Although I'm a bit late on the ball for this, it would seem that DICE and EA are going to be releasing quite a bit of content over the course of the next month. The most well-known one as of late has been the CQ expansion set to launch about midway through next month.
However, prior to this it would seem that DICE (or perhaps just EA) is going to be offering a bundle of content -- named Battlefield Premium. This will bundle in several "content drops with unique items", which apparently includes new cammies, a new knife (Dima's machete?), and a new dogtag, alongside known content such as the CQ expansion.
There will also be a 5th Expansion pack, set for 2013.Read more >
In the third edition of DICE's blog series Inside DICE, Niklas Fegraeus discusses his own past with the videogame industry, as well as the inspiration for HD Destruction.
He makes note of the fact that without process-heavy assets such as vehicles, the DICE team can put much more CPU power towards destruction, which could change the aspect of battle during a match.
Fegraeus also talks about the reasoning for replacing Rush with Conquest-Domination, and adapting the gametype for smaller spaces. (which includes using Team Deathmatch-style spawnpoints.)
Additionally, the poll at the end of the article includes and option stating "Creating my own HD Destruction timelapse video", which could potentially reference Battlerecorder.Read more >
A bit late here, but DICE released a new Inside DICE on the 8th, this time discussing the process of balancing the game, specifically after development and launch.
Inside DICE #2: Turning "Our Game" Into "Your Game"Read more >
Well I didn't believe it at first, but it's been confirmed, three new expansions for Battlefield 3 have been announced.
They are, in order:
- Close Quarters - Set for a June release, Close Quarters sounds to be, of course, a closed-in expansion; it will probably focus on infantry combat, and will, like B2K, feature new weapons and assignments.
- Armored Kill - As its namesake indicates, it will be a vehicle-heavy pack, and is set for a fall launch date. It will feature new tanks, ATVs (like the Quad Bike, probably), and even mobile artillery, as well as what is being called the "biggest map in Battlefield history".
- End Game - Set for a winter release, it's quite likely that, as its namesake would indicate, be the end of BF3 expansions. Very little inf…
If you're subscribed to the EA newsletter, you've probably already been informed to the fact that BF3 players have early access to the ME3 multiplayer demo, and it's now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PC (via Origin). Note that the PlayStation 3 version is currently unavailable, but is "coming soon".Read more >