Dear fellow BF/FH devotees, I have terrible news: "EA BUYS DICE The acceptance period for EA's offer to the shareholders of DICE, made on November 15, 2004, expired on January 20. Shareholders with a total of 3,235,053 shares in DICE(1), including Bonnier & Bonnier AB and DICE employees with significant shareholdings, have accepted EA's offer. This corresponds to 32.0% of the outstanding capital and votes in DICE. In addition to the above-mentioned offer, EA has acquired 898,264 shares in the market corresponding to 8.9% of the capital and votes in DICE. Together with the 18.9% of the outstanding capital and votes already held by EA, EA now holds a total of 6,044,720 shares, a controlling interest representing 59.8% of the outstanding capital and votes in DICE. Additionally, EA holds warrants in DICE priced at SEK 47.23 which, if exercised, would bring EA's holdings to 67.3% of DICE shares. EA has not yet declared its intentions on whether those warrants will be exercised. EA declares that the conditions for the tender offer have been fulfilled. Payment of the offer price to shareholders who have tendered their shares pursuant to the offer will commence and the transaction will be completed on or about January 27, 2005. EA reserves the right to acquire additional shares in DICE in the market. (1) EA has also acquired the 1,500 warrants previously held by an individual in Canada. EA now controls all the 2,329,102 outstanding warrants in Digital Illusions. Each warrant entitles EA to subscribe for one Series A share." Barring a reversal of EA corporate policy, the BF franchise is in serious jeopardy in terms of quality and support.
A new sense of nuisance.
8th December 2003
:lookaround: I dont really care about that.
You will once EA hooks the cattle onto the milk machine.
that sucks ...
don't think it's going to do much difference for us players and modders regarding BF2. But maybe with later incarnations of the BF series, who knows?
I know. Look what happened to the C&C series.
Well they made an FPS based on C&C, i wonder if they'll make an RTS based on Bf?
BF2 is kind of RTS with the commander mode, remember? ;)
Nusentinsaino:lookaround: I dont really care about that.
Then dont post, maybe?
Either way, it was going to happen. Personally I dont mind, I'll only be playing Forgotten Hope anyway, and maybe Battlefield 2 for about a day like I did with Battlefield: Vietnam. We'll all be playing something else after that. I can see Day of Defeat, Call of Duty and possibly some WWII mods for Half Life 2 taking away the Battlefield series fame after a few months or years.
We're going to get lots of expansion packs now
Battlefield:Troops living it up Battlefield:Base party Battlefield:On vacation Battlefield:High ranking officer Battlefield:Unleashed Battlefield:Makin' WMDs....