EA CEO believes confusion over the future of Call Of Duty can help Battlefield’s success

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, said the ongoing confusion over the future of Call of Duty, and specifically whether it will become an Xbox-only franchise, could help EA’s Battlefield series rise.

During Goldman Sachs recent talk, Wilson said that Battlefield is a cross-platform game designed for Xbox, PlayStation and PC that could help it stand out if Call of Duty becomes an Xbox-only franchise on console. Even if it doesn’t, Wilson said, the general uncertainty surrounding it all is another advantage for Battlefield.

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الان العب: باتلفيلد 2042 | الموسم 2: Master of Arms Battle Pass مقطورة

“في عالم قد تكون فيه تساؤلات حول مستقبل Call of Duty وما هي المنصات التي قد تكون موجودة أو قد لا تكون موجودة ، نظرًا لكونها منصة محايدة ومتعددة المنصات تمامًا مع Battlefield ، أعتقد أنها فرصة هائلة” ، قال. (عبر LookingAlpha).

تحاول Microsoft شراء Activision Blizzard وجميع امتيازاتها ، بما في ذلك Call of Duty. في حالة الموافقة على الصفقة ، تعهدت Microsoft بالإبقاء على Call of Duty على PlayStation –ومن المحتمل إحضاره إلى Nintendo Switch–إلى عن على السنوات القادمة.

قال جيم رايان من PlayStation إن مايكروسوفت عرضت ذلك احتفظ بـ Call of Duty على PlayStation لمدة ثلاث سنوات بعد الصفقة التي أبرمتها Sony مع Activision، وأن هذه الصفقة كانت “غير كافية على عدة مستويات”.

من جانبه ، قال الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة Microsoft Gaming ، Phil Spencer ، إن عرض Microsoft للإبقاء على Call of Duty على PlayStation لما قال Ryan الآن إنها فترة ثلاث سنوات “تتجاوز بكثير اتفاقيات صناعة الألعاب النموذجية”. وأضاف أن إصدارات Call of Duty على PlayStation ستحتوي على “تكافؤ في الميزات والمحتوى” مع إصدارات Xbox أيضًا.

ومع ذلك ، فإن ما يحدث في المستقبل لا يزال يتعين رؤيته لأنه يتعلق بما إذا كانت سلسلة Call of Duty ستبقى على PlayStation أم لا. عدم اليقين آخر هو إذا استمرت Call of Duty في الإصدار على أساس سنوي.

خلال الحدث أيضًا ، تحدث ويلسون عن كيفية فشل سلسلة Battlefield في لعبتيها الرئيسيتين السابقتين ، Battlefield 2042 و Battlefield V. “لا أعتقد أننا قدمنا ​​في آخر نسختين من [Battlefield] The way we have to get it,” Wilson admitted.

The executive said there is “a lot of work” that EA needs to do to return the Battlefield franchise to its former glory. Ultimately, Wilson said he thinks the Battlefield franchise is “exceptional” and that despite some recent pitfalls, “great IP is resilient.”

For example, Wilson said the Star Wars franchise hasn’t always performed exceptionally well, but the franchise in general can reinvent and grow over time with the right creative team. As for Battlefield, Wilson said he believes the right teams are now ready to act against “incredible ambitions” for the future of the franchise.

EA has several new Battlefield “experiences” in the works, including a A narrative project by Ridgeline Games, Halo founder, Marcus Lehto and New project in Battlefield Portal Ripple Effect developer. DICE will continue to work on multiplayer Battlefield, and Halo veteran Alex Seropian is developing Battlefield Mobile through his own industrial game studio.

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