Battlefield 3
Sony Outs Battlefield 3 Premium Date and Pricing
Written Wednesday, May 30, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Sony has inadvertently revealed the release date and pricing for the Battlefield 3 Premium service in its weekly European PlayStation Store update today.

The listing, which has since been removed, tags the previously rumoured service for launch on Monday, June 4th with a price of £39.99/€49.99/AU$79.95. There's no confirmation or announcement forthcoming from EA, but the publisher is reported to be officially unveiling Battlefield 3 Premium during its E3 presser next week.

June 4th is also listed as the same date for the Battlefield 3 Close Quarters multiplayer DLC, which carries a price of £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95 according to the post. Again, all will likely be revealed during E3 next week. Stay tuned.


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Comment #1 by theShawzer
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:30:41 AM
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Comment #2 by TroubleMaker411
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:38:44 AM
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The price of a whole new game?

I think fucking NOT!

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Comment #3 by tbone452123
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:39:08 AM
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close quarters??? this is not battlefield. close quarters is cod style game, battlefield is open warfare maps thats why I play it, i wont be getting this!

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Comment #4 by Badcompany87
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:44:36 AM
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I have B2K so i would be getting 4 map packs that would mean i would save £8! I think it should have been £30 maybe £35 at the most! I am not sure if i will be getting it now i mean a years membership for plus is the same price! If your going to do a service like this it should be at least a 40% to 50% saving!

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Comment #5 by AndyBeans
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:47:13 AM
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I know this will get voted down by BF fans, but this is simply EA's way of screwing the BF boys like Activision screwed COD fans. I got stung by Elite and will never play another COD again, don't let any love of BF/DICE trick you into buying into EA's version!

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Comment #6 by DiegoLazov
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:47:34 AM
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@3 agree

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Comment #7 by love_handles1987
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:52:20 AM
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@5 - i totally agree. EA is bringing DICE down big time. It's sad to see :(

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Comment #8 by nintendo64X
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 08:52:55 AM
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@5 im new to bf and I whole heartedly agree.

I mean I did plan to get all the dlc's but...jesus, this better be a saving, anyone know the price of what the karkland dlc was in AU price?

I need to see if this is gonna save me or burn a whole in my wallet...gotta multiply the dlc x4

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Comment #9 by nintendo64X
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:01:01 AM
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Oh and to clarify I LOVE bf3, I blame activison's elite service for "inspiring" them.

Also note to karkand dlc owners...DO NOT get this pack, factor the dlcs and the fact you already have one of the maps...

Cheaper for launch owners to skip the premium pack altogether.

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Comment #10 by LukeyCow
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:10:04 AM
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@8, it will cost 92$ for the four dlc's so you will be saving 12$ if you buy this. If you don't have karkand this will save you 35$.
I was planning to get all the dlc's but they cost more than the COD dlc's and theres more of them as well. This is just abserd, Dice a game needs 3 DLC's max. Any more shoes you didnt finish the game properly, i mean i want more maps ect but in a years time i dont think ill still be playing the game.

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Comment #11 by Peskens
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:13:10 AM
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I like the Close Quarters DLC, inside instead of the open field.
But why 15 euros?
10 euro was good enough. EA is stealing from you.

But in 2013, you probaly can buy all the DLC in one for a good price.

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Comment #12 by Donkey-er
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:32:39 AM
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Can't wait for close quarters, 50 bucks for premium is quete steep, so it's totaly depending on what you get with it if I'm gonna get it...

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Comment #13 by MTURNER1985
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:33:20 AM
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"Close Quarters" Getting more like COD!

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Comment #14 by Aboelsas
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:34:26 AM
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so for the US store is to for 11.99 or what i am looking forward to this DLC in particular might get the rest on discount in the future or something especially when there are few servers that actually plays B2K thanks to our friendly administrators !!

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Comment #15 by Bounty V
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:39:10 AM
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I'll be getting Premium if it's cheaper than buying all DLC.

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Comment #16 by TheLuzz
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 09:51:03 AM
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I play both COD and BF3, but it seems more people play COD. Elite had an insane amount of paid subscriptions. I don't see BF3's numbers even coming close to that.

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Comment #17 by jdgkorn
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:02:19 AM
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I'll be "Stalking" the PS store on June 5th... :-)

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Comment #18 by FatalKrouzer
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:02:42 AM
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Haha, Silly EA Tricks are for kids.

