BF3 – DICE Responds to PS3 Exclusivity, No 5-Flag Wake Island on Consoles, and More

With the recent release of Back to Karkand on PS3 a week earlier than the Xbox 360 and PC, some fans have gotten up-in-arms over the issue of exclusivity.

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fluffydelusions2927d ago

A week is nothing TBH. I'll just wait for DLC on PC.

Mister_V2927d ago

Yeah, I'm good with a week. Much more reasonable than a month.

RememberThe3572927d ago

So far I love the maps. I never played BF2 so they're all new to me except Wake Island, which was in 1943. I have yet to have a good time on Wake Island because these servers seem inept at filling games with quitters so I keep playing rush games 7-8, 6-7, and so on. Conquest is barely any better. Playing so many games with 12-14 player is now my biggest gripe, the maps just feel so empty with half the player count and it's not fun.

r1sh122927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Lol yea 1 week relaly isnt much.
Plus even though Sony signed BF3, it sold less on PS3 compared to xbox...

orange-skittle2927d ago

@Remember-I don't know where you're from, but I have never experienced that except at 4am in the morning when ppl logoff to sleep. Those games are always filled. Why dont you try using the browser. I am always in a big fight with tons of destruction and mayhem. The new maps are great, but I thought we were supposed to get new weapons too.

RustInPeace2926d ago

@Orange, you gotta unlock the weapons through playing & meeting certain criteria (get 10 revives/10 heals for the FAMAS I believe, and the others have their requirements too)

Keyop2926d ago

Damn, you 360 owners always get the 1st dibs on DLC, it's so unfair! What? PS3? Really? We got it first? Well there's a turn up for the books..... Rant revoked.....

showtimefolks2926d ago

So these same people have no issue with COD being exclusive for month with xbox360. Of GTA dlc exclusive for one year?

Not every company is gonna make deasl with MS. EA and Sony has a great partnership and activation and MS has great wiring relationship.

One week isn't killing anyone

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Majin-vegeta2927d ago

Wow really people b*tching just cuz ps3 players get it it a week early yet when cod does it it's?? ok oh the irony<---360 players complaining.But i still think pc should have gotten it the same day as us.

fluffydelusions2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Yeah but I'm sure Sony is paying out the arse for that 1 week exclusive deal same as MS with that COD deal. TBH you can't really blame EA for taking the deal. They are just a company and they are about making money.

Justsayin2927d ago

Its not about who's getting it first, I don't like exclusive deals for one reason.....IT LEAVES GAMERS OUT!. And that is not what gaming is about.

I have BF3 on PS3, and i think PC and Xbox should have it at the same time. Dont get me wrong, I HATE CRAPBOX, BUT I DON'T HATE MY FELLOW GAMERS. I had the original awesome box and depending on what sony or MS do next gen, i might go back to MS.

Im not loyal to companies, but im loyal to human being and theres just is no reason to do this except to "maybe" make a few extra dollars (i say maybe cause some 360 players might get pissed and decide not to buy it) and in turn causing a huge rift among gamers. Its good for the company to have hardcore defenders and brand loyalist, but its not good for the people.

Im not taking about system exclusivity but just this timed exclusive BS.

BX812927d ago

@ Majin, you should pay more attention to these forums then. When the COD maps come out early or MS has exclusive DLC this place lights up with anger.

WetN00dle692927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

They should just do away with all this exclusive DLC BS! Let DLC release and or be available at the same time across all platforms!

orange-skittle2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

@JustSayin-Your comment is riddled with contradiction and idiotic banter. You called the xbox a CRAPBOX and then went on to say you would purchase another one next generation. Huh? You stated you HATE CRAPBOX, BUT DONT HATE YOUR FELLOW GAMERS. I have never spoken to Microsoft nor any of it's development or marketing team, so I dont hate a product I enjoy using. I do know I have spoken to my fellow gamers on PSN and XBL and they are some of the most racist, obnoxious, loud, and annoying douche bags I have ever heard and muted. So SOME of my fellow gamers...I DO HATE.

Secondly, how is ok for Activision to do so, but when EA does it...IT'S NOT FAIR FOR GAMERS? In case you didn't know, these 2 companies are competing for home entertainment dominance. The few extra dollars you mentioned that company might make as the reason for doing is exactly why they did it. It's all about making those same few extra dollars. No one is going to get pissed and not purchase it because it's a timed release. If you don't purchase it because of that, why get upset in the first place? Obviously you want it...right? Seriously, I'm begging you...Grow the f-ck up please.

Persistantthug2926d ago

From what I understand, instead, Sony will offer better royalty rates to said publisher over a period of time.

Justsayin2926d ago (Edited 2926d ago )


I guess comprehension isn't your strong suit. READ what i said again. Everything changes generation to generation you tool. I had the original Xbox (which was awesome) and passed on the 360 cuz its not. Does that mean next gen MS cant make a awesome box again?

what part of that is contradictory?

And, where did i say it was okay for one company to do it but not the other???

i suggest you STFU, and learn to read better.

