Battlefield: Heroes Details and Movies

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Well, that was rather quick. Planet Battlefield have some details and interview videos of how Battlefield: Heroes will play and what it will feature.

Here’s a taste of some of the details and features:

  • Pick one character and you level him up through the game.
  • 3rd person rather than 1st person
  • Vehicles in the game unlike Team Fortress 2
  • Historical war setting
  • Much simpler than Team Fortress 2

Check out the rest at Planet Battlefield.

Battlefield: Heroes Coming Summer 2008

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bfh_soldier.jpgThe free to play model isn’t new. Many smaller games offer the ability to play the basic game for free, but if you want any flare or prettiness; you’re going have to cough up the quarters for it. So what makes Battlefield: Heroes a big deal? Well, it’s one of the first (if not the first) free to play online game from a “big corporation”. Charging for downloadable content works and people tend to willingly spend $2 multiple times instead of coughing up the lump sum.

Games for Windows Magazine’s February issue will have the world exclusive details Electronic Art/DICE’s Battlefield: Heroes, so details are scarce at the moment. In the meantime,  you can read the New York Times article released yesterday which gave a brief overview of how the business model will work.

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