Leaked Battlefield Premium Fact Sheet Hits The Web

Lots of rumors about Battlefield Premium have flooded the Internet recently. However, aside from an early June launch date and what appears to be a firm 39.99 price point across currencies, we know precious little. That may have changed however, thanks to a NeoGaf poster named excaliburps, who has posted what is either a leaked fact sheet for the service, or an incredible forgery.

According to the sheet, the June 4th launch is confirmed, and members will get early access to expansion packs, priority access to BF3 servers, exclusive events, and a $49.95 price for US users. There’s more of course, but rather than waste your time telling you about it, here’s the sheet itself:

So, what do you think? Forgery or not, are you interested in Battlefield Premium? Sound off in comments.

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3 Comments on Leaked Battlefield Premium Fact Sheet Hits The Web

SXO

On May 30, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Short answer: No

Long answer: I would never support this kind of business model for non-MMO multiplayer games. In fact I prefer the shift in the MMO space to the non-subscription business models, be they micro-transaction based, or the pay once and play forever style found in the original Guild Wars. I knew as soon as Activision’s CoD Elite service proved profitable it was only a matter of time before EA went the same route, and it sets a terrible precedent. If this kind of thing really takes off it’ll only be a matter of time before the paying subscribers get even more content (devaluing the non-subscriber content) and a greater edge in gameplay (imagine gear that’s as overpowered as the explosive shotgun rounds were) as an incentive to get more players to subscribe.

Add to that the further fragmentation of the player community. I’m still highly against charging for map packs (adding some weapons and vehicles doesn’t turn a map pack into an “expansion” IMHO) because of this very reason, and back when Bad Company 2 was being promoted EA and DICE both expressed this same opinion regarding map packs. They boasted how their map packs were free unlike those sold by Activision, and how that helped keep the online community from becoming segmented. It’s quite amazing how all that was seemingly forgotten when their DLC plans for BF3 were laid out. Or perhaps it wasn’t, and that’s why they’re also throwing in a handful of weapons and vehicles with each of the DLC packages so they could call them “expansions.” Now they intend to compound this problem by further dividing the community between haves and have-nots with their “Premium” service.

I hope both EA and Activision borrow money from Rhode Island in the near future……….

TheOneS2K

On May 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

What a joke, lol really EA you think I am going to pay $50 for this bull crap I don’t think so!

Marzhase

On May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am

Why not buy it? Aside from EA hate i mean. Back to Karkand alone is worth $15. So its a good value.