Former Battlefield manager warns EA to ‘step it up’ after Modern Warfare gameplay reveal

Published: 3/Aug/2019 21:53 Updated: 4/Aug/2019 0:53

by Alan Bernal


Ninjas in Pyjamas Chief Marketing Officer, and former Global Brand Manager at EA, Casey Al-Kaisy thinks EA is going to have to retool their approach to Battlefield in light of Modern Warfare’s new Multiplayer reveal.

Modern Warfare is already shaping up to be incredibly popular with fans as Infinity Ward has been on point with hype-building in the lead up to the game’s October 25 release.

Some of that attention stems from the advances in gameplay that will be seen in the next Call of Duty game, but it’s these new developments that has the former EA employee thinking it’s time for Battlefield to come out with something new to respond.

Infinity WardModern Warfare is going to give players a ton of ways to experience its refined title.

In an August 2 tweet, Al-Kaisy gave his take on what the new 100-player Modern Warfare mode will mean for the franchise going forward while giving the EA FPS a word of advice to compete with Infinity Ward.

“I can guarantee that Call of Duty is going to go full Battlefield as time goes,” Al-Kaisy said. “EA DICE will need to step it up. Enough with visual focus, people care about gameplay.”

Fans of the FPS’s have long known what they’ve been getting into when buying into the Call of Duty or Battlefield experience, respectively.

Call of Duty typically features a more focused, sharp gameplay experience that capitalizes on smaller-scaled combat. Meanwhile, Battlefield tends to look and feel more like a warzone, featuring beautiful, destructible environments that hold up to 64 players.

But it now looks like Infinity Ward is going to be encroaching on Battlefield’s long-time niche with the reveal of the gigantic Ground War playlist that is going to bring a franchise-first 100-player mode.

Infinity WardGround War is going to introduce a large scale battleground for Call of Duty fans.

While this is fantastic news for gamers since they’ll be getting an FPS with historically great mechanics, design, sounds, gameplay with the added integration of large battlegrounds, it might not bode well for EA Dice.

In fact, when asked if Al-Kaisy had told EA Dice while working there about the impending need to change Battlefield’s focus to gameplay, the former EA employee simply responded by saying: “Hell yeah we did. But hey what do I know!”

Modern Warfare is already looking like a fan-favorite and Infinity Ward still has a few months before launch, which might be a bad thing for industry competitors.


How to play Battlefield V’s final free multiplayer weekend

Published: 1/Nov/2019 15:47 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 15:58

by Connor Bennett


EA are handing over the multiplayer of Battlefield V to the fans with a final free weekend of play. So, if you haven’t dived into the game’s online portion just yet, here’s what you need to know.

Battlefield V dropped back on November 20, 2018, marking the 11th installment in the popular first-person shooter franchise. With the new release, EA Dice took things up a notch with multiplayer compared to previous titles, adding a battle royale mode as well as expanding on the mega Grand Operations.

With it’s one year anniversary coming around, as well as the release of the game’s fifth chapter, EA launched their annual Battlefest celebrations with a raft of content for players. Included in that has been free trial weekends – letting everyone jump into different aspects of the game.

EA games/FlakfireBattlefield V’s Firestorm was the game’s attempt at the battle royale genre.

When is Battlefield V’s free trial weekend?

Starting on Friday, November 1 and running through November 4, players will have the chance to experience all of the game’s multiplayer maps and modes in order to celebrate the release of the Pacific Theatre.

This means that players can try out the traditional Battlefield mode of Conquest, as well as the usual FPS game types of Team Deathmatch and Domination. Anyone who ever enjoyed ‘Rush’ can try their hand at Breakthrough which works in a similar way.

DICE / EAThe epic Battlefield V is the 11th game in the popular franchise.

Where to download Battlefield V for the free trial weekend

The free trial weekends run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and EA Origin for the PC. So, all you have to do is fine Battlefield V in your respective marketplace and hit download on the free trial.

Once you’ve waited for the long download and dropped into a game, you will be able to keep any progress you make should you choose to purchase the full game after that point. 

So, what are you waiting for? Time is ticking down on your last chance to experience Battlefield’s epic multiplayer for free.

It’ll take some time to download, of course, but it’s better to act fast than wait until the last minute – especially when you can get in plenty more matches, too.