Battlefield 3's "Close Quarters" downloadable content is coming to the PlayStation 3 today, followed by PC and Xbox 360 next week. "But wait," you say, "isn't Close Quarters already out?" Welcome, my friend, to the wonderful world of timed exclusivity and premium membership plans.
You see, Battlefield 3 Premium members have already been playing Close Quarters. EA and DICE even made it a part of their pitch for the recent double XP weekend. But starting with today's PlayStation Store update, non-Premium members can play it on PlayStation 3. But a second layer of timed exclusivity means that if you're playing on PC or Xbox 360, you have to wait until next week unless you want to pony up for Premium.
The Close Quarters pack includes 10 new assignments, 5 dog tags, and 10 new weapons. It will cost you $14.99 (1200 MSP).