EA is open to cross-platform multiplayer for future titles
In a Q1 monetary name yesterday, EA revealed that it’s open to the thought of offering cross-platform multiplayer with its future titles. In a collection of questions targeted on Fortnite‘s free-to-play success and its cross-platform ambitions, EA’s Chris Everden (VP of Investor Relations) stated, “We’re key franchises by way of how we are able to ship cross-platform play in the same manner that Fortnite has, particularly a few of our titles which have a broad and numerous participant base.”
Everden continued with, “The power to carry PC to cellular or cellular to console can carry household and buddies collectively, and we predict that is an necessary a part of our future growth profile. Count on extra from us on that entrance sooner or later.” This got here after Everden acknowledged that he believes a “nice portion of recreation experiences will exist within the cloud” inside three to 5 years, which might hopefully make cross-platform play a commonality.
In a while within the name, CEO and CFO Blake Jorgensen careworn that Battlefield V’s battle royale mode wouldn’t be separated from the principle recreation. EA and DICE are treating it as part of the bundle that Battlefield V is and do not see the mode ever going standalone. “We’re serious about experimenting with a free-to-play standalone recreation that may be in a shooter style or one other style,” Jorgensen acknowledged, “however I do not assume that is how we’re wanting on the Battlefield stuff proper now.”
EA open to cross-platform playability for Battlefield V, future video games [GamesIndustry.biz]