Why Battlefield 3 DLC Has Been Taking So Long

Mar 15, 2012, News, PS3 By Samantha Earwood



DICE says the delay in releasing new DLC for Battlefield 3 is due to the team needing to recharge its batteries following the grueling run-in to launching the main game. A post from DICE’s Alan Kertz explained that it took time to ramp up development again after the post-launch lull. The studio would rather take its time and ensure a quality release rather than rush something out quickly.

“The big reason that ‘[DLC is] taking so long’ is that we pushed hard on BF3, and lots of developers pushed vacations, parental leave, and other things for a while to ship a product they could be proud about,” Kertz wrote. “After that was done, it takes a while to get people back into the office and up to speed. Better from our perspective to wait a bit on the DLC and deliver quality content with plans to deliver different types of content for different types of players over the lifetime of BF3, rather than hurry one map out.”

Closely followed by the Back to Karkand map pack, the FPS sequel originally launched back in October. The next expansion,Close Quarters, is due in June with two more add-ons to follow.

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8 Responses to “Why Battlefield 3 DLC Has Been Taking So Long”

  1. Williamsmax34 says:


  2. Monpekokero says:

    If you want to play bf3 on ps3…..monpek

  3. Joshin Davis says:

    well you better do summink about how fuckin slow BF3 is cause personally the game is SHIT gun reaction timing is way out your fuckin sprint is shit your game is shit that is all MW3 lover ♥

  4. Poolena says:

    I dont mind waiting for a DLC. The maps in the game right now i believe are fine, minus 1 or 2 i dont like but otherwise they are great. So I dont mind waiting for a new DLC since they are taking time to make it right. Also I think there are plenty of great guns right now that i never get tired of using, so the assignments for each map pack i dont really need too bad. glad to know dice doesnt care to much about the money and wants to deliver quality

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