The Life & Death of the Season Pass

In a time not too long ago, a foul infection spread its way through the games industry. It was a vile illness that burrowed itself in deep, feeding off of greed and the incessant begging of teens desperate to receive funds from their parents. It divided friend groups, suffocated player bases, and was common practice up until recently—it was the season pass.

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IanTH1050d ago (Edited 1050d ago )

This doesn't make a ton of sense. Season Passes may slowly fade out for multiplayer games, perhaps, but I don't see them going anywhere in games that are primarily single player. They don't seem to touch on this either, with every game being some kind of online/multiplayer/GaaS title, and nary a mention of a single player game - at least that I saw.

I mean, games like Borderlands 3 just asked people to buy in to the 2nd season pass. Battle passes can't really take over in places that have story driven content and such. So I'd say perhaps they missed a bit of a necessary distinction but, since they claim the death of season pass is at hand, it appears they may have missed how single player games factor into this entirely.


Next Battlefield Is Being Built for the "Future" Says EA CEO

Electronic Arts (EA) CEO Andrew Wilson comments on how a former competitor is now building a Battlefield "for the future."

InUrFoxHole23d ago

💯 what all gamers are thinking... and not liking

DaCajun22d ago

They keep breaking promises, Dice is not the devs they used to be. I remember during BFBC2 release DICE telling hiphopgamer, anyone remember him, they would never charge for dlc maps like other companies started to do. They didn't want to seperate the community, they said. Then they released paid dlc later for BFBC2, Vietnam maps.

InUrFoxHole22d ago

Lol, yeah I remember HHG. 🤣. Yeah idk man.. hoping for the best here.

-Foxtrot24d ago

Jesus man this guy

Everything he’s said about the next Battlefield just screams how tone dead he actually is about the franchise

He seems to be repeating the same mistakes

excaliburps24d ago

I am hoping that Zampella brings his magic and delivers an awesome experience.

Imagine if Respawn got Medal of Honor? And then they make a proper COD competitor with it? Daaaamn.

Notellin23d ago

He's one of the most overpaid and worst executives in the business

RaidenBlack24d ago

If making BadCompany 3 is not possible anymore ... Just make a new Battlefield 2 in 2024, ffs !

isarai23d ago

It doesn't matter what they call it, the current EA/DICE are not capable of making a decent battlefield game. Slapping "Bad Company" on it isn't going to change that

isarai24d ago

Sounds like a game made by an office full of investment bankers and data analyst