A New Direction for Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042 is Electronic Arts’ latest foray into the Battlefield franchise, aiming to revitalize the game for a new audience in a more sci-fi oriented direction. Hopes were high for this title… which meant they had a long fall ahead when the game finally released. Players had tons of complaints, ranging from bugs to poor balance to a general impression of an unfinished release. Things got a bit ugly, but EA might be looking to turn things around.
Tom Henderson, a known insider of the gaming space, has come forward with some behind-the-scenes info about Battlefield 2042. This is all still an unconfirmed rumor at this stage, but well… this guy’s got a legacy of confirmed hits.
EA is reportedly very disappointed with how Battlefield 2042 has performed and is “looking at all the options” when it comes to the title, this is including looking at Free to Play in some capacity.
I’ll have more on this tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/WWuDpstyqS
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 20, 2022
The tweet’s claim that EA is “looking at all the options” to salvage this project is interesting, and has some serious implications. The Free-to-Play model is an important one in the modern gaming landscape, especially for multiplayer titles like Battlefield. The strategy helps get huge numbers of players in the door, massively boosting server populations. But the removal of a price tag demands a price increase somewhere else, which will inevitably fall onto the game’s microtransaction system. This is the model Halo Infinite went with, and Halo’s fanbase has seen each side of that equation act in full force.
Do you think that a Free-to-Play model is right for Battlefield 2042? Would this be a change for the better, or for the worse? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!