DICE and EA have today announced that popular FPS Battlefield 3 will be receiving three major expansions over the next few months.
Close Quarters, the first expansion, will drop players into a frantic, infantry-only theatre of war. Once again Frostbite 2 will power the new content, where "everything from furniture to plaster gets shot to pieces", with players experiencing "the world exploding around them as rubble and broken pieces pile up on the floor". The expansion will also feature new weapons, assignments and dog tags.
The second of the three, Armored Kill, is going to focus on vehicular combat, with new driveable tanks, ATVs, mobile artillery and more. DICE are also promising the biggest map in Battlefield history (which means it's going to be HUGE).
End Game, the fourth and final expansion (Back to Karkand being the first), will be available at the end of the year, although DICE were tight-lipped regarding details.
Patrick Bach, Executive Producer, Battlefield 3 said, "Instead of delivering piecemeal map packs, we're giving players a completely new experience with every themed expansion pack to keep the action fresh. Our expansions are designed to excite our large and active fan base while attracting new recruits with gameplay that is dynamic and unpredictable every time."