DICE has issued this press release, announcing that the digital download of Battlefield 2 Special Forces was a success, and that Booster Packs are coming to the game next year. Extra maps, vehicles and weapons will be added through these Booster Packs at a cost of $9.99. Two such mini-expansions are planned for release next spring. Thanks TotalBF2.
Every tenth copy of the expansion pack Battlefield 2 Special Forces was over the Internet, and the rest of the copies were sold to retailers. When games are sold online directly to consumers Digital Illusions earns more money per product than if they are sold through retailers. "We see online sales as a very interesting channel in the future. Digital Illusions work together with EA to find the best solutions that favours both the consumers and retailers", said Patrick Soderlund, CEO of Digital Illusions.