Console Players Will Be Able To Rent Dedicated Servers
EA has revealed three new DLC expansions for Battlefield 3, set to release between June and "winter." Players can expect a claustrophobic infantry-only experience in Close Quarters, while heavy metal shenanigans will be provided by Armoured Kill. End Game, the fourth expansion, is still a mystery but has been confirmed for year's end. On top of this trifold bombardment, EA has also confirmed that console players will soon be able to rent their own dedicated servers.
These three new expansions promise to deliver "fresh and innovative gameplay, new modes and unique environments," and support Battlefield 3's multiplayer community over the next several months. Here are the details courtesy of the press release.
Battlefield 3: Close Quarters (June): In Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, players are dropped into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Frostbite 2 high definition destruction makes the environment come alive as everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces. Players will feel the intensity of the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor, while tight level design and vertical gameplay create a highly competitive environment. Battlefield 3: Close Quarters also introduces new weapons, assignments and unique dog tags to bring back to the base game.
Battlefield 3: Armored Kill (Autumn): Following the tight infantry gameplay of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, DICE will release Battlefield 3: Armored Kill that ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more, Battlefield 3: Armored Kill also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault, including the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Battlefield 3: End Game (Winter): The fourth expansion pack will ship in the winter but details remain tightly guarded.
As mentioned, EA will soon be rolling out a "rent-a-server program" for console players, which will allow PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers to create their own private, public, ranked or unranked matches.