EA would like a slice of that sweet, sweet battle royale pie, please

    
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EA is still eyeing battle royale, but maybe not the way you’re thinking. During the company’s quarterly investor call this week, everyone clearly had Fortnite and its runaway success on the brain. For example, one listener specifically asked whether Battlefield V might crib from Fortnite’s game plan. EA’s Blake Jorgensen dismissed the idea for the upcoming Battlefield V, clinging to the company’s past comments that the game’s battle royale mode will indeed be just a mode. However, he also hints that the company is considering a separate standalone battle royale game outside that franchise.

“We’re interested in experimenting with a free-to-play standalone game that might be in a shooter genre or another genre,” was his answer. “But I don’t think that’s how we’re looking at the Battlefield stuff right now.”

The company’s net revenue was $1.14 billion, above guidance by $57 million; operating expenses were up “primarily driven by new product development as [EA] continue[s] to invest in new IP.”

Source: EA, GIbiz
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Your Honor

EA would love a slice of any pie as long as it involves money, even if the players really don’t want another battle royal game.

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Bruno Brito

Oh god.

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Alex Js.

It’s only natural for them to want it, and I think they could be somewhat successful with it, especially considering that they have a great modern engine to use for this (unlike companies such as Daybreak).
I just wonder how they’ll deal with cheating, hopefully they’ll use something in an addition to Fairfight (perhaps add a BattlEye or something similar).

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PurpleCopper

EA would be fools for not making a battle royale game. They already have experience in making large-scale fps games of an established IP e.g. Battlefield.

They could easily make a battle royale game that puts PUBG to shame, and that will put them in a comfortable #2 spot next to Fortnite.

In fact, I bet EA is secretly making a battle royale game to catch Epic offguard.

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James Crow

if they make a FPS BR game with skins unlock by gameplay and character upgrade then im in.
those BR game not give me any reason to play when you levelup but nothing really change:
tried fronite and Pubg but quite after i realize all the skins are behind paywall and you dont really feel progression.

and i really don’t mind to pay for game like this.
so what im saying is give something like Doom MP progression and im IN

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rafael12104

Ah, Schlag. Always captures the moment quite nicely!

As for EA’s comments, they have the weight of a dandelion being blown off its stem. The fact is that if Battlefield V has huge success with Battle Royal mode there will be a Royal Battlefield in short order. Heh.

Whatever BR game they are working on, is just lip service. Oh, I’m sure they are racking their brains trying to come up with a nuance that will make BR theirs, but they are way late to the party and there are two top dogs, both who aren’t easy fodder for a takeover. So, this BR bs? It’s a must have to ensure they don’t get shut out of any market. But I really doubt they expect this game to be nothing more than a placeholder.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

shEAp

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camren_rooke

Thanks for the Floyd!

*waits for music to shift from ear to ear…..

Ah there it goes…

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise

Thought that this lyric fit the story well

.Read about Glitch just recently.I’ll take some of that please. Unfortunately,like EA to the BR scene, I am late to the party.

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rafael12104

Lo!! Nicely done.

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Greaterdivinity

Well…if they do something, hopefully it will end up better than their attempt at aping the MOBA trend (Dawngate).

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Simon

Typical big company, they see something popular, then try to make something of their own and hopes it gets popular. I personally think their timing is way off if they want to make a Battle Royale game. If they want to, they have to give it a twist like Fortnite did with the building. But this is EA, and their big games are hardly the epitome of creativity.

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Bannex

Yeah there are a boatload of games like dragon age and mass effect….

Fortnite is worth like 14 billion of course software devs are going to try to get some of that pie.

They’re not too late as long as it’s an added feature to an already existing title instead of try to create a whole new game. It’s not like BR games are more than just a loot table, a large map and some physics.

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camren_rooke

Is lewt crates a new feature?

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zerohunt

The pie is getting very thin now. I don’t see EA getting the amount of profit Epic games is getting out of it.