EA didn't announce a Battlefield game nor speak of post-launch monetisation

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2018 - 02:15 PM |
Tagged: ea, battlefield, lootboxes, dice

EA mentioned a new Battlefield game in passing, during a presentation in which they described how delaying BioWare's Anthem to early 2019 is not a delay.  To make things even more unclear they replied to a question about lootboxes by describing "a need to tailor monetisation and content additions to each game" and not wanting to "bifurcate the community". That second comment seems to refer to the paid expansion DLC which EA has historically released for Battlefield games and implies we may not see that model used in this mysterious new, totally not announced, game.  Pop by Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN for more prognostication.

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"Will it be set in the past, near-past, present, near-future, or future? Battlefield 5? Bad Company 3? Hardline 2? 1944? 2143? Hut hut! It’s all a big mystery for now. Assuming EA follow their traditional Battlefield behaviour, they’ll likely formally announce the game in May or June then release it in mid-to-late October."

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January 31, 2018 | 05:19 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

Wilson said that that with games like Battlefield and Battlefront, “premium content after launch is valued by the community, but only where we can offer it in a world where we don’t bifurcate the community.” He talked about a need to tailor monetisation and content additions to each game but did say that, across all EA games and live services, “at the very centre of everything we want to offer is choice, player choice, in a world that keeps communities together.” .... "

IF, they make maps free for all payers* in the next battlefield game, then the *payerbase won't be split on the "haves" and havenots".
BUT, how did that work in battlefront again? yea, shitty gamble-crates/grind-40-hours-for-a-single-item-grind-o-rama/pay-to-win/BS, that's how it worked.

player choice? He's still spewing that nonsense about the shitty slot-machine-crates

*payers - turning players into payers in games as a service where the greed keeps on giving

January 31, 2018 | 06:35 PM - Posted by odizzido2 (not verified)

EA is such trash yet still exists. It's amazing what people will put up with.

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