No chance of a paid subscription for BF3’s Battlelog

Battlefield 3‘s Battlelog will be provided to all players, in full, free of charge; EA’s made this perfectly clear following Wedbush man Michael Pachter’s prediction that the publisher would want to emulate the recently-priced premium subscription of Call of Duty Elite.

“Ultimately, we expect Electronic Arts to emulate Activision and charge for Battlelog by including map packs with the service for a $50 fee,” said Pachter, to which EA has responded with: “We are providing Battlelog to Battlefield 3 players to deliver the best social, multiplayer FPS experience in the market.

“We have no plans to charge for this service with Battlefield 3. The Battlefield series has always been about playing with friends, and Battlelog takes that experience to the next level by serving as a unique social network.”

Of course, EA’s response specifically mentions Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 3 only, and doesn’t rule out a premium subsciption for Battlefield 4, Battlefield: Bad Company 3, or whatever may come next for the franchise.