EA Chimes in on Success of PUBG; Battlefield Team Looking at Their Own “New and Innovative Ways to Play”
EA believes that PUBG has changed the way people are playing shooters, and has said that the Battlefield is also looking for new and innovative ways to play through map design and core game play mechanics.
The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds cannot be denied, and as reported earlier, the game has already surpassed 30 million players ever since its release back in March of last year. During EA’s most recent earnings call with investors, CEO Andrew Wilson commented on the game’s success.
“In terms of PUBG, again I think what you discover in this industry is a lot of great vector that drive player engagement”, Wilson replied when asked about 2017’s hit game. “And one of those is just innovation in the core game play mechanic. And the team with PUBG have done is really deliver a new level of innovation that change the way people were playing first and shooter game. And we are very respectful and complimentary what they have been able to do. We've seen that continue with [Fortnite]”, he continued.
EA’s CEO then went on to say that the Battlefield is also looking for new ways to play, including changes to map design and core game play mechanics.
“Again, so it's clearly a mode of play that the global FPS population interested in and given that we have some of the best shooters in the marketplace, you might expect that we are also thinking about new and innovative ways to play. And that doesn't mean just on a PUBG replicas inside of the battlefield universe but it does mean that our battlefield team and talked in prepared remarks, looking at how they innovate in every aspect of the game including core game play and map design.”
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