In case you missed it, EA has confirmed DICE’s upcoming first-person shooter, Battlefield V, will have a battle royale mode. Although EA has provided no further details, the company did state that after the success of free-to-play battle royale games like Epic’s Fortnite, it’s now considering making a free-to-play battle royale game of its own. That’s not what we need to worry about. What we need to worry about is Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson confirming EA has a “long-term service plan in play” for Battlefield V.
During EA’s financial conference call on July 26, 2018, both the company’s CEO and Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen talked about Battlefield V at length. The company is looking at preorders and hype surrounding the game to gauge how successful it will be. The company also noted that people will likely play Battlefield V for months and years to come.
As you’d expect, neither EA’s CEO nor CFO broke down what this “long-term service plan” is supposed to be, especially considering DICE has revealed that all of Battlefield V‘s post-launch content will be free. In addition, there will be no premium pass.
With July almost over and only a month between August and October, we won’t have to wait long to see what EA and DICE have to say about Battlefield V, both in terms of its ongoing monetization and its mysterious battle royale mode.
EA Exec Expects Battlefield V Game to Have "Long-Term Service Plan"
Battlefield V will be available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 19, 2018.