DICE General Manager KM Troedsson has confirmed that the studio is going to offer a clarification regarding the recent spat over exclusive Battlefield 3 DLC offerings,
It'll be interesting to see their statement, I'll hold off my judgement until I read what they've to say.
I would really like to hear the them discuss the "specific retailers" issue and the bonus items that you CANNOT unlock later unless you buy from these stores. Fingers crossed.
im sure they'll change it and make ALL of those only day one unlocks
That would be the BEST solution for everyone. It's not unfair to the player base and it gives a modest bonus for those who want it.
I am 100% sure that they will say what EA wants them to say. So be prepared for yet more EA bull.
Hopefully this means it won't be as unbalanced as it sounds.
I don't get why people have made such a big fuss out of this. Getting content for free, wtf is wrong with that?
Because of two reasons: 1. To get said content, you can only buy the game at the stores they want you to. 2. If you don't pre-order, it's not just early unlock, 3 items you can NEVER get through gameplay, meaning you will need to pre-order AND do it from a specific store or you are out of luck.
I'm okay with pre-order timed exclusive. You would get all of what they say for maybe 1-2 months and after you could bought it all in a small fee package(PSN, Steam, Xbox Live). They clearly want to reward the real fans. But I agree with you, Store exclusive DLC is the worst idea ever. Not everyone got access to those stores and not everyone buy their games online.
The only problem I see from what you said, is rewarding the 'real fans.' If they were indeed doing that, then why make it store/region specific..? So, they are rewarding their 'real fans' but also neglecting the 'real fans.' Not everyone orders from the internet and not everyone can order from UK.
DICE and EA sucks. BF3 had SO MUCH going for it... it looks like a next-gen game, etc. They ruin it all by doing these stupid pre-order exclusives for frigging guns and whatnot. Sheer idiots. @Kon, it was a mistake.
It LOOKS like a next-gen game. It's not like they downgraded the graphics just because of pre order exclusives
Nothing like greed to f up a good release. I despise MS for introducing micro transactions and DLC this generation. Ridiculous that we need to be nickel and dimed for content that is typically alreadyon the disc,and already created. Why not simply include these items for ALL of the fans?? Instead some douchebag at EA wanted to incent pre-orders. Nice work EA. Just when you had momentum too.
They didn't ruin it, but they gave us a bad taste of what may be to come with future games. That's why we need to show issue with this now before it DOES start really ruining games.
I wish dlc would just end permanantly. I miss the days when u could buy a full game without all these special editions or complete editions or ultimate editions or game of the year editions etc.
I'm laughing at the disagrees HAHA just goes to show all the brainless dolts who will buy a game that has been cut in half locked on the game and charged as DLC a month later. Already been done with the BF games: The Battlefield $10 VIP program literaly takes nothing to "install" new maps and we only got the last one like a few months ago I believe. Oh and EA was trying to use micro-transactions with Battlefield Bad Company 1 and charge for guns and attachments and what not till they scrapped it over a huge boycott. tl;dr version - fanboys will charge their mommy&daddy's credit cards and buy the game anyways because they don't care about the future of gaming
WTF are people moaning about the game is still the same just because they want to put some DLC like every other dev out there, but nobody says shit about that but for some strange reason dice get it in the neck. you people are a disgrace and if your willing to folk out £12 a pop for shity cod DLC (boring maps) then you can't moan about shit that anybody else charges or offers.
no, because maps don't imbalance gameplay. having the only flash supressor in the game only available to those who preorder at a certain place puts the majority at a HUGE disadvantage. same with having a certain LMG which in BFBC2 was incredibly powerful only available to certain people is also a huge disadvantage. i'm hating the defeatist attitude with the gaming community, stand by your principles and you can't get burnt
Yeah when Ea is treating it customer worse then activision it not even a game like bf3 can speak that good.
