Well we have a new rumor for you, and at least it's not about Call of Duty: Black Ops. But it is about its counterpart of sorts, Battlefield 3.
DICE isn't ready to have you stop playing Battlefield 3 anytime soon. According to Battlefieldo, the company is set to announce a new Battlefield Premium service aimed to give you more content, à la Call of Duty Elite. Their plan is to extend the life of the game up to 18 months after the shooters release. Who wouldn't love that?
From the Battlefieldo website:
Battlefield™ Premium will land you a number of content drops with unique in-game items not available anywhere else. First out is the one-of-a-kind Premium knife and black dog tag, plus a set of soldier camos, weapon camos, dog tags and Assignments that will make sure you stand out and get more personalization options.
Now we already know that the Close Quarters DLC is coming out June 12th. Could this new service be announced at E3 on June 4th, during the Electronic Arts press conference? Only time will tell.
This rumor certainly adds to the comments Intrim DICE CEO, Patrick Back, told VG 24/7 recently:
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.
If this does indeed turn out to be true, I think it's a great move. Don't get me wrong, I love pretty much all of the Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Medal of Honor games, but pumping them out every single year is starting to get a little old. Give us something to anticipate and look forward to. During those long 2 or possibly 3 years, companies can put more work into the development of their games and give us a stellar product.
Do you think it's a good move for companies to extend the game life of a game, to almost 2 years? Or are you ok with buying these new FPS games every year?