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BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates

The Battlefield Blog has release dates for the Back to Karkand expansion for Battlefield 3. Word is the add-on will come for the PlayStation 3 on December 6th, and on December 13th for Windows PC and Xbox 360. Word is: "If you pre-ordered Battlefield 3: Limited Edition, you will receive this expansion pack at no extra charge. Anyone else can buy it through the in-game store (on consoles), PlayStation Store (PS3), Xbox Live Marketplace (Xbox 360), or on Origin (PC). Come back next week for more epic gameplay footage from Back to Karkand, and have a great gaming weekend!"

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17. Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Dec 2, 2011, 15:41 SXO
 
Verno wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 15:22:
SXO wrote on Dec 2, 2011, 14:49:
Stuff about maps

I can't disagree with most of your statement but just a few points:

- this game only has 9 maps, some of them not so great. It needs more.
- Expansion packs have been an FPS thing for a long time, even before the BF series itself. Heck even BF1942 had expansions for example.
- Server admins can decide how to structure their rotation to allow for people to get an uninterrupted experience. Dice shouldn't be the ones making that decision, there are pros and cons to both approaches.

I sympathize with your position but in this case EA was upfront from the beginning about the BtK stuff being a bonus for preorders. It sucks if you waited for after release but it's the modern publisher method of making money in a world filled with cheap regional keys and used sales on the console side of things.
Please if you plan to quote me, at least read my entire post. I'd like to respond to one thing you said about expansion packs being part of the FPS genre for a long time. I completely agree, but my arguement is whether the volume of content in "Back to Karkand" should really be considered an expansion when in fact it more closely rsembles the size of the "Booster Packs" we've seen for the older BF games.
Also I'd like to reiterate the hypocrisy of EA claiming to be against map packs because the division it creates in the online community, then releasing one and trying to mask it by calling it something else. And I say that as someone who owns the Limited Edition and will be getting the maps for free.
 
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  1. Dec 2, 10:36 Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
  4. Dec 2, 11:13  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Learning
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  3. Dec 2, 11:11  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Fibrocyte
  6. Dec 2, 11:28   Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates MajorD
  5. Dec 2, 11:17 Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
  7. Dec 2, 11:33  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Matshock
  11. Dec 2, 12:33   Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
  12. Dec 2, 13:42    Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Bucky
  8. Dec 2, 11:40  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Elessar
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  10. Dec 2, 11:55  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Fibrocyte
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  13. Dec 2, 14:45 Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
  14. Dec 2, 14:49 Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates SXO
  16. Dec 2, 15:22  Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
>> 17. Dec 2, 15:41   Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates SXO
  21. Dec 2, 15:57    Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates Verno
  24. Dec 2, 16:15     Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates SXO
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  26. Dec 2, 23:08 The real change-log; Client R3 + Server R11 on 6DEC Kevlar
  27. Dec 3, 00:45  Re: The real change-log; Client R3 + Server R11 on 6DEC Bucky
  28. Dec 3, 11:40   Re: The real change-log; Client R3 + Server R11 on 6DEC Sphinx
  29. Dec 3, 13:48 Re: BF3 Back to Karkand Release Dates RoTide


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