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EA goes Battlefield domain crazy, registers through Battlefield 20

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 14:47 GMT By Alex Donaldson

EA has just gone on a domain-buying spree, picking up the domain names for Battlefield 13 right through to Battlefield 20.

EA registered the domain names on the 2nd May, and now owns Battlefield13.com all the way through to Battlefield20.com. They already owned the domains up to number 9, while the domains for Battlefield10, 11 and 12 are owned by an external party.

The domain registrations could simply be EA making moves to protect its brand from domain name squatters or could also potentially be an indicator of future planning.

EA is the company that releases its yearly sports franchises with this simple naming convention, after all – rather than a ton of sequentially numbered Battlefield titles this could support the suggestion of a year-based naming convention for the series.

Battlefield 4 is sticking to a more traditional numbering, and is out later this year. Thanks, Fusible.

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  1. Metroid455

    remember when Battlefield was actually good?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Crussong

    Yeah.. like the last few years, moron.
    If you dont like it, dont play it. Simple as that..

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Erthazus

    Battlefield so far is a very good game. But I don’t like this milking material.

    If they are going to update gameplay, make new engines and create new technologies they can register up to Battlefield100 domains. So far Battlefield never disappointed.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Hussar

    This is definitely some EA’s executive raging on the internet while drunk after a bad party. :D

    #4 1 year ago
  5. The_Red

    I don’t think Battlefield has gotten bad BUT it has lost its insane impact and effect.
    - The original 1942 was a game changer. A very important title for multiplayer gaming.
    - Battlefield 2 was an hugely unique and bold experience that’s still loved to this day.

    - Battlefield 3? Yeah, it looked good and was mostly fun. That’s it. The race to overtake COD has ruined the whole shooter genre IMO. Instead of being bold or trying to shift paradigms, everything is now blurring together.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. domnage

    I find this absolutely hilarious and terrifying

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Krayte

    The “13-20″ blatantly stands for a year rather than a numbered iteration, as in Battlefield ’13.

    @ #5, You clearly missed bad company then…

    #7 1 year ago
  8. CaptPierce

    DICE has like 300+ people working there, and it’s been a full year since we had another Battlefield game. Development time between making a new engine from Battlefield Vietnam and 2 wasn’t long and look what we got outta that. As long as the games continue to be good and have tons of variation (which they still are and do still have) I don’t see an issue with it.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. RocknRolla

    @1 Metroid455
    What is wrong with Battlefield today? I love every inch of it.. well besides the constant map freezing on Bazaar and Seine on TDM PS3

    #9 1 year ago
  10. DSB

    @5 I couldn’t agree more.

    @7 I think he’s referring to Battlefields role as the innovator. Bad Company 2 was alright, but to me it just felt like Team Fortress 2 with destructible environments.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. The_Red

    @7
    What DSB said. I liked original BC and to a lesser degree, BC2 but they were like BF3. Decent games but not the game changers that BF1942 and BF2 were.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Erthazus

    Not a game changer? Are you nuts? It’s the first decent FPS with destructible environments.

    Next gen is going to be full of games with destructible environments in which DICE made a standard already.

    #12 1 year ago