Battlefield Could Benefit from Call of Duty ‘Platform Confusion’, Says EA CEO
According to the article
・Speaking at the recent Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the disruption to the Call of Duty franchise following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard would benefit the company’s Battlefield franchise. seems to be thinking
・ Mr. Wilson“In the midst of all the questions about the future of Call of Duty and what platforms it will or won’t deploy on, we see Battlefield as a huge opportunity as it is completely cross-platform and platform-agnostic. I amsaid
・But honestly, this sounds like wishful thinking
First, it’s not even clear if Microsoft’s deal with Activision Blizzard will be approved, and UK and EU regulators have already requested additional time to consider the matter.
– Even if the acquisition is approved, Microsoft has promised to keep Call of Duty on other platforms (primarily PlayStation consoles) for at least a few more years under the current deal.
・Battlefield needs to get back on track before delusional about capitalizing on possible Call of Duty issues with the aforementioned acquisition
・DICE is still updating Battlefield 2042, but it still has a long way to go before it really wins back the hearts of fans
Meanwhile, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (completely platform-agnostic cross-platform) just had a very strong showcase event and is also expected to be in beta on the PlayStation platform.