Developers for the latest installment in the Battlefield franchise talked about why they’re holding off on releasing Battlefield V’s battle royale mode until after the game is released.
After announcing that Battlefield V’s battle royale mode would be released after the game itself, DICE’s live service development director Ryan MacArthur gave some reasons why they made the decision in an interview with VG24/7.
“We want to make sure that each introduction of new gameplay is able to stand on its own and is able to stand out from everything else in a way that makes players want to focus on it,” MacArthur explained in the interview.
Battlefield V’s developers said they want to “drip-feed” content into the game, like new maps and modes, such as battle royale, for free, instead of in paid expansions or DLC.
According to DICE, putting all this content into the game at once would be just like a paid expansion ““We want players to have this – here is the core Battlefield experience, and here’s a co-op experience built off that, and here’s a battle royale experience built off that,” MacArthur said.
MacArthur finished by saying that if too many modes are introduced at once it can “fragment” the player community, “It sucks all the oxygen out of the room if you put to much in.”
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Battlefield V is set to release on November 15, but how long players will have to wait to try out the new battle royale mode remains to be seen.