In a recent interview, DICE’s Patrick Bach said the studio is focusing on giving players 12 to 18 months of value for Battlefield 3 through DLC and expansions. Speaking to VG24/7 regarding Battlefield 3′s upcoming DLC, Close Quarters, Bach said:
“We make sure that if you’re a Battlefield player, there should be plenty of Battlefield for you to spend your days on. And again, we are focusing on giving you 12-18 months of value for Battlefield 3 and the expansion packs we’re releasing.”
Battlefield 3 is set to receive 3 DLC packs over the next 6 or so months, starting with Close Quarters in June, followed by Armored Kill this Fall, and Operation Endgame towards the end of 2012. Compared to Battlefield 3′s main competitor, Modern Warfare 3, three DLC packs don’t sound like much: Modern Warfare 3 has so far seen 4 DLC packs, with another 5 planned this year. However, Battlefield 3 DLC tends to be more than just a few maps.