The first-person shooter Battlefield 2042 has not only struggled with a few problems since it was launched last year, but Electronic Arts has also not had the great success it had hoped for. Therefore, the publisher is now thinking about possible consequences. These could even lead to a free-to-play model.
At least that’s what industry insider Tom Henderson claims, who has made a name for himself in the shooter scene with correct leaks and forecasts. He explained via Twitter that Electronic Art is currently examining all options regarding the future of Battlefield 2042. In the text it says: “EA is reportedly very disappointed with how Battlefield 2042 has performed so far and is therefore reviewing ‘all options’ for the title, including Free2Play to an extent.”
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
Henderson has not yet revealed any further details, but intends to follow up on this shortly. In any case, it would be interesting to see how EA envisions a free-to-play future for multiplayer-focused action.
Battlefield 2042 was released on November 19, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.