EA CEO Says Next Battlefield Game Will Be a Tremendous Live Service

EA CEO Says Next Battlefield Game Will Be a “Tremendous Live Service”

EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently said that the next Battlefield will be a “tremendous live service” during the company’s latest earnings call.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to players of the popular long-running FPS series. Battlefield has pivoted to a live-service multiplayer model since Battlefield V, with Battlefield 2042 being the latest title in the series to incorporate this controversial multiplayer model. Despite being lambasted by most of the Battlefield fanbase, it seems that live service is here to stay for the series’ foreseeable future. Andrew Wilson seems to think it will benefit the game, but we’re not so sure.

Next Battlefield Made by Largest Team Ever & Will Be a “Tremendous Live Service”

In Electronic Arts’ most recent quarterly earnings call, the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson said that the next Battlefield title “is going to be another tremendous live service.” This follows on from last month’s announcement that Motive Studio (responsible for the recent Dead Space Remake and Star Wars Squadrons) will join the Battlefield team. They will work with DICE, Criterion, and Ripple Effect to make “the largest Battlefield team in franchise history.” After visiting the development teams, Wilson said that he “couldn’t be more excited about what they showed and what we were able to play.”

However, Wilson’s comments that the next Battlefield game will continue the live service model is certainly raising a few concerns for fans. Many believe the series has taken a turn for the worse ever since its pivot to a live-service multiplayer model.

Battlefield 2042 Key Art

Both Battlefield V and Battlefield 2042 launched with a myriad of issues, causing fan backlash. Thankfully, both titles received significant post-launch overhauls that addressed some of the biggest fan concerns, which improved them significantly. However, development was abandoned for these titles to funnel development into the next game. The news that the next Battlefield will double down on the live-service model follows EA’s recent announcement that Season 7 (Turning Point) of Battlefield 2042 will be its last.

Hopefully, Wilson’s choice of words, particularly “tremendous,” will ring true about the next Battlefield game and that, this time, they can get it right in their first go around. Do you think the next Battlefield should be live service, or do you want the series to return to paid DLC? Let us know below! For more news just like this, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.