CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 18:43:
Julio wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 17:15:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 16:55:
Julio wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 16:48:
So open beta is next week, launch is the week after?
Game comes out March 17
They're up against the Grand Theft Auto V juggernaut on the PC, I suspect you'll see a sharp discount for Hardline in April/May.
Definitely worth waiting on the discounts, EA does drop the price on BF pretty quick after launch.
Maybe on BF but not necessarily on Premium which is pretty much mandatory if you want to play BF in MP.
You're going to be paying between $60 to $100 for the base game or digital deluxe + premium for a very long time. It may go down to $60 in total for this year's xmas sale ($30 for the base game and $30 for premium) but I wouldn't even bet on that. EA's usual MO is more like dropping the base game to $29.99 but still sell premium at $49.99.
As for myself I'm done with BF thanks to the whole premium ripoff business. If I could get the full game plus all DLC as a preorder bonus deal for €50 max, fine, I might bite, but I'm not paying €60 just for the base game and another €50 for premium. Are they retarded? Fuck that shit.
Nah. I'll do the same as with BF4. Wait for Hardline to go on Origin Free Game Time and then I'll play the single player campaign for free and when done uninstall in true kthxbye fashion. They're not getting a single cent from me until they adopt their pricing and business model to something that makes some fucking sense for a change.
sigh, feel like i have to keep bringing this up.. oh well...
BF 1942 + all expansions = $110
BF 2 + all expansions = $110
BF 3 + all expansions = $110
BF 4 + all expansions = $110
this is a 13 year old pricing structure that has remained unchainged. so please do your homework before working yourself into a hatestorm over this.
not to mention that $110 13 years ago is worth more than $110 today. So by pure logic each iteration of the series + all expansions become cheaper each time.
also, having the DLC is by no means the "only way to go". most servers are running stock maps. Each expansion is usually populated for 1-2 months after it's launched, and after that they all but disappear, save for a few dedicated servers. there hasn't been a populated carrier mode in months, and that was the 3rd expansion.
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