With Battlefield 2042, EA is again releasing a high-class shooter within the long-standing franchise this year. Regardless of this, it should also have a free-to-play future.
After a longer wait, EA is releasing the new Battlefield 2042 this year, which will subsequently be established as a live service title. On the occasion of the announcement of the current quarterly figures, however, other interesting details about the shooter brand were launched.
When asked if the franchise will now return to a rhythm of regular releases every two years, CEO Andrew Wilson says that this is at least the company’s “orientation”. Battlefield titles had recently appeared rather irregularly at intervals of two or three years.
Separated from this, Battlefield 2042 should be viewed differently anyway, after all, like EA itself, the title should be viewed more as a live service. The aim is to keep the players engaged with a series of new content even after the actual release. Above all, Wilson has hopes that the players will appreciate the new modes All-Out Warfare, Battlefield Portal and the Hazard Zone, which is yet to be introduced, so much that they will stick with them for a long time.
In this context, it was also announced that Battlefield should offer new gaming experiences in other ways in the future. There will be mobile spin- offs and free-to-play again. Such a free-to-play mode was already part of a survey among gamers and could therefore now quite obviously really follow.
“You should understand that this really forms the basis of what we believe is the live service around Battlefield. This will in time also include a mobile launch and some free entry-level components, and really the nature of it change what happens from launch to launch, “concluded Wilson.
Battlefield 2042 is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S on October 22nd. A free-to-play component has not yet been officially announced.