EA: Battlefield Undamaged by Rough Start, Carrier Assault Mode Details
We get the latest scoop on Battlefield 4’s new game mode while Electronic Arts officially comments on the game’s rocky beginnings.
According to Gamespot, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen has officially stated that the technical and server issues have not resulted in any sort of sales decrease for the Battlefield franchise. While some of these instabilities still exist in current builds of Battlefield 4, Jorgensen remained confident that the integrity of the Battlefield name remains strong.
“Clearly we’re very focused on protecting that brand… we’ve also tried to provide extra content to the consumers to make sure they keep coming back and playing the game and we’re finding that it’s working very well,” Jorgensaid said at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. “I don’t see that there’s a damage issue. I think for us it’s making sure that we’re providing great gameplay for the consumer and we’ll continue to do that.”
Jorgensen claims that many of the instabilities Battlefield 4 had encountered were due to the game’s complexities, such as tablet support and 64-player online matches. Another factor was developing on the new, next-gen consoles.
In related news, the Battlefield Blog has unveiled new information about Battlefield 4’s Naval Strike downloadable content and its Carrier Assault game mode. Carrier Assault pits two teams against each other in a race to destroy the opposing team’s aircraft carrier. Carrier Assault pays homage to the Titan Mode of Battlefield 2142. You must fight a large-scale war with air, land and sea vehicles to disable the opposing carrier’s outer defenses so that you can infiltrate the ship (via boat or parachute drop) for close quarter combat to take it down from the inside.
Carrier Assault will be a part of Battlefield 4 Naval Strike, which will be launching late March and will be arriving soon for those with a Battlefield 4 Premium account.