What preorder DLC!? I have not seen shit anywhere besides you preorder and get the limited edition for free? I don`t get what the big deal is, should it not matter about the game not about getting some crappy extra gun for preordering. If people think this will be unbalanced then you must of never played a true BF game hence Battlefield 1942/Battlefield 2. This is like in a COD game if you use a Heavy Machine gun you are "Noob Tubing" or i just heard a new one something about using a MP5. Man, The game looks awesome cant people appreciate that and stop worrying about some idiotic DLC gun. When someone is in a Jet dropping bombs on you and you got your little Heavy Machine gun that is not gonna do shit to save you. In the end i am sure everyone that buys it will be pretty much pleased these items/guns. I cannot imagining ruining this games online.
I mean it's bad but we gotta move on, EA does this all the time and so do most games these days it's nothing new. Maybe they'll add them at a later date like other devs did with the batman AA challenge rooms, infamous gigawatt power, etc. I personally wanna get the fletchette shotgun shells that would be epic!!!
I don't get what the big deal is. This happens on almost every game that comes out now. Best Buy, Amazon, and Gamestop get exclusive content that you get from them if you preorder. So far from the game I have gotten the early content really isn't nothing game breaking to those that did't get the bonuses.
You're getting 3 unique and exclusive multiplayer items if you buy from specific-retailers withing a specific time period. Only other game I know that had this was Homefront with it's shotgun (one item), which was useless since under-barrel shotguns were more effective. Other than that, I haven't yet seen any game that has done this. Can you name some other games?
Crysis 2 which I preordered had a bonus gun attachment. Killzone 3 preorder I got from gamestop gave me 24 hour access to all the classes abilities. Brink preorder bonus never got to use so I don't know what it was. None of these really broke the game and I'm sure whatever EA decide to offer won't either.
^ Not sure which Crysis2 attachment you're talking about (which retailer was it specific to?) Pre-orders got the day-one unlock for the hologram attachment, but that one can be unlocked by everyone by leveling. KZ3's bonus doesn't sound permanent. Brink's bonuses were either cosmetic or re-skins of existing items. They weren't unique. You need to find games that only give you bonuses based on where you pre-order from, and then those bonuses have to be unique items that can't be obtained in any other way. Just because the items aren't game-breaking doesn't justify EA stripping them from the game and throwing them into an exclusive pack. The G3 isn't overpowered in BC2 or CoD4, but having that weapon adds more variety to the game. It'd be fine if they were day-one unlocks, but making them permanently exclusive is what I'm against.
Dont get PC gamers angry. They keep their word when they petition a game until they get what they want.
All this DLC hype lol. Who really cares? I'm buying Battlefield 3 and i dont care what others get through pre order deals. I'm pre-ordering my limited edition of BF3 from Game.
It's nice that you want to support DICE and it's game but what we are protesting is EA's marketing. Truly a huge moneygrab by cutting content and giving it to a UK retailer exclusively They expect to combat Call of Duty with this type of marketing? Pfft yeah good luck with that
clarify the console footage aswell as in where is it, and will consoles have any anti aliasing? dont care much bout this dlc fuss, will be buying the game regardless of what different types of free bonuses i get. the animations alone give it that truly next gen feel unlike most of the past FPS where its just a hand and gun displayed on screen lol http://mediamindfield.com/2...
They'll play tomorrow on console for the Jimmy Fallon show.
Didn't they already submitted a Q&A? What other explanations (better or worse) could they give?
Jesus, EA does this every time a Battle Field drops. Who is the idiot who keep coming up with these ideas?And why has he/she not been fired yet? If they want this series to compete with COD the last thing they need to be doing is f*cking with their fans. This pissed people off last time they did this and it's pissing people off now. More than this proves their greed, it proves how f*ckin stupid they are.
"And why has he/she not been fired yet?" Maybe because it works... ? I don't think it's an individual idea though, but an existing marketing tactic.
But I don't get how pissing your fans off it good marketing? Battlefield sells not because of EAs crappy marketing, but because the games are so damn good. And the tactic is not the issue, the exaction is.
Whinging bitches hope you get want you want then will you shut up ,dice just should reply with eat shit,little gen y spoilt brats.
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