EA amenable to cross-play for Battlefield V

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Electronic Arts executives have said that the publisher would be open to the idea of enabling cross-platform play for Battlefield V and future games.

As reported in GamesIndustry.biz, an earnings call with EA’s investors saw the company’s VP of investor relations Chris Evenden say in reply to a question regarding cross-platform play in Battlefield V: “We’re looking at key franchises in terms of how we can deliver cross-platform play in a similar way that Fortnite has, especially some of our titles that have a broad and diverse player base. The ability to bring PC to mobile or mobile to console can bring family and friends together, and we think that’s an important part of our future development profile. Expect more from us on that front in the future.”

Evenden added that he anticipated that in three to five years’ time, “A great portion of game experiences will exist in the cloud,” thus facilitating cross-play. In the same call, EA’s COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen was asked whether Battlefield V’s Battle Royale mode would be spun off and made free-to-play, like Fortnite. He replied that it would just be treated as a game mode in Battlefield V, adding: “We’re interested in experimenting with a free-to-play standalone game that might be in a shooter genre or another genre, but I don’t think that’s how we’re looking at the Battlefield stuff right now.”

Battlefield V is due for release on October 19, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For further news, keep an eye on its website.