some dumb COD player I can tell from your comment
Kaneda  +   489d ago
Sorry, the last COD I played is COD4: Modern Warfare..

I guess you should ask before you called some else DUMB...
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AllroundGamer  +   492d ago
stopped playing BF3 after they crippled the game with their first big patch and had problem fixing bugs... no BF4 for me :(
T2  +   491d ago
So u thought everyone running around with usas + frags killing everyone was a good thing ? I agree some patches are lame but that first one was vital to keeping the game relevant
Sucitta  +   491d ago
so your done with shooters?

bf3 in it's worst state is far beyond the other guys..
momthemeatloaf  +   492d ago
Step your game up and make a better game, BF3 was average
Hufandpuf  +   492d ago
BF3, average? I wonder what you consider great.
Siren30  +   491d ago
I consider bf3 average aswell. I consider bad company 2 great
ShoryukenII  +   491d ago
I agree.
Gamerjunki3  +   491d ago
I can't stand playing Battlefield 3 in a competitive manner, especially when things like this occur frequently: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It just makes the game incredibly frustrating, hopefully Battlefield 4 does the right thing- and gives us the option to have server-side hit detection.
TheEnigma313  +   492d ago
If companies really cared, they'd give away DLC for free or leave it in the game like it's intended.
koston3647  +   492d ago
your parents care about you (hopefully).
do they give you anything and everything you want...for free?


difference between caring and just getting free content...
TheEnigma313  +   492d ago
Last gen this would have been free. This is just stuff cut out of the game. This is why I only buy GOTY editions. You can spend your money on this DLC, I won't.
MysticStrummer  +   492d ago
@chochise - Last gen the biggest selling ( by far ) console didn't have a network in place to support DLC. Also, there were far fewer people who told the industry it was ok to sell them things that were traditionally free, like online gameplay and voice chat. The industry noticed people were willing to pay for things like that, so they're trying to find other things to sell you. Business is business.
Elwenil  +   492d ago
"Last gen this would have been free."

You obviously have no clue what you are talking about. Battlefield 2 had expansions also and guess what? They cost money. I think the Tampa map was the only one that was given away for free. I may not like all the BF3 DLC packs but the amount of content in the DLC packs alone would make another complete game just based on the new maps and modes.
sourav93  +   491d ago
I agree with the whole paying for WORTHY DLC thing. But your analogy about parents...erm... your parents aren't trying to make a profit out of you; EA/DICE are. You can argue that your parents might buy you things to make you like them if, per say, you were mad at them. But in the end, even if you were still mad at them, they'd still love you, and buy you more stuff anyways.
Any corporation, be it EA, Sony, MS, Ninty, or Ubisoft, 'some' of them do indeed care about their customers - but the bottom line is; it's all about the money.
JohnRecon  +   492d ago
20 new maps, new vehicles, new modes. On top of the vanilla game.

For 20$. seriously...
ginsunuva  +   492d ago
$20? They're $15 per map pack. 15x5 = 75
JohnRecon  +   492d ago
20$ for the whole Premium pack. Baaaaam.
Sometimes, Origin has offers.
WorldGamer  +   492d ago
It's a very good game. I think the maps, assignments, weapons and vehicles they added in each of the DLC packs were substantial. The price for all the DLC's seems a bit steep, but I'm still on the fence about how I feel in that respect.

Overall, I would say they did a good job, def supported their game for a good, long while.
rezzah  +   491d ago
It is also forcing consumers to shop smart, wait until the premium/real versions of games are released.
jjb1981  +   491d ago
I played CTF on the railroad map and it is awesome, especially on a dirt bike!
FunAndGun  +   491d ago
awwww, I haven't purchased any of the DLC yet but I really want to play CTF and shoot someone off of a dirt bike.

I might have to buy End Game because it does look like a lot of fun.

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