Battlefield could add a Battle Royale mode similar to PUBG
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said that EA studios were thinking about new and innovative ways to play.
Speaking about PUBG, Wilson said: “I think what you discover in this industry is that there’s a lot of great vectors that drive player engagement, and one of those is just innovation in the core gameplay mechanic.
“What the team with PUBG have done is really delivered a new level of innovation that changed the way people were playing first-person shooter games.
“And we’re very respectful and complimentary of what they’ve been able to do. We’ve seen that continue with Fortnite. It’s clearly a mode of play that the global FPS population is interested in.”
Wilson said that EA’s Battlefield teams are looking at ways to innovate core gameplay and map design.
Wilson would also claim that Battlefield 5 has “astonishing visuals and gameplay”, before promising innovation at every level.
“Through FY19 and beyond, we are planning stunning new additions that will continue to grow the depth, breadth and quality of experiences we bring to fans around the world,” he said.
“Our DICE studio will deliver the next Battlefield, with innovation at every level, incredible stories at the core, astonishing visuals and gameplay that will captivate every Battlefield fan.”
Perhaps this means a PUBG-style Battle Royale mode in the next Battlefield.
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