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Battlefield Heroes is 4-Free but offers Ads and Micro Transactions

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EA has announced it will be releasing a free Battlefield Heroes game in the summer.

Developed by series veteran DICE, it will be a cartoon-inspired war game powered by advertising and micro transactions. This is known as "Play 4 Free".

Aimed at the mass market, the game will offer a downloadable client, lots of character customisation and hours of shooting madness.

Its fresh art direction will help it stand out, too, just like Team Fortress 2 did last year. Oh, it looks quite similar. Perhaps it's just a coincidence like the Burnout Paradise cover image.

"There's something here for all types of players - be it our core Battlefield fans or casual gamers," said Ben Cousins, big cheese at DICE.

"With the new online model we will continually add new content to keep the game fresh and keep players engaged, while integrating player feedback in real time. As a game developer, it is such a cool new way to make games."

Head over to the Battlefield Heroes site to keep up to date with its progress.
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TF2 anyone?
 
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hmm interesting...I dont think ill give that a go :p I will be awaiting the arrival of BF4 :D
 
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God help us if they release this instead of BattleField 3
 

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If they have vehicles that would make things interesting.
 
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Oh sure, you'll get to drive a tank...after purchasing the unlock for it via a series of microtransactions. Then you can drive around mowing down all the hapless people running vanilla soldiers with just pistols who play for free rather than plunk down $50.

Yeah, it probably won't be ridiculous like that, but Play 4 Free is a concept that has seen abuse. We'll see when it comes out I guess.
 
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Provided the paying bonuses can be overcome by a reasonable amount of skill, I'm down. Of course, by the time it comes out I'll have a better system to be playing stuff on. Damn holiday weekend buggerin down the UPS guy...
 

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There's one major deal-killer for me: it uses the EA downloader.
 
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There's one major deal-killer for me: it uses the EA downloader.
GOD HELP US :banghead:

I tried using it to DL the BF2 exspansion things and I didnt even get to dl them :shadedshu
 
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EA Downloader, Mebey we should report them to the RIAA, as they are downloading crap to us from the interwebs, and it is terrible. I tried it a couple times and could never like it after using steam.
 
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isnt battlefield 3 known as battlefield BAD COMPANY?:confused::confused:
 
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wow, this thread is like 8 months old. and no, this isn't battlefield 3. there isn't one, as a matter of fact. this is just a spin-off.
 
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Bad Company is for consoles only I believe. This version is for PC and will be free, other than that ive seen no news of another Battlefield game.
 
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its got vehicles in it lol tanks planes you name it but im not looking forward to the gay downloads you all get some cool mini gun i get basic weapons
 
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Made by EA no thanks
 
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bad company was a bunch of console crap. Consoles are for those who just want to sit and play, and nothing more, not serious gamers.