Battlefield 1 currently has 21 million players in the game, according to a financial earnings report from Electronic Arts (also known as EA).
“And in Battlefield 1, our community has grown to 21 million unique players experiencing an extensive live service, with monthly updates, in-game events and missions, and the largest expansion packs in franchise history,” said Andrew Wilson, the CEO of EA in the prepared comments section of the report.
Battlefield 1 previously hit 15 million players in the game back in January of this year, according to VentureBeat. More recently, the game hit 19 million players in May, according to Gamespot. Considering that the game has only been out since last October, these sales numbers are extremely impressive.
The very positive reviews for the game seems to contribute to its incredibly strong player base. On Metacritic, Battlefield 1 has a score of 89 on PlayStation 4, a score of 88 on PC, and a score of 87 on Xbox One from critics. Players also seem to have enjoyed the game, giving it mostly favorable reviews.
One reviewer from LaPS4 gave the game a score of 90.
“DICE takes aim with Battlefield 1 and it ends up being a jackpot. It couldn’t be a better game taking into consideration the limitations imposed due to the game taking place during WWI,” said the review from LaPS4. “It offers some of the best maps ever seen in the franchise. Tons of charisma for a franchise that stands tall against the dictatorship of sci-fi and double jump.” The full review for Battlefield 1 from LaPS4 can be found here.
Along with the success of Battlefield 1, EA has been preparing and releasing DLC for the game starting with ‘They Shall Not Pass’ back in March. ‘They Shall Not Pass’ gave players the chance to play as the French and included some of France’s biggest battles during WWI according to the Battlefield 1 official website. Also, a new gameplay mode was added named ‘Frontlines,’ where players had to steal a flag from the opposing team and swarm the enemy’s base.
New weapons, tanks, operations, and a new Elite Class (the Trench Raider) were also included in the ‘They Shall Not Pass’ DLC. Considering that the first round of DLC added a lot to the game, the next round of DLC should give players just as much, if not more content.
“And Battlefield 1 will continue to evolve as a content-rich live service, with monthly game updates, and our next expansion pack, ‘In The Name of the Tsar,’ launching in full in September,” said Wilson.
More details on the ‘In The Name of the Tsar’ DLC will be released during Gamescom 2017 (which is from August 23 to August 26).
“In addition, at Gamescom we will detail our plans for a new offering that will bring the richest Battlefield 1 experience yet – including the all-out warfare, epic multiplayer battles and War Stories campaign that have defined the game, plus new maps, deeper progression and additional fan-favorite game modes, all in a single package,” said Wilson.
In addition to the new details on the DLC, it seems that Battlefield 1 will also be preparing to enter the world of esports with involvement from the player base.
“At Gamescom, we will debut a new way to play Battlefield 1 built for competition, and designed with direct input from our Battlefield community,” said Wilson.
With the news of the amount of players who play Battlefield 1, along with the announcement for more DLC, fans of the game will probably be happy with how much attention EA is giving the game.
Battlefield 1 was released October 21 of last year on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In other news, two Battlefield 1 fans and streamers recently got engaged at EA Play, according to a news update from EA.
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