Oh, and if a bunch of people are being dick to you...guess what? They don't like you and its not hard to see why not. maybe you can play with MS and sony, since you hate your fellow gamers so much.

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farhad2k82927d ago

This is random, but can anyone explain to me.. what DETERMINES that Battlefield 3 is a good QUALITY game?
Can someone give me a genuine answer?

mugoldeneagle032927d ago

-ALL Classes are equally important

-Guns are almost perfectly balanced

-Vehicle/Air combat is balanced well to ground forces

-Gameplay options, and lots of them

I know the last point seems vague, but what I mean is that you can do multiple things during a game and still move your team towards the main goal. Whether your just calling guys out and not shooting, using vehicles, reviving guys, etc.

I don't know if all that falls under "quality" for you, but when I think quality, I think strong gameplay, longevity, and multiple ways to have fun. And BF3 comes 2nd to only Skyrim this year in that department.

Criminal2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

People define quality differently. What's your standards for quality?

Edit: I think mugoldeneagle03 gave a good answer.

bozebo2927d ago

It's low quality tbh. If you want high quality look at: Halo, Uncharted, Final Fantasy etc.

farhad2k82926d ago (Edited 2926d ago )

People will hate me for this, and I promise to you, I love both BF3 and MW3 Equally.
But I read a comment on IGN which was very smart, and showed that the CoD series is exactly like the Battlefield series, but got hated on 10x more.

In regards to your comment, I find that classes in CoD have much more variety than they do in BF. Simply because you can actually choose what ever you want, where as in BF3, I mostly get killed by the M16/AK47. Meaning that MANY of the online players use the Support class. I'm not bashing on the class or the game, but look at the difference.

Secondly, I agree that the guns are perfectly balanced in BF3.. but are there really any overpowered weapons in MW3? I know MW2 has the UMP and Black Ops had the AK74u.. but what does MW3 have? You tell me.

Thirdly, this is just a personal thing, but I really don't like vehicles.. It's mainly because of my nooby vehicle handling. But, I guess many of the BF players enjoy the vehicles.. so I'll give you that.

Gameplay options.. I'm not trying to make you angry, but all of my BF3 friends, both on PS3 and Origin.. they all play Rush. I don't see any other game mode ever being played. Where as on MW3.. I see TDM, I see Domination, I see Search & Destroy.. and all of the above with 'Hardcore' before the title.

So why.. is CoD not a quality game? It seriously baffles me. Why all the hate from US BF3 players, I'm going to say 'us' because I love the game to bits my self. But seriously, CoD has done SO much for the gaming industry, and what I seriously don't understand is.. if you're not going to BUY the game AT ALL, then why comment on it?
Why comment on the buyers of the game, when the game is supposedly not affecting you in any way?
CoD does not deserve the hate it is currently receiving. MW3 is the best CoD since CoD4, yet it's getting hated on at the rate of rabbits mating.

.. That is all.

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mugoldeneagle032927d ago

When I had to wait MONTHS to get my Fallout 3 DLC on PS3. No sympathy for 360 owners on this one

xtremeimport2927d ago

wah wah wah cry cry cry.
can never please anyone, EA has had a deal with PS3 for a while now, MoH and deadspace had exclusive games with the ps3 versions. Xboxers, if you're playing Bf3 and not cod...why do you even own a xbox? this problem would be solved.

PetitPiPi2926d ago

If you're playing COD and not BF3, why do you even own a PS3? Same goes for Skyrim.

Kinda sounds stupid doesn't it xtremeimport? Thought so.

FunkMcnasty2926d ago

@ xtremeimport

You want an honest answer? I purchase ANY game that is going to give me a good portion of it's value from multiplayer for my Xbox 360, over my ps3.

Two main reasons for that:
1) I have issues playing FPS games with the ps3 controller--my thumbs always want to slide of the top of the rounded analougue sticks, where the 360 controller has a slightly concave countour to the top of their analogue sticks, which I think keep my thumbs on the grip and give me better control. AND I really can't stand that on ps3, the controls for shooting are: aim and shoot with the tiny L1 and R1 buttons, And after attatching the trigger extenders to R2/L2, you wind up with these big meaty, weighted feeling triggers..perfect for shooting with.... but alas you cant use them.. and most games sadly do not allow you to re-map your controller... you ususally can only choose between a few factory presests. Xbox shooting controls always use the actual triggers to provide aim and shoot controls. I personally think it feels better.

2). This one will get me disagree bombed and bubbled-down, but i dont care. Simply put, The features of Xbox Live are better for online gaming than the PSN. Party chat, private chat, The headset plugs right into the bottom of the controller and is easy to use/easy to hear your friends on the other end without also hearing their air-conditioner and their wife yelling at them in the background. As it stands my Ps3 is not even compatible with my Bluetooth device, so whenever I play Uncharted or KZ2 online with my PSN friends, we wind up doing a conference call so we can talk to each other.. and then all I hear is jumbled voices and everyone elses TV. People complain that Xbox Live carries a subscription fee, but I'm willing to bet most of the people that complain have never used it. If you do a lot of online-gaming, you're better off with the 360.

caseh2926d ago


Fair points I think, I have the a slightly different take on the Xbox pad though. The analogue sticks are kind of stiff so when it comes to subtle movements like needed with sniping I end up moving too far or not at all. COuld prob adjust to that but i've been using the PS3 pad for far too long to justify the change.

