Battlefield Heroes Q&A on Gamasutra
mentioned the other day includes a
tidbit about the upcoming free installment in the Battlefield series we
overlooked at the time (thanks
). In what may be a case of getting what you pay for, producer
Ben Cousins revealed the game will launch with a mere two maps:
absolutely. I mean, what we did is, we come to this from two angles. The first
one is that in every Battlefield game, we bust our asses making 50 maps, and
then within six months of the game being released, everyone's playing two maps.
The two best maps. So, we just decided to make just the two best maps, and not
the other kind of maps.
And the other reason is because this is a service, not a product. We're going to
have ongoing support. The live team for the game are almost as big as the dev
team. We want to have people coming back to the game over time, but we also want
the community to inform us what type of game they want to play.
So we're launching with an infantry-focused map, and a vehicle-focused map, and
if they want to play the infantry-focused map then we will continue to make
infantry-focused maps. And, similarly, if they think of this as a vehicle-based
game, then we'll make the maps which reinforce that feel. So it's down to the
community to define what type of game this is, really.