An industry insider has claimed that EA is considering making Battlefield 2042 free-to-play following its disappointing performance.
Reports are courtesy of the ever-reliable Tom Henderson. Since Battlefield 2042 was released late last year, it’s been a great time for the DICE shooter. No single player campaign, lack of diverse modes, basic features were missing, as well as mediocre performance adding to its woes.
It’s not been a great start for Battlefield 2042
Furthermore, Battlefield 2042 has now received mostly negative reviews on Steam and even BFV generated more than doubled its number of players compared to the latest instalment. Worse still, the Battlefield community has become so toxic, admins have threatened to shut down its subreddit.
Henderson tweeted: “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.”
What’s next for Battlefield 2042?
Personally, I think it would be a wise move to make Battlefield 2042 free-to-play. Sure, they’d have to find a way not to anger those fans that paid full price for the game. Hopefully, a compromise can be found. Being free-to-play might not save Battlefield 2042. However, at this point, it surely can’t make its online concurrent player numbers any worse.
In our review of Battlefield 2042, we said: “DICE’s latest offering is a huge disappointment after being touted as one of the year’s most anticipated games.”
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