EA revealed in a recent investor call (via GameSpot) that it is interested in creating a standalone battle royale shooter.
During the call, CFO Blake Jorgensen was asked if the company had any plans to release Battlefield V‘s battle royale mode as a standalone free-to-play game like Fortnite. Jorgensen shut down the idea, but did add that it is interested in creating a free-to-play standalone game of its own.
“We’re interested in experimenting with a free-to-play standalone game that might be in a shooter genre or another genre, but I don’t think that’s how we’re looking at the Battlefield stuff right now,” he said.
In other news, VP of investor relations Chris Evenden mentioned during the call that EA is currently looking at its key franchises to see how it could deliver cross-platform play similar to that of Fortnite. He finished by saying to expect more on this in the future.
Battlefield V‘s battle royale mode, titled Royale, was officially unveiled last month and is said to meld the genre with Battlefield’s core pillars of destruction, team play, and vehicles.