Home EA’s next Battlefield title will be developed by the ‘largest team in franchise history’

EA’s next Battlefield title will be developed by the ‘largest team in franchise history’


  • Next Battlefield: largest dev team ever.
  • CEO acknowledges player feedback.
  • The Sims: 12 new content packs.

This week, EA released its latest financial statements in the quarterly earnings call, during which CEO Andrew Wilson stated that the next Battlefield title will be developed by the “largest team in franchise history.”

Wilson seemed to acknowledge the lukewarm reception of Battlefield 2042 when he said “Players have made it clear that they wanted an even deeper experience,” as per the Yahoo transcript of the call.

He also reaffirmed the company’s commitment to live service models, after a survey earlier this year revealed that 70% of surveyed developers are concerned about the sustainability of live service games.

There will be a “connected” single-player mode for the next Battlefield game, but Wilson did not elaborate on what this would entail.

Earlier this year, EA canceled a planned single-player Star Wars game being developed by Respawn Entertainment amidst a round of 670 layoffs. They also announced a planned increase in price for their subscription service EA Play.

What about The Sims franchise?

One of EA’s largest franchises is The Sims, currently headlined by The Sims 4. According to Wilson, the life simulation series is set to receive 12 new content packs over the next year. The Sims 4 isn’t a traditional live service game with a subscription, but with 79 expansions, game packs, kits, and various other paid add-ons, it operates like one, raking in profits.

Wilson stated that alongside the 12 planned releases, EA’s Sims 4 team is also “working on multiple experiences in the Sims universe to leverage user-generated content to deepen our community and expand our audience.[…]

“The passion for Sims Community remains strong as the franchise powers towards its 25th anniversary. Since its launch in 2014, the Sims 4 has surpassed 85 million players with FY 2024 up double-digits year-over-year. The Sims Online and the Sims Mobile combined have been downloaded over 500 million times. This is already one of the largest communities in the world and we believe this hugely successful franchise has the potential to become one of the largest creator platforms in entertainment.”

Featured image credit: EA

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Ali Rees
Tech journalist

Ali Rees is a freelance writer based in the UK. They have worked as a data and analytics consultant, a software tester, and a digital marketing and SEO specialist. They have been a keen gamer and tech enthusiast since their childhood in are currently the Gaming and Tech editor at Brig Newspaper. They also have a Substack where they review short video games. During the pandemic, Ali turned their hand to live streaming and is a fan of Twitch. When not writing, Ali enjoys playing video and board games, live music, and reading. They have two cats and both of…

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.