Battlefield Heroes Announced


Electronic Arts today announced that this summer will see the release of Battlefield Heroes, a free to play PC multiplayer shooter featuring a Team Fortress 2-like art style.

According to EA, the game will be easy to pick up and play, and among other things will feature character customization, matchmaking based on skill level, and a "deep online meta-game."

"We put a different twist on this Battlefield game going with the cartoon-style graphics and gameplay," said EA DICE senior producer Ben Cousins. "There's something here for all types of players--be it our core Battlefield fans or casual gamers. With the new online model, we will continually add new content to keep the game fresh and keep players engaged, while integrating player feedback in real time. As a game developer, it is such a cool new way to make games."That new content won't be free, as Electronic Arts notes that the game will generate revenue through advertising and micro-transactions.

No screenshots were released, though the game is featured in the new issue of Games for Windows Magazine.

From The Chatty
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    January 21, 2008 5:23 AM

    What does integrating player feedback in real time mean? heh.

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      January 21, 2008 5:38 AM

      It means the guns have recoil. Maybe.

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      January 21, 2008 5:45 AM

      if you complain on the forums... they'll change things?

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      January 21, 2008 5:47 AM

      something like CS's weapons market?

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      January 21, 2008 5:58 AM

      Interactivity and feedback in real time includes!

      In game pools that increase their vote count when you participate!
      Other players dying when you shoot them and being able to see it on screen!

      Anyway, I really hope this doesn't succeed. If only because the market for these types of games is small enough as it is and Splash Damage, Epic, Crytek etc are having enough trouble finding critical mass for their online shooters as it is without having to compete against "free".

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        January 21, 2008 6:31 AM

        I like the idea of a good & free Multiplayer game. You prefer to pay? Fine.

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          January 21, 2008 7:13 AM

          I prefer to make one payment and be done with it, yes. My point was though I don't want the online shooter space to become like the MMO space. Dominated by one app. There is no such thing as a free lunch. You will be paying for the game one way or another. Either through soul (and time) sucking ads, or micro transactions that make the game unplayable if you don't buy at least a few.

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      January 21, 2008 6:24 AM


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      January 21, 2008 6:41 AM

      If you say "damn that guy crushed me" they pop up an add for a 37-cent minigun, or a pair of airstrikes for a buck thirty.

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      January 21, 2008 7:11 AM


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      January 21, 2008 7:34 AM

      You press a button and it shoots bullets. In real time.

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      January 21, 2008 8:26 AM

      they're hacking all IPs simultaneously

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      January 21, 2008 9:19 AM

      Maybe when everyone calls everyone a fag in the chat channels, they will be able to identify how we best communicate with one another, and then help us facilitate our use of calling each other fags with ease.

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