One of the popular ways we’re seeing developers and publishers adopt these days to boost revenue beyond the initial sale of the game, is with microtransactions and also season passes/paid DLCs. This is versus how games were released in the past, where updates including new content were expected for free, with the exception of full expansions.

For those who aren’t fans of paid DLCs and season passes, you’ll be pleased to learn that DICE will be doing away with that model for the recently announced Battlefield V. The game will not feature paid DLCs or the sale of premium passes, and instead will encourage gamers to sign up for the Tides of War services.

According to the press release, “Tides of War is DICE’s new approach to live services, where players will set out on an epic journey with their Company in unexpected battles throughout World War 2. There will be no premium pass, all players will have access to the same maps and modes, keeping the community unified as they progress through Battlefield V.”

There will continue to be microtransactions in the game but only for cosmetic purposes, so if you’re not too fussed about that then you should be able to enjoy the game in its entirety with a single purchase moving forwards.

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