EA Announces Battlefield 1 Open Beta for Late August
Fans of the Battlefield franchise who are waiting to get their hands on the game before it launches in October will be able to take part in Battlefield 1 open beta. The open beta will be available three platforms.
Battlefield 1 open beta will begin on August 31, 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Early Access to the game before the October release will be granted to those who sign up for the game’s insider newsletter, on the official website.
No further details about Battlefield 1 open beta were shared by DICE but it will be interesting to see which multiplayer maps will be available for the open beta.
In related news, Amazon has listed a $130 Battlefield 1 Collector’s Edition but interestingly this special edition does not include the base game. It includes:
- Collector’s Edition Statue (14″ Tall).
- Exclusive Steel book.
- Exclusive cloth poster.
- Deck of playing cards.
- Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive DLC content (Exclusive for the first year).
- Exclusive patch.
- Premium packaging.
Battlefield is one of the most popular and profitable franchise for Electronic Arts. However, the company does not expect Battlefield 1 will sell as many copies as the previous entries.
According to chief financial officer, Blake Jorgensen, Battlefield 1 sales expectations are slightly under compared to what the franchise usually have in a year. But the company is still hopeful that the sales figures for Battlefield 1 will rise eventually.
On the other hand the company expects Titanfall 2 to perform rather well. The company expects that Titanfall 2 will sell 9 million to 10 million units.
Battlefield 1 is a first person shooter set during World War 1 and the game is scheduled to release on October 21 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.