EA: Battlefield had 11 million active players in Q1, led by BF4
During EA’s recent quarterly earnings call with analysts, the publisher revealed that the Battlefield franchise did very well during the (fiscal) first quarter, where there were over 11 million active players.
Of the 11 million players, the majority were playing Battlefield 4. EA has consistently supported the game since its release, almost three years ago. Lately, they have been releasing free expansions to all players.
During the same earnings call, EA said that they expect the upcoming Battlefield 1 to sell 15 million units. This is far less than Battlefield 4, which was sold over 20 million units to date.
The most recent free DLC was China Rising — in fact, it’s still free to download for a few more days (until August 9th).