'Battlefield' Release Date, News & Update: EA Prepares Competitive Level Like 'Counter Strike: Global Offensive?' Major Game For Nintendo Switch Soon?
EA is reportedly planning to take the "Battlefield" to a competitive platform. Apparently, the game is doing well on the commercial level. EA reportedly plans to follow the footsteps of the "Counter Strike: Global Offensive".
The Electronic Arts Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore recently talked about the publisher's plans to turn "Battlefield" into a competitive platform. This reportedly happened at the Credit Suisse 2016 Annual Technology Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. EA reportedly took interest in the game, investing time in the game for the last six months.
It is expected that EA will turn the franchise into a fully competitive platform by 2017. Moore further noted that there will be microtransaction opportunities in-game called Battle Packs. Apparently, these opportunities may allow progress in-game, Tweak Town reported.
It should be noted that "Counter Strike: Global Offensive" has been in the competitive field longer than "Battlefield". EA is reportedly taking note of the "Global Offensive" success and taking the same strategy over to the "Battlefield". EA is expected to sell more copies of "Battlefield" with the aim of allowing players to compete more.
Moore also took interest in managing the "Battlefield" franchise into an e-sport platform. EA has reportedly noted the commercial success of "Battlefield 1". Note that the game has topped the NPD charts last month. Furthermore, CFO Blake Jorgensen reportedly noted at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco that EA is very pleased with game's performance.
In other news, the EA Executive also reportedly discussed the company's plans on bringing a major game to the new Nintendo Switch console. Moore has also taken notice of games that did well on the platform such as "Mario", "Zelda" and "Pokemon", among others, according to report.
EA is said to be waiting to see how well the Nintendo Switch will be doing in the market before rolling out with the intended hit game on the console. Note that EA has been supporting Wii U with games like "FIFA 13", "Madden NFL 13" and the "Mass Effect 3." Furthermore, Activision, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Bethesda and Warner Bros. are also rumored to be supporting the console with their own games. Watch the EA on Nintendo Switch rumors here: