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Wed, Mar 23, 2011 | 01:09 GMT
Ben Cousens, head of the studio behind the upcoming Battlefield Play4Free, has said Battlefield Heroes proved all shooter fans are hardcore.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 | 12:02 GMT
Easy Studios boss Ben Cousens has said that games that are priced at $60 are “exploitative.”
Wed, Mar 02, 2011 | 11:02 GMT
EA’s confirmed that the open beta for Battlefield Play4Free will kick off on April 4.
Fri, Nov 05, 2010 | 18:42 GMT
EA’s Ben Cousens said during the London Games Conference today the company believes Battlefield Play4Free and other free offers will “shake up” the console marketplace.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 20:59 BST
Speaking at GDC Paris this morning, EA DICE’s Ben Cousens told the crowd that the developer currently has five Battlefield games in the works.
“Since the start of this year I’ve been working as executive producer for the entire Battlefield franchise – we’ve got five titles in development at the moment, which is probably more than you expect,” he said.
Battlefield: Heroes and Battlefield: Bad Company are known, obviously, but apparently the three other games include a traditional core title aimed at consoles and a new collaboration with Neowiz specifically for the Korean market.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 07:38 BST
Speaking to videogaming247, free-to-play PC shooter Battlefield Heroes’ executive producer Ben Cousins has said that the game may be run even if it doesn’t make profit, primarily as it succeeds in bringing new players into the world of Battlefield in general.
“That would be down to someone more senior that me,” he said when asked on what criteria the game would be closed down, “but my personal [opinion] would be that if we’re at least breaking even I’d like to keep the game running, just because it’s quite a good way of recruiting younger players into the Battlefield franchise and to teach them how to play for free, and as a marketing tool, frankly.”
Cousens added that running into a loss would obviously jeopardise the project, but that prospects for the game so far were rosy.
“Obviously there comes a point where if you’re losing money you can’t keep it going, but the response we’ve had has been so big,” he said.
“If you look at the Google trends graphs, we’re trending above a lot of the more high profile retail products in terms of people searching for us, so we know we’re going to get a volume of players and I guess we just have to be confident that some of those are going to convert into paying customers.”
Battlefield Heroes will be funded by a system of micropayments and advertising. There’s no released date as yet, but the game’s going into beta now, so don’t expect to wait that long.