DICE has committed itself to providing content and support for Battlefield 3
even after the sequel, which has a planned beta in autumn 2013, is released. Battlefield 3 community manager Ian Tornay wrote on the Battlefield blog
to allay fears that the developer was going to simply move on. Tornay said, “We are committed to providing an excellent Battlefield 3 experience well into the future , past the releases of Aftermath, End Game, and Battlefield 4. DICE is continuing its work on Battlefield 3 alongside Battlefield 4.”
To support this statement, DICE has released concept art from the upcoming Aftermath DLC, which is due out in December 2012. The content will be set in the districts, streets and surrounding villages of a post-earthquake Tehran. Four maps are included, which will emphasise vertical and horizontal urban combat. Additional game modes, achievements, dog tags and assignments will be included in the game add-on.
Finally, Tornay addressed questions regarding the upcoming content included in Armored Kill, which will be released in September. There will be 5 new drivable vehicles, including mobile artillery, tank destroyers and ATVs. Tornay posted that there will be over 20 vehicle specific unlocks. The unfortunate news for those who wanted to play against more people is that the console player cap will stay at 24 players. On the plus side that means there’s less competition for space on the gunship where players will be able to spawn and fire from.