Per Gamespot this morning, EA announced details of one of two DLC packs that were first titled at E3. The Second Assault pack will contain four redesigned “fan-favorite” maps from Battlefield 3, enhanced for the next-gen Frostbite 3 engine.
Pre-Order the game and get both free. A no brainier if you're going to get the game at launch anyway.
Fair point, but isn't part of the pre-order controversy concern that DLC is pressuring consumers into a pre-order when they wouldn't otherwise go that way... reflecting the inflation of the whole pre-order scheme in the first place?
A pre-order is not a guaranteed sale. A person can cancel their pre-order at any time. That's why Devs/Pubs try to lock in those sales by giving "Incentives" to those that keep their pre-orders till launch and attract new customers. I personally do not see the harm in pre-ordering because it ensures the Pubs get paid and the consumer gets rewarded. And before the claims that devs cut content (some do), DICE wouldn't dare fall that low. For example, the first DLC pack may contain remade maps that could be developed after the game releases because they are busy focusing on the new maps (like how B2K released a month later in BF3). Now season passes that are bought before the game releases is bullshit because you are buying something you don't know too much about, but at least when pre-ordering you already have a good idea what to expect.
Oh well, once H-Hour comes out on PC, PS4 and hopefully Xbox One, that will be the game that keeps my attention over the long term. All of these yearly release titles can f*** right off.
OooOo that's a bingo!
Oh that was nice...that was real nice what you did there.
@Hufandpuf I can't say I agree with you on the Season Pass thing for one reason. They never go away. Even though all the Borderlands 2 DLC is out, you can still purchase the Season Pass for $30 and get all 4 DLC's ($40 bought separately) at a discounted price and we already know everything about each one since they're released. I knew I would buy all the Borderlands 2 DLC regardless as I LOVE Borderlands, so I bought the Season Pass at launch. For me, it's easier. I just download them when they come out at no extra cost and not worry about having the money up front. Then there's always those people who are uneasy about DLC. They have the option of waiting for all the DLC to be released, to see exactly what they're getting. Or purchase each one they like and not get the rest. If Season Passes couldn't be purchased the day the first piece of DLC was released, then yeah I'd call BS. However, that's not the case and they're available when every you wish to opt-in. For me, that's convenient and fair assuming the price justifies the content.
@xPhearR3dx I agree and disagree Season passes are justifiable once they release and you see all the content, but how is it any better than a pre-order? At least even if you pre-order and you don't like the game you can return it and get money back. But with season passes if the content you downloaded somehow turns out terrible or not what you expected, then you're out of luck.
but each game keeps getting less and less friendly. ANd now for BF4, EA is giving early access to M$, and knowing M$ I'd say the early access will be longer than just a week...this accomplishes NOTHING.
Welcome to the next-gen of EA after they've gotten rid of online passes. In future news, Mass Effect 4 will lock the final three missions behind DLC codes, but DON'T WORRY! Because if you pre-order and/or buy within the first month, you'll get it all for free. Nothing to get upset about at all, folks.
Are you being sarcastic?
This is ridiculous when the game could easily be released with all this already. Just EA's way to make more $.
I will never buy the dlc to this after they made it timed to MS.. I will vote with my wallet.. BF was born on PC and everything should come to that platform first
I thought all games were made on a PC just using specific code for the other platforms? I could be wrong , but if I'm right, your saying ALL games should come out on PC 1st? Sounds a little unfair to me.
But bf3 being timed on ps3 is perfectly fine?
What DOMination- said ^
He's not referring to the fact that the game was developed using a PC, but the fact that BF as a Franchise was born on the PC.
Did I misunderstand you? I thought you were talking ALL games not specifically DLC for battlefield. If its just the timing of DLC you were talking about then I totally agree.
@DOMination when it was timed for PS3, it only lasted a week. But knowing M$ and how all they focus on is timed DLC rather than exlusives, then they will try to make the early access as long as a month. (like COD)
I'm not happy to be hearing about DLC this early. This actually makes me want the game less.
The DLC does not release at launch. DICE develops the DLC maps after the game goes gold, this is just the brainstorming stage. For example, B2K Expansion was released a month after the game came out.
Yeah I hear ya. I should be used to this kind of thing by now, but hearing about DLC this far in advance of the release really rubs me the wrong way.
We hear about 2 DLC packs for BF4 months before its scheduled release... While begging for 2K to just talk about Bioshock: Infinite's DLC packs. This really is a situation where we cant win dammit >:(
Not only that, but the one they demoed and included in the alpha test package: Siege of Shanghai, is part of the first DLC pack. So they're definitely working on DLC before release, no doubt about it.
Its naive to think otherwise
FIRST ONLY ON XBOX ONE!
Only the second one.
ok wait, now im lost....its first on XboxOne itsonly for the second one?!?
You know it is releasing on PC at the same time too.
@Smoovekid Is that confirmed?
yup they said it during the conference.
How Do I get both Dlc if I plan on buying it digitally?
