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Battlefield Heroes due out before April

Battlefield Heroes due out before April

Battlefield Heroes has been heavily delayed but it now looks like it's not all that far from release based on information in the publisher's financial documents.

According to Electronic Arts' financial documents, Battlefield Heroes, the free-to-play multiplayer shooter will be released no later than 31st March 2009.

The game has been in and out of beta for quite some time following heavily delays - there have been rumours that the game was cancelled, too.

At the end of January, developer Dice started accepting signups again for a new phase of beta testing, which confirms that the game is still on track for release.

Hopefully, the game won't see another delay and it'll stick to EA's target release of sometime this quarter. That said, we expect that its official release will be closer to the end of the quarter than, say, a week or so away.

It's a risky new direction for the [i}Battlefield[/i] series, targeted at a more casual audience than previous games in the franchise.

The PC exclusive title will run only through a dedicated browser - EA hopes to finance the game through optional microtransactions, but the developer has said that no saleable items will give players an in-game advantage.

Looking forward to playing Heroes? Tell us in the forums.

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steveo_mcg 5th February 2009, 10:58 Quote
Cool, I find my self strangely drawn to this its probably just my underlying affection for tf2.
Red Eye 5th February 2009, 11:02 Quote
I'll definitely be playing this on release purely because I have such an underpowered system, it would be nice to just get involved with an online gaming community. Well thats what I hope it becomes.
clx 5th February 2009, 11:15 Quote
I played the first round of closed beta, and i have to say, unless they have made some MASSIVE improvements i will be avoiding this game.
lewchenko 5th February 2009, 11:46 Quote
I feel obligated to say it... every time I see a post about Battlefield Heroes or Bad Company...

BATTLEFIELD 3 for the PC.... that's all we want. Take this crock of s*** and stick it where the sun doesnt shine.
Bauul 5th February 2009, 12:49 Quote
I'll be interested to see how well this takes off, it might set a precendent. It'll also be interesting to compare the functionalities to id's upcoming Quake Live system.
Redbeaver 5th February 2009, 14:57 Quote
i cant wait for this game...

...all i can hope for is this becomes more of the free-version/big-demo of the new BF3/BF1943.....
DXR_13KE 5th February 2009, 18:39 Quote
i want to play this...
quake1-rules 9th February 2009, 12:22 Quote
This game is an insult to fans of DICE's former Battlefield games because it is not true to the Battlefield franchise. It is a cheap imitation of BF1942 and Valve Software's Team Fortress 2, designed to appeal to casual gamers. All previous Battlefield games were hardcore PC games. DICE has taken a 180 degree turn around and left their fans behind.
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