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'Battlefield 2042' Is Headed Down The Live Service Route, According To EA

'Battlefield 2042' Is Headed Down The Live Service Route, According To EA

This should go down great

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has told investors they should "think of Battlefield as a service," which probably tells fans all they need to know about the direction the popular franchise will take when Battlefield 2042 launches in August.

"I think that is our orientation. But more important, I think you should think of Battlefield as a service," Wilson explained during an investor call on Wednesday.

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It's unclear what this means for the future of Battlefield beyond 2042, but it certainly implies that EA intends to treat the upcoming shooter as a constantly evolving platform that's updated and evolved over time - perhaps in the same way Activision approaches Call Of Duty: Warzone.

Wilson also mentioned EA's ongoing pivot to live-service in general, declaring that Battlefield 2042 will "reinvent what our epic scale games are." He also said EA aims to focus on "365-day engagement on a platform level," suggesting we're about to see a lot more Battlefield than we've ever seen before.

While EA has yet to officially confirm post-launch plans for Battlefield 2042, well-known and thoroughly reliable Battlefield leaker Tom Henderson recently suggested DICE will be taking a leaf out of Warzone's book. That means regular free content dropped every few months, including new maps, modes, weapons, and more.

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Henderson believes post-launch content will drop seasonally, and that every new season will offer two new maps, a new playable character, story-driven updates, new weapons and vehicles, and two remastered classic maps for the ambitious sandbox mode, Portal. Not too shabby at all. Assuming DICE can keep that up, I can absolutely see how Battlefield would reinvent itself as a successful live service.

The only catch, I suppose, is that this could mean we don't see brand-new Battlefield games dropping as regularly as they used to. For now, we have no choice but to wait and see.

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Topics: GAMING, News, Battlefield 2042, EA