Shareholders should consider Battlefield 2042 a service
By Aron Gerencser August 5 2021
Battlefield 2042 made its intentions clear by dropping any kind of single player mode entirely from the game., but now it's been said outright - the upcoming near future shooter is going to be a "service".
But now it's been said outright - the upcoming near future shooter is going to be a "service".
EA CEO Andrew Wilson said to investors in an earnings call that that's how they should view the upcoming game
Taking the series back to a modern setting, Battlefield 2042 is poised to do things a bit differently than in the franchise's past.
Aside of technical improvements across the board, like supporting up to 128 players in a single lobby, the title will also feature a mash-up mode called Portal and surprisingly, no ranked modes.
Like other Battlefield games recently, 2042 will be supported by additional content for years, making its life cycle much longer than the yearly release schedules of other franchises.
This means that EA expects Battlefield 2042 to consistently bring in more revenue even after players make the initial purchase of the game itself.
We have no official news of what exactly Battlefield 2042's post-launch content will look like, but we definitely know that a lot of paid DLC and expansions will be involved.
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