The Battlefield series hasn't had the smoothest ride over the last few years, compounded by the shortcomings of Battlefield 2042. However, EA seems to be looking at the franchise's future already, and it's looking like the publisher won't be ditching Battlefield anytime soon.
In a recent EA earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson spoke at length about Battlefield and its future within EA's portfolio (thanks, Eurogamer).
"[Battlefield] is one of the great franchises of our industry, built by one of the great teams in the industry, and our expectations are it's going to continue to grow and be a really important part of our portfolio for many, many years to come."
"We've got incredible leadership over that team now, they're rethinking the development process from the ground up, and really using the Vince Zampella/Respawn model of 'get to the fun as quickly as possible'. They've been doing thousands of updates for the community, working on quality of life, and really getting the core game right."
Wilson also spoke more about 2042 specifically and how the team missed the mark in certain aspects. According to EA, the core game needs work before it can be properly expanded with new content.
"I think there's still more work for us to do there and the team is committed to doing that work for the community and beyond that, once we get to a place where we feel like we're in the right place with the core experience, and with the core game, then you should expect us to invest and grow beyond where the game is at today."
So, yeah, while 2042 has no doubt disappointed both publisher and fans alike, it doesn't look like EA will walk away from Battlefield anytime soon. As for expanding 2042? Season one of Battlefield 2042 arrives sometime this summer, with the game's first batch of new content.
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