DICE has talked about the fact that Battlefield 3 will be getting multiple add-on DLC offerings once the game is released. The studio has been restructured to focus on getting the DLC content out for Battlefield in a steady stream to help maintain the sales momentum as well as to gain interest from the players.
While nothing specific has been announced regarding Battlefield 3′s DLC in terms of content or price, it’s now clear it has been a major part of the game’s development for long time.
Asked if the company intends to offer the same level of ongoing support for Battlefield 3 players as rival series Call of Duty does, creative director Lars Gustavsson told MCV the developer has “completely restructured” the studio around its plans for add-on content for the upcoming FPS.
“Nowadays, we have operations team who looks at the title when it starts getting closer to launch (or long before) with potential downloadable content and so on, to really have a plan,” he said.
“Otherwise you’re quite likely to start slipping. If you’re focusing just before release on what you’re going to ship post-launch, then I think you have problems.
“So, yes there is a massive plan in place.”
DICE will reveal their DLC strategy shortly after the release of the game. No word yet on how much DLC is planned, but we would not be surprised if the studio follows the lead of other titles with a Season Pass offering for the DLC content according to some sources.
Battlefield 3 will be out on October 28 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC