EA has introduced that Battlefield 2042 might be delayed till November 19, 2021, pushing the discharge date by nearly a month after its authentic October 22 launch date.
In a press release, DICE GM Oskar Gabrielson cites ongoing problems with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Given the dimensions and scope of the sport, we had hoped our groups could be again in our studios collectively as we transfer in direction of launch. With the continued situations not permitting that to occur safely, and with all of the onerous work the groups are doing from house, we really feel it is very important take the additional time to ship on the imaginative and prescient of Battlefield 2042 for our gamers.”
Battlefield 2042 is EA and DICE’s first Battlefield sport since 2018’s Battlefield 5, and it’s the newest sport to be hit by a delay in 2021.
Unlike another main releases initially deliberate for 2021, Battlefield 2042 will nonetheless launch this yr and gained’t affect EA’s monetary forecast for the fiscal yr 2022.
EA additionally says an replace on the Open Beta for Battlefield 2042 might be introduced later this month.
Battlefield 2042 might be set within the close to future and can embody hallmarks of the sequence equivalent to large-scale battles and big open maps. In addition, Battlefield 2042 is ready throughout an environmental catastrophe so gamers will take care of pure disasters like tornadoes showing on the map as effectively.
Battlefield Portal Screenshots
A brand new addition to Battlefield 2042 is a mode called Portal which is able to let gamers create customized video games utilizing belongings from Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.
Check out IGN’s Battlefield 2042 preview for our tackle the following large-scale navy shooter.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.