The Battlefield franchise didn’t play a lot of an element in EA’s monetary report, however that doesn’t imply it doesn’t have a future. EA CEO Andrew Wilson defined how the writer is taking a “lengthy view” of the franchise, however future funding and its development is dependent upon what the crew manages to attain with Battlefield 2042.
The way forward for the Battlefield franchise
EA views Battlefield as “one of many nice franchises in our trade” they usually’re not giving up on it that simply. As Wilson defined throughout EA’s earnings name, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha, the corporate is taking “a protracted view” on its future and it’ll “be a extremely essential a part of our portfolio for a lot of, a few years to come back”. The Battlefield crew is now led by Vince Zampella and they’re “rethinking the event course of from the bottom up” to ensure gamers can “get to the enjoyable as rapidly as attainable,” one thing Zampella’s studio Respawn perfected with the Titanfall franchise.
Regardless of the poor reception of Battlefield 2042, the sport has since obtained hundreds of bug fixes and gameplay enhancements by means of a sequence of patches. The most recent of those lastly added the much-requested VoIP for Social gathering and Squads. Nonetheless, Wilson acknowledged there’s “nonetheless extra work for us to do there”. Till the sport will get to the purpose the place EA feels its core expertise and gameplay is “in the appropriate place”, we’re unlikely to listen to a lot about any new content material. It’s solely as soon as that time is reached that gamers “count on us to take a position and develop past the place the sport is at right now”.
In different information, the PlayStation retailer has additionally began a Games Under $15 promotion to go along with the earlier Extended Play sale. Elsewhere, Ubisoft has confirmed Skull & Bones and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will nonetheless be launched throughout the present monetary 12 months.