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Battlefield 3 Expansions Coming One Week Early To PS3

Call of Duty DLC always arrives earlier for Xbox 360 fans, but PlayStation 3 owners have something to crow about, too.

DICE Jr. Product Manager Tommy Rydling gave us some great Battlefield 3 information over at the PlayStation Blog.

First, he reminded us of the open beta dates for the PlayStation Netweork: the test starts on September 29 and runs through October 10. You can join just by going to the PlayStation Store and downloading the BF3 demo (that's the beta). We'll be running around the "bombed-out metro tunnels on the outskirts of Paris;" sounds like fun! You're also in the beta if you redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass; this actually lets you participate a few days early on September 27.

In addition, PS3 fans get a bonus: starting with the first expansion pack - Back to Karkand, set to be released later this year - all new packs for BF3 "will appear one week early exclusively on PS3." So yeah, Modern Warfare 3 DLC will come to Microsoft's console first but if you're more of a Battlefield 3 fan, you might want the PS3 version, so you can grab those packs a week early.

Related Game(s): Battlefield 3

Tags: battlefield 3, bf3, bf3 dlc, bf3 expansions, battlefield 3 beta

9/22/2011 10:23:16 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

maxpontiac
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:47:47 AM
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The MW3/BF3 conflict continues..

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TrophyHunter
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:41:23 PM

It will continue for a long time i think

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Beamboom
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:56:57 PM

... And it's almost looking like it is about to transform into a ps3 vs x360 fight too.

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Nynja
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:50:24 AM
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A week exclusivity seems a bit weak...though, better than EA telling us that they inked the deal with MS instead.

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79transam
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:57:14 AM
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Am I the only one who never got mad or upset about COD stuff arriving earlier on 360? While this is nice it's hardly a deal maker/breaker for me on any game

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TrophyHunter
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:43:15 PM

Im not mad, but thats because I don't really care for COD

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Alienange
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:01:08 PM

I'm sure a trophy hunter doesn't care about a lot of things.

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Clamedeus
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:05:05 PM

Same, stuff like that doesn't effect me. Hell, even my friends don't care about early DLC. I have a lot of patience so I can wait doesn't matter to me.

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FM23
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 11:30:57 AM
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Well I guess thats great news, doesn't change my life and shouldn't for others as well. And I'm pretty sure the first DLC pack is free when you pre-order BF3

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:02:47 PM
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It may only be a week but that's better than nothing, it's great to see Dev's supporting the PS3, especially for this years top Military FPS. Yes you get "Back to Karkland" free for pre-order and Battlefield 1943 for buying BF3. An astounding deal.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:41:10 PM
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I'm wondering if Sony paid for this or if EA is simply countering MW's exclusive nature on the 360.

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Beamboom
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 2:02:17 PM

Interesting question but I don't really see why this would benefit EA... Only value I can think of is that it has a marketing value for Sony. So I think it must be a deal with them?

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TrophyHunter
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:44:55 PM
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This is a D1P for shure.

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Lawless SXE
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:20:30 PM
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Ugh, I didn't care for it when CoD did it and I don't care for it now. Timed exclusivity is a waste of time.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 5:00:04 AM

Agreed. This practice is horrible (though a week of exclusivity makes this example pretty mild...and pointless) and I remain opposed to it regardless of the perpetrator.

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firesoul453
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:34:15 PM
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lol DLC

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Dustinwp
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 1:44:24 PM
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I really am not a fan of this practice no matter which console/product you own. If a consumer pays the same amount, for the same product, they should get the same support! Now, if they want to charge $40-$50 for the PS3 version of MW3 and $60 for the X360 version and vice versa with BF3, I'm cool with that.

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Helghast
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 2:25:30 PM
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I don't really care that we get it before 360, just the fact that 360 does not get it first. I would be perfectly happy if both consoles got it at the same time. This exclusivity crap is ridiculous.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 3:08:00 PM
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This is Sony paying for the exclusivity. Anyone that is on the fence as to what console to buy BF3 on will see this news and possibly be swayed towards Sony. Also, some people may think the game will be better on the PS3 now that EA is favoring Sony even though it is a slight nepotism. I know it probably doesn't matter but it may look this way to other less informed gamers.

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Darwin1967
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 3:49:18 PM
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With COD ELITE on the market, there had BEST not be this whole xbox gets it first especially since people are paying 50.00 for Elite. That should place EVERYONE on a level playing field...but as with all things Activision, I wouldn't put it past them to continue their illicit love affair with xobx.

At least EA is being gracious and doing it by one week....one month is just absurd.

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DazeOfWar
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 5:23:55 PM
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Doesn't matter to me as I was buying it on the PS3 anyways. I'm also not buying COD this year and putting my more towards something else that will deserve it more like maybe Rage.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 5:39:24 PM
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This issue is doing EA a big favour though.

Something tells me BF3 will be one of the biggest seller this year and it's gonna stop MW3 from breaking any records.

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Alienange
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 9:04:28 PM
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A week?! ONE week?? Mwahahahaaa... How petty do they think we are?

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___________
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 3:12:28 AM
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how ironic.
i still remember the other day when dyer had a pot shot at M$ because of all the exclusive DLC they had inferring it was a waste of money.
then they go do the exact same thing!
what a bunch of hypocrites!


while antivision and bethesda have been in bed with M$, EA has been getting it on with $ony.
i wish all this BS platform timed exclusives would stop!
its just unfair to the fans.
you should be saying thank you for buying our game!
not f*ck you for buying our game on the wrong platform!

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