Battlefield 1 appears to be in its final stages of development as many reviewers had a chance to try out the recent closed alpha. Developers at DICE also indicated that the alpha will begin after the Gamescom 2016 event so the players will be getting a chance to try out one of the most anti-cipated game of this year.
EA Predicts Battlefield 1 Sales Around 15 Million Units
In the last couple of weeks, we got to know some more details regarding the game’s development and its features such as the option for DirectX 12 was spotted from the advanced visual settings menu, while the FOV Slider was also confirmed for both the consoles.
During EA’s recent Q1 earnings conference call, company’s CEO Andrew Wilson discussed regarding forthcoming shooter’s popularity and excitement among the fans of the Battlefield and Titanfall as both the shooter series will be getting a new installment in the franchise later this year. While the CFO Blake Jorgensen while speaking mentioned company’s expectation regarding sales and its position among the audience. According to him, the Battlefield 1 sales are estimated around 15 million units.
So, on the guidance, we talked rough numbers with people. We told people that typically a Battlefield title is about [15 million] in a year. Our guidance is slightly under that. And we hope that that excitement builds and it will clearly go through that number, but for right now, it’s slightly under that number.
While he also disclosed that the estimated sales for the upcoming Titanfall 2 is between 9 to 10 million units, better than its predecessor which had more than 7 million units. Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 releases on October 21st and October 28th respectively, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!