EA is open to cross-platform multiplayer for future titles

‘We think that’s an important part of our future development profile’

In a Q1 financial call yesterday, EA revealed that it is open to the idea of providing cross-platform multiplayer with its future titles. In a series of questions focused on Fortnite‘s free-to-play success and its cross-platform ambitions, EA’s Chris Everden (VP of Investor Relations) said, “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.”

Everden continued with, “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.” This came after Everden stated that he believes a “great portion of game experiences will exist in the cloud” within three to five years, which would hopefully make cross-platform play a commonality.

Later on in the call, CEO and CFO Blake Jorgensen stressed that Battlefield V’s battle royale mode would not be separated from the main game. EA and DICE are treating it as a part of the package that Battlefield V is and don’t see the mode ever going standalone. “We’re interested in experimenting with a free-to-play standalone game that might be in a shooter genre or another genre,” Jorgensen stated, “but I don’t think that’s how we’re looking at the Battlefield stuff right now.”

EA open to cross-platform playability for Battlefield V, future games [GamesIndustry.biz]

Peter Glagowski
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