Battlefield 3 DLC packs to be released for PS3 owners first

With Battlefield 3 now just over a month away from release, gamers who will play the upcoming first person shooter on the Playstation 3 console will get something a little bit extra. As announced on the official Playstation blog site, all of the game's upcoming DLC packs will be released first for PS3 owners of the game. This will begin with the pack Back to Karkand, which will feature revamped versions of four older Battlefield 2 maps along with new weapons, vehicles and more. Back to Karkand and all future DLC packs will be released for the PS3 one week before they become available for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Battlefield 3.

This move by Sony and the game's publisher Electronic Arts is an obvious response to a similar deal for rival Activision's Call of Duty series. All of the DLC packs for its past few Call of Duty  first person shooter games were made available for the the Xbox 360 consoles a few weeks before they were released for the first person shooter's other platforms.

As previously announced this week, EA will launch the multiplayer open beta test for Battlefield 3 one week from today, on September 29. The beta test will allow PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 owners to play online on the Operation Metro map with the Rush gameplay mode. The beta test will also feature Battlelog, EA's free online service that will track player stats in Battlefield 3 along with communication features with fellow players. The full version of Battlefield 3 is due for release on October 25.

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8 Comments

Astra.Xtreme said,
Oh well, it's only a week.
I don't think it's a very good idea to make them wait any longer. This won't affect PS3 owners and will simply annoy Xboxers. I say this relating to my experience with CoD.

Can't wait to try this out. I've got both this and CoD preordered and paid for. I've always been more of a fan of CoD because of it's response. With Battlefield, it feels like you're floating around and you have to really play around with settings to speed things up to a reasonable rate. If there's no difference this time around, I'll be getting my money back before it's wasted.

dogmai79 said,
Can't wait to try this out. I've got both this and CoD preordered and paid for. I've always been more of a fan of CoD because of it's response. With Battlefield, it feels like you're floating around and you have to really play around with settings to speed things up to a reasonable rate. If there's no difference this time around, I'll be getting my money back before it's wasted.

That's because CoD is only a map with a few players, kinda like CSS. Actually pretty much like CSS, while in the other hand BF has a huge map, with a destructible environment, 32 players, vehicles, etc.

EA sucked up to consoles yet again..but really PC gamers are getting screwed and forced to load Origin to play the damn thing... its BS! I don't want to load Origin to play it, I shouldn't have to load another pc of software to use this game!

so the game isnt even out yet and they already have a DLC waiting? This is why DLC's are a scam and no one should get them. if they have content ready to sell you right after the game is released they should put that in the $60 game that you just bought.

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