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It's not only very expensive (again, they use quite a bit of third party software), but a very complicated process. There's a forum thread floating around where a few of the developers go really into detail about the process and it falls in line with why they haven't developed mod tools for the FB engine. If I can find it, I will post the link.

If you actually look at the history of video game prices, you'll find that games aren't actually more expensive, but can even be considered cheaper. This is the case despite the fact the cost of development has increased quite a bit.

Personally, I judge how much a game is worth to me by how much time I'm going to spend playing it. If I can get at least 1 hour per dollar spent, it's worth the money I spent on it. In BF3's case, I got a lot more than my money's worth.

In UK, PC games are actually getting cheaper.

I paid £22 for GRID 2.... £22!!?!?! That's a top, brand new title... The same was for Far Cry 3.

Games back in the day used to cost more than that. But, the worrying factor is that they are cross subsidised by console games... hence they take priority.
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Looks like killilng da turrurests and da ruskies has gotten boring, times to go kills da chinamen. rolleyes.gif

Anyone else want to bet that this was the thinking behind choosing China as an enemy?

and this guy didn't play BF2.
post #63 of 161
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Why not when it probably costs them a lot more to develop them? And although there are some really good modders out there, it would take them a ridiculously long time to make maps of the same quality of those in BF3's DLC, especially ones such as the Aftermath and End Game maps which were extremely well done.

As far as mod tools go, it wasn't really about making more profit, but the fact that they would have to pay out quite a bit for licensing third party tech. that would provide no return. You could say it might have sold more copies of the vanilla game, but the amount would be so small that it really wouldn't be worth how much they would have to pay out.

elder scrolls always manages to get mods in their games. i'm not saying map prices are necessarily a ripoff, but excluding player made add ons so you have no choice to pay more for the companies add ons is lame
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elder scrolls always manages to get mods in their games. i'm not saying map prices are necessarily a ripoff, but excluding player made add ons so you have no choice to pay more for the companies add ons is lame

You do have a choice... you could just not pay...?
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You do have a choice... you could just not pay...?

not paying doesn't suddenly make community modded content available
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Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

not paying doesn't suddenly make community modded content available

I thought you implied you were forced to "pay more for a companies add ons..."
post #67 of 161
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I thought you implied you were forced to "pay more for a companies add ons..."

if you want additional content
post #68 of 161
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Originally Posted by Blackops_2 View Post

You might be right and I just don't realize how hard they work to make a couple of maps. I'm not in the business its just hard to justify it as a consumer considering they're making millions off the game alone.

There was also a time when DLC was free and games were cheaper so it feels like a cash grab.

Sorry I had to delete part of your response my phone just doesn't comply with OCNs mobile interface. Its a struggle to make a post lol

DLC for Battlefield games have never been free...Even in the BF2 days they had DLC/expansions that cost money....
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if you want additional content

You mean to tell me that you might have to pay for additional content that someone else took the time to create...BALDERDASH....

Seriously if you dont want to pay it...then vote with your wallet and dont pay...your the one going to missing out on the game...the 50 bucks wont affect EA...I promise...
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elder scrolls always manages to get mods in their games. i'm not saying map prices are necessarily a ripoff, but excluding player made add ons so you have no choice to pay more for the companies add ons is lame

It's not actually about forcing users to have to pay for DLC, though. If that was the case, none of the previous Battlefields would have had mod tools in order to sell expansions. It's just not as easy to simply put out the tools that the developers use to make the game. There's really quite a few factors that make it hard to do.
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