Electronic Arts and Battlefield 3 developer DICE announced today the launch of Battlefield 3 Premium, a subscription service for Battlefield 3 players that offers all of the upcoming DLC, extra content, features and more for a price of $49.99.
The service launches today on PS3, with Xbox 360 and PC following the week after. Subscribers will get all of the DLC packs two weeks earlier than scheduled, with the first two, Close Quarters and Armored Kill, featuring intense close range infantry combat and all out vehicle warfare.
"Battlefield 3 is the most physical, dynamic and progressive shooter experience on the market," announced Battlefield 3 Producer Patrick Bach. "At DICE, we are dedicated to connecting our fans around the world, nurturing their competitive spirit and delivering new content that exceeds their every expectation. That is what Battlefield 3 Premium is designed to do.
"Battlefield 3 Premium gives our fans a massive amount of gameplay, early access and exclusive offerings at an incredible price. The sheer amount of brand new themed content available in Battlefield 3 Premium is staggering. We're rolling out the red carpet and giving Battlefield 3 gamers the VIP treatment they deserve."
There is a total of four planned downloadable expansions on top of Back to Karkand, including Close Quarters, Armored Kill, Aftermath and End Game.