Battlefield 1 is not even out yet, but EA have already made their plans for the future of the game public. Maybe that’s what all developers should be doing to a attract their fan base and keep them happy, at least big developers that have the right resources to do so.
The Premium Pass will cost you $50 (we hate that .99 shit) and will give you early access to some multiplayer maps. You will also receive dog tags, new skins and brand new weapons, plus four digital expansions. These are the ones we’re talking about here.
The first expansion, coming some time in March of next year, will be named “They Shall Not Pass” and will focus on the French army. The game’s page says :
“Scout ahead with a two week head start on four themed expansion packs. And France joins the fight in all new multiplayer maps. Get ready for new Operations and game modes, new Elite classes, weapons, vehicles and more. The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, 14 unique dog tags, and 14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins. Each Battlepack is delivered monthly, starting November 2016.”
We don’t yet know when the second expansion will be made available, but we do know that it will feature the Russian Empire.
EA are trying to monopolize the shooter market at the end of the year, as they have 2 big titles coming out separated by exactly one week. Battlefield 1, the first person World War I shooter, which will be officially released on the 21st of October, followed by Titanfall 2, coming on the 28th, the same month. It will be interesting to see how this turns out for them from a sales point of view and if the two games collide with one another from a release stand point.
If for some reason you couldn’t buy both and had to choose between them, which one would it be?