Electronic Arts giving away copies of 2002 shooter through proprietary download hub; Battlefield 3 Premium hits 2 million members, Battlefield 3 sales rise to 17 million.
EA also has announced that its $50 Battlefield 3 Premium offering has surpassed 2 million members worldwide, driving $100 million in digital revenue. The content pack includes five expansions, new weapons and vehicles, and game modes.
EA further claims that Battlefield 3 boasts 5.2 million "active" players per month. However, the company did not specify how it qualifies the term "active."
Lastly, EA updated life-to-date sales for Battlefield 3. Since launch in October 2011, the game has sold 17 million copies, and is EA's fastest selling title in its history.
The next expansion for Battlefield 3 is Aftermath, which launches November 27 for PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 Premium subscribers. The content arrives for Xbox 360 Battlefield 3 Premium members December 4, with releases later in the month for all players.
For more on Battlefield 3, check out GameSpot's review.
If only the game was as appealing as BF3 to the eyes...i mean..after playing 50h on BF3 wake Island I cant look at the video the same way...yes the WW2 planes looks FUN AS HELL to pilot and really different from jets..but the graphics man..the graphics
@itchyflop It's an old PC game, I think free for this is generous enough on EA's part, it is unrealistic to expect them to port the whole game over and convert it to HD etc. They were going to do a HD version in BF1943 but they pulled the plug to concentrate on BF3.
BF1934 was supposed to be multi-platform when they canned it it had only been released for 360 and PS3 there was no update or PC release.
@Hrodwulf666 yeah i remember leaving it and my laptop when i left an x misses !!! they have re released it on psn its bigger and brighter, not quite the scale the pc version had however. sad though we (ps3 boys) still bought bf 3, i suppose being a pc boy too i had all the bf's in the past. i just wanted the new psn version its not too bad !!! :)
F*****g Brilliant, I love BF1942!... I was thinking of installing it but was a little apprehensive about its age or whether it was supported... Looks like my doubt was answered and I don't even need a disc.
heh heh heh, looks like EA is giving us free stuff, guess what we should take it, thank EA for now >:D
@nurnberg wouldnt say BF3 is i would say best FPS shooter but not the best of its franchise, in my opinion: BF:BC2
@RippleLaser because it requires Origin?
@Rifqi_Hb @RippleLaser oh noes it requires origin. ive put more than 600hrs on BF3 and have Simpsons: Tapped out on mobile phone which both takes a fucking origin account and I never had a single fucking issue. Keep believing in the all mighty valve which hasnt released a single fucking game in over 10 years while I enjoy masterpieces even if it 'requires origin'
As much as I have loved 1942, I don't really see the point of re-releasing the exact same product, except for EA to advertise its Origin service. I would have enjoyed the game remade with Frosbite 2 though.
what battlefield 1942 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who want to play this old game in 2012 i think guys it some crap from this crap company EA.
@mohezaglolA lot of people still play it because it is still one of the best FPS games of all time!
True that! still that game still has more to offer then current gen games like cod, which is still on 8 vs 8 without vehicles when 1942 had that a decade ago. when theres games out these days like planetside 2 wtih armys of hundreds of solders fighting on huge maps.
Does it work with windows 7? I still have the original Battlefield 1942 and it doesn't load up properly.
I won't install Origin, doesn't matter how many games they'll offer for free. EA represent to me the greedy corporation that tries to suck as much money as possible from us gamers, while delivering less and less content.
Steam and GOG are amazing, and they deliver a much better experience than Origin will ever deliver.
@M-S-M-S here let me copy/paste this crap: oh noes it requires origin. ive put more than 600hrs on BF3 and have Simpsons: Tapped out on mobile phone which both takes a fucking origin account and I never had a single fucking issue. Keep believing in the all mighty valve which hasnt released a single fucking game in over 10 years while I enjoy masterpieces even if it 'requires origin'these fucking drones with a mentality that Origin is the devil and they dont want that on their PC. nothing to see here.
@M-S-M-S As much as I hate EA, I love free games. My love for free games overrides my hate for EA.
@M-S-M-S The irony.
@BravoOneActual lol, Steam let me play Saint Row The Third for free for 2 days and I completed the game on Saturday night....... and uninstalled it. While EA released an old game.......
@BravoOneActual troll much?
BWaahaaahaahahahahaahahaahahaaaaYeah, it wishes to be better and greater ;)
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