GDC: Battlefield Play4Free gets a staggered launch beginning March 31

Prior to the debut of Battlefield 3, EA showcased its other Battlefield title: Battlefield Play4Free...

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Prior to the debut of Battlefield 3, EA showcased its other Battlefield title: Battlefield Play4Free. Essentially a love letter to Battlefield 2, Play4Free's version is currently in closed beta for a select few. According to developer EAsy, the game has seen a few "thousand" players the game killing each other during peak times.

At the event, EA also revealed that Battlefield Play4Free will see a staggered launch beginning March 31. On that date, any gamer that owns (and has registered on EA.com) past titles in the series--including Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield: Bad Company 2--will receive a beta code from EA.

On April 2, invites will be distributed to select Twitter followers and Facebook fans. A public beta will officially launch two days later on April 4. The game's final launch is set for later this year.

For more information--including how the game will compare to Battlefield 2--look out for our interview with the team at EAsy early next week.

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      March 2, 2011 8:09 PM

      Summary: EA announces its Battlefield 2 inspired free-to-play, browser-based game "Battlefield Play4Free" will begin a staggered open beta launch on March 31.

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      March 2, 2011 11:59 PM

      Put allot of hours into BF 2. This could be something to kill time while waiting for BF 3 to come.

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        March 3, 2011 4:04 AM

        Yeah... you'll probably scrap those plans once you actually play this. It was really really awful when I gave it a shot. It felt like BF2 in molasses.

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          March 3, 2011 4:14 AM

          The short view distance fog was like playing a game from the 1990's. :(

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