The headset thing is completely in Xbox's favour though. It comes in the box, you just plug it in and you're away. You have a choice to not use it but at least its there to begin with. Sony failed in this aspect, yeah it accepts any bluetooth device but most are of a shoddy quality (sound feedback from another users mic being my main issue. Hear something on your TV then you hear it through your headset about 1 seconds later). I went through two before I found one I was happy with.

On the flip-side not every loud mouthed little f*cker can voice their opinion in games but at times the silence with no comms chatter is very noticible in squad based games.

xtremeimport2926d ago

my point was, that BF3 was always gonna have some exclusives towards the Ps3. if you are a die hard BF fan and own both consoles, why not get it for Ps3? I understand each person feels differently when it comes to the controller...I personally notice almost zero difference, same goes for XBL vs PSN.

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DonaldBeck2927d ago

im loving wake island! its sick!

Mister_V2927d ago

Looks so good! But I gotta wait a week. SO INFURIATED! Just kidding.

SSKILLZ2927d ago

Its cool we get to rip shit apart one week early than the other guys *cough*

wenaldy2927d ago

Guadalcanal is better, hahaha.. Wake island is back and forth map.

Hufandpuf2927d ago

I knew it ws because Sony made a deal with EA. People were complaing that the xbox 360 version would suck because they wouldn't show trailers of it running on 360. In my blog, I explained how BF3 was being backed by Sony and that it wasn't because the 360 version was a bad port.

read it here:

on topic, I don't like how DICE says things, but does little action on it. Sure I believe they will act on their word, but when?


I have a 360 and I'm not mad PS3 got a week start on the DLC. I get it for free afterall. I'm only annoyed that PS3 players get week DLC in addition to BF1943. I have 1943, but I didn't like the whole cry-baby additude to get it, it is old and only $15.

Crystallis2927d ago

The cost of BF1943 is irrelevant. The issue with BF1943 was the promise made by Dice saying it would be included in BF3. That's false advertisement and its unacceptable. Don't make a promise and then all of a sudden not live up to that promise.

Criminal2927d ago

Did you notice when the court got involved, they "remembered" the deal.

bozebo2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

"Don't make a promise and then all of a sudden not live up to that promise."

They are EA. What do you expect?

Soldierone2927d ago

It's not a "crybaby" attitude. They promised it would be on disc and have promised similar things in the past and full filled them all. Instead we got a week advance on DLC and as a PS3 gamer who cares? Its just a week for one, and two if your not playing on PS3 at all you won't notice a difference. At least I dont with COD.

I'm glad BF1943 is going free, it shows a lot of respect from EA to the fans.

Persistantthug2926d ago

That was fear of getting sued.

Mister_V2927d ago

"wasn't because the 360 version was a bad port." It's funny that they advertised the PS3 version so hard and yet kinda dropped the ball on the whole thing, what with the input lag and bad voice-chat.

frostypants2927d ago (Edited 2927d ago )

Voice chat on the 360 version isn't without its issues...

"Look o-t, m---, the--'s a sn---- on your ------t...t------you----fffff- -----!"

Hufandpuf2927d ago


Haven't had any issues with the 360 voice chat. however I don't usually hear anyone talking and the only chatting i do on BF3 is through the party system.

Criminal2927d ago

Are you using the in-game voice chat or the party system?

PetitPiPi2926d ago

"the only chatting i do on BF3 is through the party system"

Did you forget to read the last part of Hufandpuf's 2 line comment? Smh.

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DiRtY2927d ago

why exclusivity? Because Sony paid us.

That sums it up.

Criminal2927d ago

It's fair what Sony did, but I just don't like DLC deals in general, be it BF, CoD, or whatever.

gcolley2927d ago

i don't think it is fair. both activision and ea/dice will make plenty of money off game sales. they are just being greedy at our expense just like nearly every other corporation out there. these companies no longer care about their customers, only our wallets.

worse case senario is when Sony delayed xbox ghostbusters in PAL regions for 6 months or something because they owned the rights in that region. granted that was from one of the 3 console makers and we know how they all conduct themselves. a month for cod map packs is pretty damn crappy as well, especially from activision.

my point being, common decency takes a back seat to greedy executives as usual. unfortunately fanboys can't get passed their obsessive branding disorder to see what is really going on.

Soldierone2927d ago

Anyone with a problem behind Sony paying for the exclusive time of DLC better not be a fan of MS pulling the same moves with Call of Duty. MS and Acti are WAY worse than EA and Sony right now.

I think this will lead to a long healthy relationship between the two companies. It's something that is needed if EA wants to surpass COD, and eventually the two games (medal of honor as well) will be even and its that very point this will get extremely fun as gamers. I'm more interested to see what MS does with Acti's contract expired, and what Acti will do now that BF3 slid rather high up the totem pole.

HmongAmerican2927d ago

MS would just give them another million to do it all over again.