DICE unveils new Battlefield 3 Premium Edition package
In a press release today DICE revealed plans to release a new package deal bundling Battlefield 3 with the already released Premium content. Basically, by purchasing Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, players will get the regular BF3 game and BF3 Premium bundled together. So, instead of buying them seperately, you’ll get the full experience in one shot, combining the game, the DLC that has released so far, and all future planned DLC.
The bundle, priced at $69.99 USD, is supposed to offer players who haven’t yet joined the Battlefield brotherhood an easy way in. Obviously, if you’ve already purchased a copy of BF3, all you’ll need to do is get Premium and you won’t be missing out on anything. The bundle doesn’t offer anything new or anything additional to what veteran players already have, just discounts it.
One additional item that comes with Premium Edition is a ‘Multiplayer Head-Start Kit. Basically, it will automatically unlock 15 different weapons, gadgets, and vehicle upgrades from the start, letting new players jump straight into the game.
Do you think it’s a good idea for EA and DICE to release a bundled package like this? It seems a little unfair to the players who bought Premium when it first released as this is a little bit of a discount, especially since it’s still relatively new. Do you feel the same? If you haven’t played BF3 yet, does this give you a little more push to pick up the shooter?
Battlefield 3 Premium Edition will be releasing in the US on September 11th and the rest of the world a few days later on September 13th. In the mean time, why don’t you check out the announcement trailer from GamesCom just below?