The recent rumblings from the EA machine have materialised as Battlefield Play4Free has now been revealed. While a formal announcement still appears to be forthcoming, the veil over an official website battlefield.play4free.com
has been lifted to offer a teaser trailer featuring in-game action from the new FPS that bears a striking resemblance in many ways to the acclaimed Battlefield 2, to be released -- as the name suggests -- under a free to play business model.
We'll have more details once an official presser finds it way out, but until then check out the teaser trailer here on AusGamers
and stop by the official site
for a couple of screenshots.
Battlefield Play4Free appears to be PC targetted, with an closed beta test due to kick off soon.
Update: As promised, here's the official press release
with some more details.
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Battlefield Play4Free, a deep PC shooter featuring signature Battlefield vehicular warfare, sandbox gameplay and intense 32-player online battles. With its advanced graphics, polished production values, depth and realism, Battlefield Play4Free takes the genre to the next level and is positioned to compete with top console titles. The game goes live in spring 2011. Players who wish to get in the game sooner can register today for the closed beta at www.battlefield.play4free.com.com which launches on Nov 30
Combining the most popular maps from Battlefield 2 with the familiar classes and powerful weapons of Battlefield: Bad CompanyTM 2, players have access to 16 vehicles including the Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter, its nemesis the F35 VTOL jet fighter, the massive Russian T-90 main battle tank, and the hard to catch LSV light strike vehicle. Players progress through the game to learn new combat skills, and earn in-game currency to spend on a massive array of devastating weapons and equipment.