Back to Karkand, the already announced inaugural Battlefield 3 expansion pack, is set to be released in December and Electronic Arts have confirmed that it will only be the beginning of a number of expansion packs for their just released hit shooter.
During a 27 September conference call regarding the company’s Q2 2012 earnings, EA’s Frank Gibeau told investors that they have an “aggressive downloadable content plan” in place for Battlefield 3:
First and foremost, we have a fairly aggressive downloadable content plan out in front of us. We have already announced the Back to Karkand map pack that is going to be coming available and we will be constantly updating the servers and infrastructure with new features and enhancements. Our plans over the next six months is to have a very robust set of expansion packs past Back to Karkand that we think the community is going to be very, very excited about.
Gibeau states that there will be several expansion packs released over the next six months. Ultimately this should mean a lot of new maps, weapons and vehicles for players to conquer and alot more game time. EA should be careful not to inundate gamers with content though, such that they don’t have the time or inclination to learn and master it.
Back to Karkand will be released in December and is free for owners of the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition pack. Everyone else will be required to pay around $10 to access the content.