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Comment #19 by poetic_justice_
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:07:32 AM
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The CEO of EA is all about profits, not public relations. A la Activision, he would rather capitalize on the BF fan base than cater to gamers with free DLC. It makes sense, from a business standpoint. I'm going to wait and see. I think CQB will be fun - I love Metro - but if EA is going to charge us for more content, then they better PUT A GOOD CHUNK OF THAT MONEY INTO BETTER SERVERS!

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Comment #20 by ForceGrip86
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:22:47 AM
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Wow, the pricing on this is ridiculous. Especially for launch owners who already have the B2K DLC. I'm sure EA will have a statement prepared for this though where they point out that the premium service will also give you some special camos and other small insignificant crap that you can only get through said premium service... like that in their minds will justify such a hefty price tag.

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Comment #21 by Metalboy921
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:31:23 AM
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I won't be getting this... We all knew it was coming though. Anything to make money.

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Comment #22 by Munitttt
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 10:37:41 AM
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First they criticize COD Elite, and then they blatantly copy it. Yup, sounds like EA to me.

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Comment #23 by DMCV
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:13:33 AM
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It amazes me that people would pay a subscription to play ONE game :|

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Comment #24 by Cromag2
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:15:24 AM
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Jackasses... bet EA even offers the suckers who do this a fancy new golden shotgun.

So glad Gamestop took this back when I could actually get money for it!

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Comment #25 by lukey52
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:34:18 AM
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I wanted to check out the new DLC packs but eh, £11.99 a pack? Not a chance. Awful awful move by EA. Pretty sure the Vietnam Expansion for BFBC2 was only £9.99 and that included 5 or 6? new maps and an entire new weapon set, vehicles etc.

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Comment #26 by fishinfool21
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 11:35:04 AM
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This game is getting way to much BULLSHIT. What next more shotguns so you can get raped.

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Comment #27 by robinoyo
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:21:35 PM
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E3 2011, EA press conference, Karl Magnus:

And now I would like to announce our social service "Battlelog". Here you find friends, squad up, create platoons *chuckles*, and it's all: 100% Free. *Laughs even more about how they just killed COD Elite*.

And now??? 50 EURO? REALLY? Every BF veteran already has Karkand, and a 10 Euro discount is just far too small...

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Comment #28 by opt1mus76
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:30:39 PM
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Worst thing is that when BFBC2 was out EA/Dice made big deal of offering the packs at sensible prices compared to CoD but now its gone mad and on top of online pass for those that didn't buy new, you have optional server rental, dlc and now a premium subscription service which is more beneficial to those that either haven't previously bought dlc or only just started playing BF3. If they wanted to add subscription service it should have been in place from day one like Elite and there shouldn't be an online pass

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Comment #29 by Remodrumking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:45:15 PM
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Ha. I'm glad i have a decent paying job so i can get this. It makes me chuckle how angry people get at EA for this..
Personally i really enjoy the online, i'm prepared to pay a bit the asking price for the new packs (as will tons of other people, even those that bitch about the price), to me it actually seems like a good deal.
But whatever, like i said i'm just glad i've got enough money to buy into it.

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Comment #30 by brandaman69
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:04:12 PM
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No u.s pricing too bad

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Comment #31 by WINAS3
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:08:28 PM
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Lmfao I love the: I like that I make good money so I can waste it on companies with their late hypocritical cash grabbing scheme mindset...
BF3 is fun and all but...Fuck that!

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Comment #32 by Crippldogg
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:14:54 PM
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What is that about $50 US? That would be the same as Elite...hmmm, I might bite since I don't have B2K

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Comment #33 by Charlyposho
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:15:48 PM
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I hope that when they announce this on E3, they hear nothing but silence.

But you know what is the worst thing? People will buy it. We should track those and take them down.

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Comment #34 by Banacheckfps
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 03:35:46 PM
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The sad fact of this is that people buy overpriced DLC, so its obvious other companys will do the same its only a matter of time.

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Comment #35 by AvR
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 04:25:03 PM
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And there was me thinking Dice was different D:

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Comment #36 by SGTquig
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 05:15:24 PM
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Gave up on this game once all the "monkey see, monkey do" bullshit started. I'm ready for Bad Co. 3 to come out. Gotta stop the Russians from invading Alaska damnit!!!

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Comment #37 by D3vil0020
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 05:18:58 AM
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EA Games they fuck up everything XD

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