No Elite-Like Service For Battlefield...At Least, Not Yet
We know all about the Call of Duty Elite service for Activision's blockbuster franchise. But will EA follow suit for Battlefield?
Nope. Not just yet, at any rate. After telling the audience at the Citi 2011 Tech Conference that Battlefield 3 has already raked in 1.25 million pre-orders, EA CFO Eric Brown was asked if his company planned to mirror Activision's Call of Duty Elite subscription service. "The short answer is no," Brown replied. He later added that future installments in the series might charge players for certain things, and they'll "monitor and see what the outcome is."
While gamers everywhere might lash out, such a move might be inevitable. And besides, let's not forget that Call of Duty Elite is completely optional, and many of the features fans can get for free. So if EA does opt for a $50/year service of some kind, it won't stop you from playing Battlefield titles in the future. Still, EA will score some points with gamers by not implementing "Battlefield Elite" for BF3, right?
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3
9/7/2011 8:29:40 PM Ben Dutka