While the industry has always associated subscriptions models with MMO's, it seems EA is looking to broaden those terms onto the FPS market. Patrick Soderlund, head of EA Games label who oversees Electronic Art's more prominent shooter titles like Battlefield and Medal of Honor, recently spoke with VentureBeat
about some interesting changes that EA were looking at in regards to subscription based modelling.
I think it’s fair to say that we’re looking at that. Like all other companies, we’re looking at how we can maximize our investment in this and get the most out of our investment and get more people playing this product. That may take us to different places, but we’re not really talking about where that is yet.
While obviously this doesn't confirm that either the new Medal of Honor: Warfighter or Battlefield 4 will ever have subscription models, it's still a interesting scenario, one that quite a few gamers have been very vocal about.
You can check out the full interview here
which also talks about what EA thinks of Call of Duty and how it's a "different shooter". You can also check out AusGamers' interview
with DICE's Patrick Bach to talk about Battlefield 3 and their newest expansion, Close Quarter.