Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s senior producer Patrick Bach has confirmed that the game will be getting a similar DLC network to that of Mass Effect 2.
The Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2 is the only way that players are able to access the game’s free DLC and the code to The Cerberus Network was only included in new copies of the game. If you purchase a preowned copy then you have to pay EA for an access code.
It appears that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will also feature a similar system, which is EA’s way of cashing-in on the preowned market. Speaking to MTV Multiplayer Blog, Bach stated:
We want people to insert the code they get when they buy the game to get access to [DLC content]. It’s connected to your personal account, more or less, and what we want to do is give you something extra, added value, for that. In the future you will get more content, for free, if you have this VIP code.
As with Mass Effect 2 this will be connected to your EA personal account, which is separate from your XBL or PSN account. Sign up to EA, buy the game new and you’ll be able to access future free DLC as well as priced DLC. Of course, priced DLC is available without the need for access to these types of networks.
The price of the VIP code has yet to be confirmed but expectations are that it will be around the $15 mark (£5-£10).