Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has assured investors that the company will not abandon Battlefield 2042 and that the entire franchise will be further developed.
Electronic Arts has made public the report with the financial results of the first quarter of this year. Traditionally, this was accompanied by an investor call with CEO Andrew Wilson. During it, the question of the future of Battlefield 2042 and the entire brand was raised.
- Despite the failure of BF2042 , Electronic Arts has no intention of abandoning the latest installment in the saga.
- Wilson believes that Battlefield is one of the biggest brands in the gaming industry and is confident that the series will continue to grow in popularity and remain a key series for the publisher for years to come.
- The CEO’s optimism is not unfounded. It’s fueled by the fact that Vince Zampella (co-founder of Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment) took the reins of the brand in December of this year.
- In addition, the manager of DICE has been changed: Rebecka Coutaz, who previously worked at Ubisoft Annecy, now occupies this position.
- Andrew Wilson believes that Zampella and Coutaz will clarify the brand and change the way DICE designs games.
- The CEO explained that Zampella has a significantly different game development philosophy, where the priority is to make the title enjoyable as soon as possible, and only then add extensive content and other design elements to that foundation.
Remember that a huge patch 4.0 was released for the game in April, which introduced several hundred improvements. Another big update is expected to debut this month.
For now, it is still unknown when the first season of the game will start. Its launch has been delayed for this summer, but the exact date has not yet been announced. During the conversation with investors, Andrew Wilson stated that the development team must first bring the basic elements of the game to an appropriate level and only on these foundations will they build content.
Battlefield 2042 desperately needs help. Judging by the results on Steam, the situation of the game is bad. Yesterday, at the hottest time of the day, only a little over 2 thousand people played the game simultaneously. For comparison, Tuesday’s activity record for Battlefield V was 15,000 concurrent users.
- Battlefield 2042 Review: Danger Zone
- Battlefield 2042 – game guide
- Battlefield – official website
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