EA has commented that Battlefield games return to release every two years.
Earlier this week in an investor interview, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was asked if the company is considering going back to releasing a Battlefield game every two years (via VGC). “I think that’s our orientation, but more importantly, I think you should think of Battlefield as a service,” Wilson said.
“You know, what we’re doing for the launch of this game is really revolutionizing and reinventing what all our epic scale warfare is about gameplay,” Wilson continued, before marking Battlefield Portal and Hazard Zone as modes that will keep players engaged for an extended period of time. “So while a biennial launch probably makes sense if we think about it today, we̵
If you are not familiar with the history of EA’s shooter series, Battlefield had a more common release schedule almost a decade ago. Battlefield 3 was launched in 2011, and Battlefield came two years later in 2013. The spin-off game Battlefield Hardline would be launched just one year later in 2014, followed by Battlefield 1 which was released in 2016, and Battlefield 5 which was launched two years after that in 2018.
There is a clear precedent for the Battlefield series to release a game every two years, but Wilson’s comments do not entirely point to a return to it. The CEO clearly sees Battlefield Portal, a game mode where players can create their own modes and battles, as something that can keep players for a longer period of time, extending Battlefield 2042’s life cycle beyond a year or two.
Battlefield 2042 will be launched later this year on October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Earlier this week, details of an upcoming technical test were leaked online, and EA already has a pencil in an open beta period for the game next month in September.
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