Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, tells investors to “look at Battlefield as a service.” This answers the CEO when asked if EA will release a new game in this franchise every two years after Battlefield 2042 is released.
“I think that is our orientation. But more importantly, I think you should look at Battlefield as a Services‘, Wilson answers this question while Conference call with investorsThe company discussed its quarterly results for the past three months. With that, the CEO suggests that Battlefield has a future like live service she has. The CEO isn’t immediately confirming whether EA will release a new Battlefield game every two years, as the company has previously done.
EA CEO confirms that with the Battlefield Portal part of Battlefield 2042, the company is leaning towards User Generated Content. However, along with All-Out Warfare Mode and Hazard Mode, EA hopes that players will remain involved in Battlefield 2042 long after release. Wilson also confirms that the company will provide more details about the Hazard Zone game mode in the coming months.
“You have to understand that this really paves the way for what we believe is the future of a live service around Battlefield, which over time will include a mobile version, freedom of mooring You’ll get parts and really change the nature of what happens from release to release,” Wilson said. We’re really focused on 365 days of engagement with privilege at the platform level, on any device that consumers want to play on. Blake Jorgensen added, “You’ll hear more about Battlefield’s live services, game monetization, and more in the coming months.”
EA announced Battlefield 2042 in June. It is a multiplayer only game, consisting of All-Out Warfare, Battlefield Portal, and Hazard Mode parts. The game will release on October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Tweakers previously posted previews for Battlefield 2042 and service Gate mode.
Track live service data for CEOs and EAs Quarterly numbersThe company said live service game revenue increased 11.7% from a year earlier, while full game revenue fell 10.3%. Among other things, the company says that Season 9 of Apex Legends had more than 13 million weekly active players. Moreover, EA revenue from PC games increased in the last quartercompared to the same period last year. In total, the company has a turnover of $1.551 billion and a net profit of $204 million.
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