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Confirmed: Battlefield 4 Premium subscription coming

Game will have similar subscription service as its predecessor, developer DICE confirms.

As expected, DICE has confirmed that a Battlefield 4 Premium service is in the works and will be made available later this year. We were the first to reveal the existence of a Premium service in our leaked Battlefield 4 details.

Battlefield 4 premiumBattlefield 4 Premium service will likely follow in the footsteps of the BF3 Premium membership. Benefits of that included free access to all DLC, some extra in-game items, more Battlelog features, etc. To date, over 3 million players have purchased a Premium subscription, which generated lots of additional revenue for EA.

Now Battlefield 4 game director Lars Gustavsson confirmed to DigitalSpy that DICE is will “definitely do Premium for Battlefield 4”. He added that BF3 Premium was well received by the community and that this is “definitely something we’re going to continue with”.

Yesterday it was confirmed that BF3 Premium members will have access to the upcoming Battlefield 4 beta, which will be released this Fall. So far Premium members have gotten quite a lot of mileage out of their $50 subscription: 4 additional expansion packs (each would retail at $15 separately), lots of extra weapons and gadgets, strategy guides, bonus content, and more.

Hopefully DICE will expand on the Battlefield 4 Premium service and offer additional features for gamers. The first Battlefield 4 DLC has already been confirmed and will be available for free to those who pre-order the game on Origin.

Battlefield 4 premium will likely retail at $50 as a one-time fee, just like last time.

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  1. phobia
    March 28th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    You’re making it sound like we got that much more with Premium… the weapons and gadgets were included in those expansion packs, the strategy guides were hardly relevant and only the artwork booklet was worthwhile of the bonus content. I would have rather gotten the newer gamemodes added to the vanilla maps instead of the bonus content.

    OT: It all depends on the timing, no way I’m going to let myself get tricked into pre-ordering for 60 or 70 bucks and then pay 50 bucks for premium a month later.

  2. SgtDeathAdder
    March 28th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Great so is not a 70$ game it is a 120$ game

  3. Billy Anderson
    March 28th, 2013 at 11:16 am

    kiddies with mommy and daddy credit cards will eat this up!!!!

  4. TexN
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    If we compare to MMO’s premium is only as ~ 4 months sub.
    I don’t think it’s too bad.

    • phobia
      March 28th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      A) This is not a MMOG.
      B) A lot of MMOG’s are making the switch to f2p, besides WoW and EVE.

  5. whatever
    March 28th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    “BF3 Premium was well received by the community….” – In fact, it was so well received, that it managed to completely segregate the community, and the number of servers running any of the expansion maps are pretty much history. The overwhelming majority of them are empty 24/7. Well done, EA.

    “…lots of extra weapons and gadgets, strategy guides, bonus content…” – They promised they’d give us more than just one crappy weapon in AM and EG. All we got was a shitty crossbow, and a DICE exclusive weapon which they only had to unlock for everyone else. “Oh we have no new weapons for you guys, here, have a pistol we’ve been using since the release, there’s your brand new weapon, buy Premium!”. Well done, EA and DICE.

    Strategy guides are useless, they don’t show us anything new at all, but hey, at least we got some awesome bonus pictures we can spice up our desktops with! Oh yeah, that is SO hardcore, especially when coupled with the last bonus content of a measly three cheap dogtags.

    BF4 will repeat the cycle.

    • WOOT FTW
      March 28th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      No. Premium says that you get 20+ weapons. BTK and CQ had those 20 weapons. We all thought, including me, that we would get more weapons with premium latter on, but no. It’s a good, decisive, business move. I have learned to READ the description closly and if it’s too good to be true, it must be EAs work. I will not get premium.

  6. Killzone VII
    March 28th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Agreed, I do think it was well worth it for the amount of content you got, especially when looking at the season passes of other games (Don’t even get me started on MW3, and Gears of War 3 gave you all the map packs, but weapon skins still had to be purchased separately, for ANOTHER $50, same with Gears of War Judgment)

    Personally, I think with BF4 Premium, they need to stretch out the weapon packs, (say 5 in each pack instead of 10 in the first two) and GIVE US REASON TO GET CAMOS. For instance, each month we get a new camo that is AVAILABLE FOR ALL GUNS, maybe we still need to complete a simple challenge (10 headshots, 100 kills with said gun), but that way we will have camos for the guns we want, and not the same 3 re-used over and over on shitty guns nobody uses like BF3 premium did.

    Side note, I liked the idea of Black and Gold Dogtags for premium users, but there weren’t many of them, maybe this time give us the option to have all Dogtags, (even those included in the base game) Black and Gold.

  7. Premium
    April 10th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    @Everyone saying bf3 premium was a waste of money: You do realise that it’s cheaper than buying all expension packs seperately, and besides that; you get acces to bf4 beta, which I think is pretty damn awesome 🙂

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