EA & DICE have announced the effective end of new content for Battlefield V. The last content update comes in June of 2020, with all follow-up updates being strictly focused on support & community games. This means that after approximately two years of content updates, BFV will move into “support mode”, reducing the overall financial allocation. I took to Twitter to write down my thoughts on BFV, and discuss why we are looking at the end of new content for a “live service” game only two years into its launch.
My Twitter posts receive less detail and less proofing. If I repost them here, they will be reserved for Action Audit. Please excuse minor typos and shorthand.
The decision to end content updates for BFV ultimately comes down to the fact that new content doesn’t make financial sense, especially considering the opportunity cost. A new Battlefield game is on the horizon and it appears EA & DICE are ready to move on from Battlefield V, placing the financial focus on the next installment.
I enjoyed my time in BFV. Despite the mixed marketing, and odd design decisions, it was mechanically “solid”. I hope EA & DICE learn from it and those lessons are felt in the next Battlefield installment.