Microsoft looking into issues with Xbox One's Battlefield 4 timed exclusive DLC pack

Microsoft had a number of games for the launch of the Xbox One that were either completely exclusive to the console or contained content that would be released first for the Xbox One before any other platform. The latter scenario is the case for the console's version of EA's FPS Battlefield 4, which Microsoft has promoted as giving its players a timed exclusive on its Second Assault DLC, which contains four additional multiplayer maps for the game.

However, many Xbox One players who have also signed up for the Battlefield Premium service have posted word on the game's forums that they have not been able to download the Second Assault DLC, as previously promised. Instead, those users who have logged into the Premium store show the pack listing as "NULL DATA".

Some players who have contacted EA's customer service claim they were told the problem won't be fixed until next week, when the Xbox One's timed exclusive on the Second Assault DLC ends and it will become available to download for all of Battlefield 4's other platforms. A posting on that same thread from an EA representative states that " ... we are aware of this issue and are currently investigating this with Microsoft." We will update this post when more information is released.

Source: Battlefield forums via Eurogamer | Image via EA

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I'm annoyed by Microsoft as a PC Gamer part of my gaming. Why not let PC gamers have access to that map pack at the same time as Xbox Gamers? We've all opted for a system running Microsoft's OS as a gaming machine. Why give the finger to one part of their market and cradle the other?

TCLN Ryster said,
Erm, because it's not Microsoft's map pack, perhaps?

But they've paid for exclusivity to the Xbox platform for a period of time, why not include PC in that?

because Microsoft are not suckers. you already have a PC, probably always had a PC. you probably don't have an xbox, because if you did, you wouldn't be complaining. so they want you to buy an xbox.

By the way Microsoft treated PC gaming in the last 10 years one would be lead to believe MS really really really wants Valve to succeed.

I doubt these deals sell a lot more Xboxes, but it probably sells more copies of the Xbox version of the game, which Microsoft makes money off; they make nothing from a sale of the PC version.

It's EA, since when did they do anything in the interest of PC gamers?
We should be happy that not all of their ports are locked to 30fps.

Aergan said,
It's EA, since when did they do anything in the interest of PC gamers?
We should be happy that not all of their ports are locked to 30fps.

EA will have nothing to do with it. Microsoft will have approached them to work out a deal for timed exclusivity for the Xbox. It would be up to Microsoft to include Windows in the deal.

Shadowzz said,
Cause Microsoft left the PC gaming world a long long time ago.

because MS couldn't compete. like trying to juggle too many apples, their OS, office.. they couldn't hang in the peripheral hardware way back when.

chrisj1968 said,

because MS couldn't compete. like trying to juggle too many apples, their OS, office.. they couldn't hang in the peripheral hardware way back when.


But they can launch the Xbox, pump tons of development into Windows RT and Windows Phone. MS could've taken over quite easily, just go with something steam like and tadá, just a fraction of what the Xbox teams take in effort and manpower.

McKay said,
I'm annoyed by Microsoft as a PC Gamer part of my gaming. Why not let PC gamers have access to that map pack at the same time as Xbox Gamers? We've all opted for a system running Microsoft's OS as a gaming machine. Why give the finger to one part of their market and cradle the other?

Because PC gamers aren't family guys into their 4th decade not knowing what's going on and PC gamers gave MS the middle finger anyway. Games for Windows made accepted by none and even European Governments are migrating away from Microsoft's services in general. Only extremely few US agencies giving millions like they're theirs to adopt some of said services.

EU isnt leaving MS behind, few countries try or tried switching to Linux. And they always come back after realizing it is much more expensive and troublesome then Windows ever was.

Also MS never got a finger in the PC gaming as a publisher and supporter. We (the PC gamers) did not gave MS the finger, maybe you did.

Age of Empires, MS Flight Simulator, Freelancer, black & white, fable, Mechwarrior...
These are all games best of their classes, all under the wing of MS... Valve only had Half Life and Counterstrike and with that base set up Steam.....

Valve did nothing extra-ordinary. I loved Half Life but it was just a game. Steam was nothing to write home about at first. I think i bought my first Steam game something like 2 or even 3 years after Half Life 2 came out. Valve succeeded mostly because nobody cared enough to compete against them. Now unless MS wake uk it's gonna back fire cause computer gaming is making a come back and Steam is like the main platform. Mac gaming is gaining traction. Half my game in my Steam library support Mac and to be honest the only one i would miss if i was to switch to Mac would be Skyrim. 10 years ago Linux gaming was non-existant and Mac gaming was laugable. Now Mac gaming is slowly becoming a serious competitor and Linux gaming is laughable but there and slowly growing. Unless MS wake up Steam could hurt them a lot 10 years from now imo. I think Steam Box is a serious threat. I'm not saying it will be a success but it should not ba taken lightly by MS.

Shadowzz said,
EU isnt leaving MS behind, few countries try or tried switching to Linux. And they always come back after realizing it is much more expensive and troublesome then Windows ever was.

Also MS never got a finger in the PC gaming as a publisher and supporter. We (the PC gamers) did not gave MS the finger, maybe you did.

Age of Empires, MS Flight Simulator, Freelancer, black & white, fable, Mechwarrior...
These are all games best of their classes, all under the wing of MS... Valve only had Half Life and Counterstrike and with that base set up Steam.....

ok, even if the PC gamers gave MS the finger.. why would they? people wouldn't give MS the finger without a reason.