Hot on the heels of Medal of Honor, EA just announced their latest entry in the Battlefield franchise. Currently labeled “Battlefield Play4Free,” this title is setting out to succeed where Battlefield: Heroes failed and attract a large community capable of sustaining the game’s monetary structure.
While not a whole lot of info is currently available about the game, a website has popped up with a few screenshots, a trailer, and a field to sign up for the closed beta.
What we can gather from this is that BF:P4F appears to be very similar to it’s older cousin Battlefield 2, both taking place in a middle eastern environment and including a myriad of land an air vehicles. The most interesting, possible important, addition being the jet. However, long time fans willing to give the free to play model a shot, may take issue with the games current player count cap set to 32. If Battlefield: Heroes is any indication, players won’t be able to look to the server providers to increase the cap, either.
Hopefully BF:P4F will be able to attract the player base it needs, and provide a somewhat fair environment to those less willing to shell out cash for the inevitable weapon packs.