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    EA Reveals Free-To-Play Core Battlefield

    Post by Ben Wars on Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:58 pm



    Electronic Arts entered the free-to-play market with Battlefield Heroes, and it's continuing to explore that business model with the brand, with DICE now developing a core-focused Battlefield PC shooter that will be free to play.

    EA says the Battlefield Play4Free will feature the vehicles, sandbox environments and 32-player multiplayer that are "signature" for Battlefield, and particularly highlights its aim to offer "premium" quality in the free category. The publisher describes the title as "positioned to compete with top console titles" when it goes live in Spring 2011.

    "We broke new ground in 2009 with the launch of Battlefield Heroes, a game that has six million registered players worldwide," says senior producer James Salt. "Now we are complementing that arcade shooter with a core, realistic Battlefield shooter experience that fans have been clamoring for."

    Electronic Arts is continuing to aggressively explore new tactics in emergent market sectors like mobile, social, digital and free-to-play, and company's current goal is to continue to grow its revenues from these sources to represent a greater share of its whole.

    Although the publisher hasn't discussed the particulars of the business model for Battlefield Play4Free, the game will monetize at least in part on microtransactions as Battlefield Heroes does -- the game will feature an in-game store for weapons and equipment players purchase with virtual currency.

    The virtual currency can be earned through gameplay, but Battlefield Heroes found success by allowing players to make real money purchases as well. As the title ramped up, developer DICE's Cousins -- who after the game's success became the head of a new free-to-play group within EA -- has said that the "vast majority" of players play for free.

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    Re: EA Reveals Free-To-Play Core Battlefield

    Post by Vicky on Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:59 pm

    sweet any thing free is tottally awesome
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    Re: EA Reveals Free-To-Play Core Battlefield

    Post by PyroPhoenix on Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:44 am

    It looks like battlefield 2.5, with buyable guns.



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    Re: EA Reveals Free-To-Play Core Battlefield

    Post by CarboN on Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:16 am

    U GUYS PLAY I GREAT NOW I CAN GET SOME FRIENDS ON THE LIST BECAUSE WHEN I PLAY PEOPLE DONT Really talk so tell my ur users! im a gunner!
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    Re: EA Reveals Free-To-Play Core Battlefield

    Post by iRaz on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:36 am

    this looks fun, will get it when i get a new laptop! Very Happy




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