I miss playing Battlefield. I haven’t touched the fourth title since I reviewed it back in the day. Even with the odd crash here and there, the game was still very playable for me and I really did dig it. Looking back now, I might have been way too generous. Post review, a large patch came out and it basically destroyed my game. It was an unplayable mess, and I never went back. If you’ve been holding out on the game, you’re in luck. Dice have announced a premium edition.
No, it’s not some kind of remastered edition (which every other last gen game seems to be getting). Here’s what you can expect (via Gamespot):
- Battlefield 4 single-player and base multiplayer
- Five multiplayer expansions — Second Assault, China Rising, Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth, and Final Stand (launching this fall)
- Priority position in server queues (an existing perk for Premium subscribers)
- 12 bonus Battlefield 4 Gold Battlepacks
- Exclusive personalization options, including camos, paints, emblems, and dog tags.
It will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and PC on October 21st. Own an Xbox 360? You can’t get it sadly. EA said it was due to the technical limitations of the console. Don’t worry, you can go seek comfort in that corner with the Wii U people.
The bundle will cost $60 and includes a Battlefield 4 Premium membership which is normally $50. I guess that’s good value for money, kinda. It could possibly fill the void while you wait for Battlefield: Hardline, which was pushed back to 2015. COPS AND ROBBERS CAN WAIT!
It’s unconfirmed whether the premium edition will ship with an actual working game this time around.
Last Updated: October 9, 2014