Battlefield Play4Free launches

EA sent out word today reminding fans that Battlefield Play4Free has hit its launch date, and is now available at the game's Web site. The game...


EA sent out word today reminding fans that Battlefield Play4Free has hit its launch date, and is now available at the game's Web site. The game features maps from Battlefield 2, weapons and classes from Bad Company 2, and 16 vehicles.

The game was developed by the team behind Battlefield Heroes, and is the latest example of EA taking its established franchises into alternate distribution and revenue models. The company says that in-game advertising isn't fool-proof, and microtransaction models are proving much more reliable.

Beta codes were given out on March 31 to anyone who had registered a previous Battlefield game, and then on April 2 for select fans on Facebook and Twitter. Now the game is widely available for your free explosion-filled pleasure. If you've been checking out in beta or just started today, hit the comments to let fellow Shackers know what you think.

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    April 4, 2011 4:15 PM

    Comment on Battlefield Play4Free launches, by Steve Watts.

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      April 4, 2011 4:22 PM

      This is a pale shadow of the full BF2.

      Go for the full game instead, it's pretty cheap. (Less than 10 bucks on amazon)

      The current patch (1.50) adds the Euro Force and Armored Fury expansion packs for free.

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      April 4, 2011 4:56 PM

      This game is a new all time low BF heros was bad but dam this game is so bad you would think BF heros is as great a game as HL or crysis.

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      April 4, 2011 5:33 PM

      Speaking of Battlefield, can I get an invite to the Shacknews BC2 steam group?

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      April 4, 2011 5:35 PM

      EA is clearly doing it wrong...

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      April 4, 2011 5:37 PM

      Thanks for reminding me that I needed to delete the beta from my HD!

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      April 4, 2011 5:41 PM

      Hilarious game. In the beta I started it up, my mouse was invisible and the keyboard didn't work in the menu. Got into a game, seen the horrible graphics with BC2 sounds and just ALT+F4ed and uninstalled.

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      April 4, 2011 6:04 PM

      Wow all these links and not one to the site to get the game! :P

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        April 4, 2011 6:14 PM

        I think there was a reason for that, until you broke the pattern.

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        April 4, 2011 6:25 PM

        You must not have tried the 2nd link. I recommend you don't go to it though, it links you to a terrible game.

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      April 4, 2011 6:58 PM

      This seems like a really bad marketing move for EA...why tarnish the name of their best shooter franchise with shit like this? If this is someone's first experience with a "Battlefield" game, they're likely not going to be coming back for more.

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      April 5, 2011 6:09 AM

      Worst game ever. Seriously.

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        April 5, 2011 6:19 AM

        Sweet, you guys saved me bandwidth and time.

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        April 5, 2011 6:42 AM

        i thought it seemed decent for a game you can play free off facebook. i tried it for a bit on a redone BC2 map and it seemed like battlefield with a neutered unlock system. i just stopped playing because i don't really like playing FPS with keyboard and mouse anymore

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      April 5, 2011 6:37 AM

      By game, they mean turd, and by launch, they mean polish.

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