Battlefield Play4Free

Published on November 5th, 2010

EA have revealed plans to launch a new free-to-play iteration of its celebrated Battlefield franchise, aptly titled .

Unlike similar release Battlefield Heroes, which was third-person and utilised cel-shaded graphics, the publisher has explained that the latest venture stays true to the "core, realistic Battlefield shooter experience."

Set to feature multiplayer battles for up to 32 players across a number of modern-day environments, gameplay seems to most closely correlate to that seen within Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Micro-transactions are to be implemented to tempt players to part with some cash.

"We broke new ground in 2009 with the launch of Battlefield Heroes; a game that has 6 million registered players worldwide. Now we are complementing that arcade shooter with a core, realistic Battlefield shooter experience that fans have been clamouring for," added senior producer, James Salt. "Battlefield Play4Free is for serious shooter fans who are looking for a premium – but free – experience that rivals top console titles."

Whilst no release date has been announced, you can sign up for closed Beta details on the official website – link to your right.

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