DICE has announced that beginning with our their first expansion pack Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand (to be released later this year), all full-blown upcoming expansion packs for the game will appear one week early exclusively on PS3. Take that Microsoft and COD. While it’s not quite the several weeks that PS3 and PC gamers have to wait for COD DLC its something I suppose.
DICE also confirmed a few more details about the Battlefield 3 Open Beta that we told you about the other day. The Beta is open to all and will run from September 29th to October 10th. You can join it by simply going to the going the PlayStation Store and navigating to the “View All By Title” section, then selecting Battlefield 3 – within there you’ll see the download for the Battlefield 3 demo! Alternatively, if you have redeemed a Medal of Honor: Limited Edition or Tier 1 Edition Online Pass, you will receive early access via a personal email invitation from DICE that includes 48-hour early access, which will allow you to start playing on September 27th.
The Open Beta is your chance to play Battlefield 3 early, try out our free social platform Battlelog, and give your valued feedback directly to the folks at DICE. You participating in the Battlefield 3 Open Beta means that you are not only helping them load test the servers, but more importantly, you will be helping them fine-tune the final components of the multiplayer game.