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EA Says Battlefield Won't be Annualized
Filed under: BATTLEFIELD

EA Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund wants to assure everyone that EA has no plans to annualize the Battlefield series, even though they are releasing Battlefield Hardline this year.

"It doesn't necessarily mean that we need to annualize Battlefield and that's the way it's going to be forever and ever," Soderlund said. "I understand that some people may look at it that way but that's what happened."

"The EA that I'm trying to help build isn't an EA that needs to annualize everything," he emphasized.

Considering numerous franchises are being annualized as of late, such as Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed, it's a nice to see that EA is at least saying they don't want to annualize Battlefield. Perhaps their difficult launch of Battlefield 4 has made them think otherwise.

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Avus Jun 17 2014, 10:58 am EDT
or BF4 is currently too buggy to be annualized...
  Keri_Honea: I think there's our winner. :)
Vader: I second that.
im_stardust Jun 17 2014, 11:01 am EDT
Battlefield is the worst online shooter I have ever played.
  Chunder: You never played Call of Duty then, aka 8 year old pl…
Vader: CoD is the worst online shooter then? I think BF 4 is…
optimus slime: Not even by a long shot. Don't know about Hardline, b…
Fedorro Jun 17 2014, 12:41 pm EDT
It will be anallized.
  Vader: Are you sure this is what you wish?
Whisky Jun 17 2014, 01:31 pm EDT
Speaking of that BF Hardline graphic (which no one is but I will) I just got my beta keys today for PC and PS4. Downloading now... You too can sign up for beta if you want here: http://www.battlefield.com/hardline/beta?
I got my keys in a couple days.
  Whisky: 6gb download on PS4, be aware of the girth. But hey …
GrgoljBlaster Jun 18 2014, 12:40 am EDT
Tried the Hardline beta, it's just a reskin of BF3 with zero effort in gameplay innovation. The looks like something a mod community can fart out in a couple of months, not a big budget release that costs 60 euros.

Movement is floaty and painfully slow, weapons handle like utter crap (recoil is ridiculous!), the gamemodes aren't even remotely interesting and suffer from poor balance. Example: in blood money mode, there is no reason whatsoever to go to central cache and grab money by yourself. Instead, camp around that place, wait for someone to collect money, kill them and just run over the dropped loot to instantly pick it up.

The only good thing in this game is unlock system which allows you to choose your unlocks and upgrades instead of linear progression. Though I still hate unlocking weapons in multiplayer games, it kills any possibility of playing that game in competitive environment.
  Vader: Technically it's early to judge Battlefield Hardline.…
Whisky Jun 18 2014, 07:52 am EDT
Spent an hour or so last night with the Hardline beta. What GrgoljBlaster says is correct... this should be a mod or DLC, not a whole game. What I saw on 3 or 4 different servers was basically FFA killing, no teamwork or coordination. I got killed repeatedly right after spawning.... no fun here. When I finally joined a party to use the voice chat it was all screaming kids and the usual shooter BS.

Unless this game has a bad ass single player mode I'm no longer interested.
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