Battlefield 3 To Add Subscription Service?

VentureBeat recently did an interview with Patrick Soderlund concerning the future of the series. The interview as usual, covers various points of Battlefield 3, what has been done, what’s being done, and has an interesting question at the end. What about a subscription service? Soderlund notes that EA/DICE is looking at the option in an effort to maximize their investment. What Soderlund doesn’t say though, is that this is official:

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That may take us to different places, but we’re not really talking about where that is yet.

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A subscription service for Battlefield 3 could range from a set monthly price, which gives a player access to a bunch of new content, or BattleElite. A paid version of Battlelog (not likely in any sense). But what about an MMO-FPS (and lay-off, that post is from 2008)? At one point Battlefield 3 was speculated to be an MMO-FPS, the first of it’s kind. Clearly this didn’t happen, nor will it likely happen. The infrastructure has been built, and won’t be switched. If you are truly concerned about losing the Battlefield 3 that we’re all familiar with, then it’s probably good to read a comment from earlier in the interview:

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Well, the Games label, which is what I oversee, is actually full of fans. We are the fans. Let’s never forget that we are here to make games that we want to play. And arguably, if we make a game that we think is great and that we want to play — obviously we need to be objective — but if you do that you’re ultimately going to win over the audience. Because we are the audience. That’s one way of looking at it, and that’s the approach that we take. That’s really worked for us.

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Again, a Battlefield 3 subscription subscription is being looked at, but it’s not official.