– Aug 08, 2021 – 05:04:15 PM
Battlefield 2024 It should go on sale this year. It is one of the largest launches planned by Electronic arts by 2021. However, it seems that the company is already thinking about the future beyond this game.
To such a degree that it was recently announced that the next installment or deliveries could follow the path marked by titles such as Fortnite or Apex legends. That in the sense of becoming Free-to-Play.
Battlefield will become a persistent service
That is, it could become a free game but with microtransactions. That’s what the CEO of EA, Andrew Wilson.
What he started by saying was ‘I think you should think of Battlefield as a service – what we’re doing for the launch of this title is really revolutionizing and reinventing what all of our warfare is on an epic scale in the context of the game’.
That implies a series of constant updates.
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To the above, Wilson added ‘On top of that, you’ve heard us announce the Battlefield Portal, which is really starting to lean towards user-generated content and will drive deep, long-term engagement in the game.’.
In this case, the key part of your statements have to do with ‘long-term’, which is something that is usually associated with Free-to-Play. But it is not something that will happen overnight in the franchise.
It will not happen immediately, but little by little
From this executive’s statements, it sounds more like something they plan to explore. Especially with a mobile version.
That was understood when he said ‘You have to understand that this really forms the basis of what we believe is the future of a live service around what Battlefield is …’.
Andrew Wilson he continued, highlighting ‘… Will eventually include a mobile release, which will include some components to start for free’.
He finished off saying ‘… And it will really change the nature of what happens from launch to launch.’. Obviously, all those changes will take time, and will not be seen in the new game, which will be released on October 22 in PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.
But it is quite likely that we will see a lot of experimentation in that regard. So you have to keep an eye on what is happening.