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More subscription services like Battlefield 3 Premium sound like a good deal to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, according to a GamesIndustry International interview. Gibeau said the one-time purchase subscription for current and upcoming Battlefield 3 downloadable content could lead to similar deals for other EA properties.
EA wants to sell you more stuff for your pre-existing stuff.


"We actually think our Premium service exceeds what Elite does--from a value standpoint, from a content standpoint, and longer term we think that we can bring more properties into that offering and that'll be great for the business," Gibeau said. While EA had considered the service before the game's launch, it took additional time to prepare, he said.

"This is an industry where people have a lot of oneupsmanship and if somebody innovates, you match it or you exceed it."

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So,what say you,does this means we can expect EVEN more rip-offs and milkage from EA in the future?
Discuss...
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I'm usually against DLC in most forms, but BF3's premium doesn't seem all that bad. If that's the way EA is going with their DLC sales, then it could be much worse.

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EA can do what they want, only one I got was for BF3.
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Nothing to discuss really... more of the same. Battlefield 3 is the last EA game I'm going to buy until they realize the customer comes first, then money, and not the other way around.
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milking = bad.

I will not be part of any such milking scheme.

Sure I bought BF3, but I ain't buying no premium bull that they were too cheap to include in the original game. Or the fact that they won't release custom mod tools for BF3 since they know their paid content won't be able to contend with free community created content.
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Yep, if you bought Premium you're encouraging them to do more crap like this thumb.gif well done, guys ¬.¬
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This is horrible and here is why:


They (EA) are going to make developers leave content out of the original game so that they could sell the content later on. Then they are going to charge $60 for a (free-to-play) game. You then have to buy the content for a game that you have already paid for... lets say maybe $50. This will all be delivered digital which lowers the over-head cost for EA to put it in stores which in turn makes them a massive profit. NO THANKS!!! As soon as i loose interest in BF3 Origin will NEVER be installed on any pc that I own. This is my opinion and my own 2cents on the matter. ph34r-smiley.gif
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seems like they're more worried about DLCs than actually fixing the game itself rolleyes.gif
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I dont necessarily care about paying more for premium, but i really want user created maps. A lot of the time they can be a lot more balanced or creative and not having them is a huge negative. Valve wins in this area
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