I was thinking the same thing. I do have it preordered now, but thought of canceling to go digital. Now I think I have to stay disc. Unless they offer it to people that buy it day one on digital too then Im sold.
What I wonder is by buying the PS4 BF4 bundle count as a per-order?
EA dont push it anymore. If you think you have a chance of beating cod this year, dlc packs are not the way
I'm ready for COD and BF to die. Time for something new.
I'm more ready for COD to die before BF. However, neither game are true to their originals anymore really and is quite sad. I'd like a nice WW2 comeback to happen.
These "enhanced maps" for all games are pissing me off. It's pure laziness, and brings nothing new to the game except for saying "hey look pretty".
I can't fault the overall idea. It is taking old content, "enhancing" it only one generation, and then selling it/using it to artificially provide an incentive for pre-ordering that might be said to be regressive business practice. By itself, there is nothing wrong with making a proper tribute edition to a popular map of games past.
But I really disagree with charging full price for the same general map with a new skin.
We something fresh like dust 514.
"Have you SEEN TitanFall? nuff said. conversation over."
For myself, TitanFall's success is irrelevant until it arrives on PC.
Yeah I saw it. I'll check it out if it comes to PS4. If not, I'm pretty sure I'll survive. It's not the kind of game that would sell me a console. I'm not a fan of Dust 514. MAG was miles better.
LOL r serious guys? 5 disagrees in 23 min? I was being sarcastic and quoting Major Nelson -_- N4G needs to lighten up a bit.
@MysticStrummer I wish there was some news either way about A MAG 2.
COD with Mechs? Sounds awesome. heh
DLC abuse continues...
why do people complain? they won't release for months after bf4 releases. they haven't even made the maps for the dlc yet, they have just planned what to do. It's not like they're going to release the dlc the same date the game releases.
How do you know they aren't already just about got done with the probably ALL the planned DLCs? Because they said so?
Wait a moment. The game isn't even out yet and has two DLC on the way? Goddamnit EA.
Heaven forbid a company thinks forward into the future and plans accordingly. Whiny F*kin gamers these days
On a scale from Tom Cruise to Gorge Bush, how dumb are you? If the DLC is planned IE, the writer is writing the story due to the core game already being voiced that's fine. Thinking up concepts for DLC's to add later, that's fine. Writing in an almost cannon piece of DLC, with a character so important to the story and releasing it on the day the game launches, that's bad. Looking at you Mass Effect 3 with From Ashes. That's how you get screwed over, us gamers being whiny is much better than laying down like a casual (you) and following like a sheep.
"Gorge Bush, how dumb are you" My favorite part... Lol At least SPELL George correctly. Wow. What a joke. Back to the troll forums little man
My bad, misspelled George, my keyboard hes been pretty messed up for a while now. But as long as being a grammar Nazi is cool spaceg0st (by the way you spelled ghost wrong, and forgot to capitalize you're name) Also you missed a period in your first idiotic statement, you think "Lol" is a word, "Wow." is not a complete sentence, and once again forgot to put a period at the end of your second idiotic statement. Glad you stayed on topic though. I made you look stupid with facts, you came back with the 10 year old response. I'm less than impressed, I've seen actual 10 year old kids do it better. You're one sad excuse of an adult.
If it's a concept, I can deal with that. But as good as BF4 looks I can already see the EA shenanigans. (holding back a lot of maps for DLC, holding game types, Holding guns back that are already designed, ect)
Looking forward to this on consoles as well as titanfall
Yeah I'm not digging this super early dlc announcement. This shouldn't even be talked about in my opinion. It leads me to believe that maybe some things may be cut from the game. Or certain things saved because it might be better for dlc. For me I think dlc shouldn't start until about 3 months after the game comes out. That's when maps start getting a little stale and weapons get kind of tired depending on how good you are. I love battlefield but this is the second disappointing news I've heard and the first news was that X1 gets dlc first. Which makes no sense if both PS4 and X1 players pay for a season pass. If that's the case then PS4 players should be offered a lower price for waiting for X1 to get dlc first. I don't know man they might have lost my purchase now that I'm thinking about it.
this is why i like the PS2 days more than this gen , devs ripping us off by cuting game content and selling it along side the game !! or few months after :(
First DLC is 4 BF3 maps, what is the second DLC???
China Rising is the second DLC.
So the alpha map "bla bla bla on Shangai" is not going to be a vanilla map? WTF DICE?
they should change it to 5. Just cause it sounds like a good number. lol, thats what they said about changing to the squads to 5-man.
These DLC maps should be IN the game, -_-'
I've pre-ordered many games for bonus DLC & return them after using pre-order DLC codes.
We all know internally they have at least 5 "expansion packs"
Dlc dlc dlc dlc dlc dlc dlc dlc ..... Seriously f**** these guys. I rather buy new games for those pesky dlc prices ( i know these dlcs are free but im talking bout the rest)
Ill buy BF4 premium so ill get it all and it will be worth if BF3 premium is anything to go by