Now, onto the news. Just announced on the Battlelog news, among other places, the next three expansion packs for Battlefield 3 have been announced.

Coming June 2012, Battlefield 3: Close Quarters will be released, featuring multiple, well, close-quarters themed maps focused on tight infantry combat, featuring new weapons and maps.

"The HD Destruction in Close Quarters lets players riddle the environment with bullets, reducing entire locales to ruin. Everything from furniture to plaster can be shot to pieces, and players can see the result of the mayhem as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor.The tight level design and many opportunities for vertical gameplay mean players will need to bring their A game if they want to stay alive in this highly competitive theater of war."

— Article

Also announced, coming in Fall 2012, is Battlefield 3: Armored Kill, an expansion themed on vehicular combat.

"This fall will also bring the expansion pack Battlefield 3: Armored Kill. Featuring all-out vehicle warfare with new tanks, ATV’s, and mobile artillery, it also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history."

— Article

Lastly, Battlefield: End Game was announced. No details about this were released, other than that you can expect it in winter of 2012 (If the world doesn't end. Maybe that's why they called it that.)

So, what does this mean? It means that the long-awaited DLC Announcement has finally arrived. I personally am very excited for Armored Kill, and I can't wait to see what else it has in store for us.