Electronic Arts is going to give Battlefield 3 players some extra content and online services, but it will cost extra. Reuters reports that EA is expected to officially announce their plans for Battlefield Premium at their E3 2012 press conference later today in Los Angeles.
When the service goes live later this year, Battlefield 3 players can have the choice to pay $50 a year for extra services such as the the ability to erase their game statistics. They will also get exclusive in-game items such as dogtags and knives. In addition, Battlefield 3 players on the PS3 will be able to play new maps and content in the game two weeks ahead of everyone else with a Battlefield Premium subscription.
Activision has already launched its own similar online service for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gamers called Call of Duty Elite. Despite some launch issues and the fact that PC players still don't have their own version, Call of Duty Elite has signed up 10 million users, two million of which have paid $50 for a year's worth of extra content, services and more.
It should be interesting to see if a lot of Battlefield 3 players, who have been playing the game for nearly a year, will sign up for a paid service.
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