Why Battlefield 3 Back To Karkand Didn't Include Dragon Valley

Battlefield 3's "Back to Karkand" expansion included remakes of four of the most popular maps from Battlefield 2. One map that wasn't included was Dragon Valley. In a new interview with EA's gaming show PWNED, lead designer Niklas Fegraeus explained why they decided not to use it.

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Yi-Long4299d ago

... so the B2K mappack was free. They're pretty much the best maps in the game.

If I would have been stuck with just the 9 maps that come with BF3, I probably wouldn't be playing the game anymore, cause too many of those levels kinda lack that Battlefield freedom we know and love.

Maps like Metro, Crossing the Seine, Tehran Highway and Damavand Peak are just too small and straighforward for my liking. It seems like they were put in mostly to win over the CoD crowd, sadly.

Hellsvacancy4299d ago

Buyin the LE edition doesnt make any difference, i had to buy the game again last week as my old copy got wasted, i gotta dlc code with the standard version

PM if you want it or know someone that does, im a kind mofo like that

arjman4298d ago

But then Caspian, Firestorm, Kharg and Nohshahr more than make up for them

Snookies124298d ago

Yeah dude, I got my Back to Karkand code and online pass from a Blockbuster rental haha.

Intentions4298d ago

Did you know that B2K was already on the disk? (Regardless of what edition you got)

Pandamobile4298d ago

What? No.

It was included in the PC patch that came out about a week beforehand.

For consoles it was part of the patch that came out on B2K's release date.

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ElliePage4298d ago

I wouldn't mind a map pack with new asian inspired settings. Maybe just like out in the streets or w/e. Make it completely new instead of porting over old maps (while still including Dragon Valley in that map pack).

JellyJelly4298d ago

I think all of the maps in the game are more or less amazing. The ones I like the least are probably Metro and Tehran Highway, but they are still great compared to maps in other FPS games. BF3 set a new standard in map design imo. Firestorm is just mindblowing.

Hufandpuf4298d ago

I didn't like Dragon Valley that much anyway. Now what they should have remade was Great Wall, now that has an Asian setting and a castle to siege.

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EA Announces Record Q1 Financial Results Driven By Star Wars Jedi: Survivor & FIFA

Today Electronic Arts announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2024, related to the period between April 1 and June 30, 2023.

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Aussieguy62d ago

Because so many crazy people spend a crap load of money on Fifa Ultimate team


EA CEO Would Love to Continue Star Wars Jedi Franchise; Not Currently Engaged in Acquisitions

EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson was asked about the company's plans for the Star Wars franchise and the possibility of acquisitions.

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Christopher63d ago

They're not looking to acquire, but are they looking to be acquired? That's the big question now with companies like EA, T2, etc.

badboyz0962d ago

EA relies way to much on their licensed ip's which isn't a good thing for a Buyer.

-Foxtrot63d ago

I really want them to finish up Cal's story so LucasFilm are free to use him in a TV show or Film if he survives in the end anyway

Cal or Ezra should be rebuilding the Jedi Temple Order...not Rey.

CrimsonWing6963d ago

Please do. These Jedi games have been exceptionally top tier.

StarkR3ality62d ago

Other than their performance but yeah

CrimsonWing6962d ago

I didn’t really run into performance issues, but I played it on PS5.

neomahi62d ago

We don't want it, let someone else develop Star Wars

Tacoboto62d ago

1. Yes we do want it
2. One of the biggest recent announcements has been Star Wars Outlaws, developed by someone else.


Black Panther game officially announced from EA's new studio

EA has announced it's developing a brand new third person Black Panther game in conjunction with Marvel at its newly formed Cliffhanger Games.

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DarXyde86d ago

I've always wanted a Black Panther game...

...I can't say I've always wanted EA to make said Black Panther game.

Reserving judgment, but my feeling is that this game, at best, gets a maximum aggregate score of 70 on metacritic. Not really convinced EA has the vision to pull this off.

jznrpg86d ago

Who knows. They have done a couple really good Star Wars game lately.

I have not seen anything at all so I can’t come up with a potential aggregate score.

-Foxtrot86d ago

I don't understand because we have that Captain America game with Black Panther in it set during WW2 coming

I'm pretty sure we'll be able to control him in that aswell

I'd have preferred them tackle another hero like the Punisher, Daredevil, Blade etc

SimpleSlave85d ago

All you need to understand is that Black Panther is an extremely popular character that should've gotten a game a long time ago. And playing second fiddle in a Captain America game ain't it bud.

-Foxtrot85d ago


I doubt he's playing "second fiddle" in that game man, you don't put Black Panther in and don't let us play him.


You mean back in 2005? Like 18 years ago....