During EA’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about the struggles EA has faced with Battlefield V and what the plans are for the future.
According to Wilson, over 27 million players played Battlefield games last year, though not all of them were playing Battlefield V, and that’s something EA is going to be working on in the near future.
Wilson explained that the delay to Battlefield V pushed it into a competitive release window where other games were already available at a discounted price. To entice new players to Battlefield V – and to retain those who are already there – EA will be updating the game as a live service with new modes and content in the coming months. Notably, Wilson points out that the game launching without a battle royale mode may have had a negative impact on the game’s reception and sales.
Blake Jorgensen confirmed the game has sold just over 7 million copies since release. I wouldn’t call that a failure. That’s a pretty penny, for sure.
Battlefield V will be receiving a battle royale mode in March in the form of the new game mode Firestorm.