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Battlefield 3 was built for the long haul

| April 28, 2012

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Battlefield 3 was built for the long haul according to Patrick Bach of DICE.  As evidenced in the post launch patch support, DICE is committed to the games long term success, giving players above average returns for their gaming dollars spent.  With Battlefield 3 due three expansions over the next year, Bach explains the company’s 12-18 month support window for the game.

“We’re very keen on listening to the community,” says DICE“We at DICE, we only focus on Battlefield.  We make sure that if you’re a Battlefield player, there should be plenty of Battlefield for you to spend your days on.  And again, we are focusing on giving you 12-18 months of value for Battlefield 3 and the expansion packs we’re releasing,” Bach explained to vg247.  “Depending on what happens, we’ll change things and add to it.  We’re very keen on listening to the community and we read all the forums and posts, we make sure we implement any changes that need to be implemented and of course validate through data.”

This on-going support and expansion plan by DICE could give Battlefield 3 the legs necessary to carry it into the next generation.  It’s pure speculation, but a Battlefield 4 release would fit in nicely with a next generation hardware release.  The developer has been vocal about more powerful consoles to work with, and there’s an evident quality gap between the PC version of Battlefield 3 and its console counterparts on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

At the onset of the current generation, DICE released an Xbox and Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, with graphical upgrades and online functionalities in the next-gen version.  Perhaps we’ll see a repeat, if and when the new consoles are announced.

Battlefield 3’s first expansion since “Back to Karkand” will release this June.

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  • Missionpatriot45

    back to karkand came out in December, Close Quarters will release in June

    • H4ha

      first expansion SINCE Back to Karkand, which means Close Quarters is coming June.

  • Frank

    Good for you BF3 fans. Hopefully Activision learns that CoD every year is bad. I seriously doubt it though. Ex;Tony Hawks and Guitar Hero.

  • njb

    Well at least tony hawks mixed it up every game. After underground 2 it just went down hill.

  • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

    I can’t join my friends in multiplayer the game is broken

    • abc

       that’s because you don’t have friends

      • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

        Stop trolling dude

        • Nailcannon

          works fine for me. game isnt broken.

          • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

            Doesn’t work for my friends either. Might be the Australian servers.

  • Allen

    Still haven’t seen anything that makes me want to buy in on Close Quarters but really looking forward to Armored kill