Battlefield 2042 has been delayed from the first release date on October 22, although it is still launching this year, EA announced today. The shooter, which is only multiplayer, will now hit stores on November 19, according to a statement from the publisher.
Referring to the complications of developing games in a work environment-from-home environment during a global pandemic-now a well-known challenge for the countless game producers who have had to delay other high-profile games in 2021-assured DICE fans that the team is finally working on to deal with any kind of development problems. The developer also reiterated that there would be updates later this month regarding 2042is open beta. In other words, this is pandemic business as usual.
After Battlefield 2042‘s unveiling during EA’s June E3 news blitz, the publisher announced that the game will feature three modes, none of which are battle royale-related. “All-Out Warfare”, the traditional BF deathmatch mode, finally upgrades to 128 players on current generation consoles and PC. “Battlefield Portal” is a mashup game that lets players customize battles with elements of Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 inde 2042 Map. “Hazard Zone” is an alleged squad-based state that EA has been the mother of so far. Today’s announcement did not indicate whether all three modes would start with the game.
As for the seemingly endless train in 2021 delays, DICE’s is not as bad as it could be. Earlier this week, Techland confirmed its long-running production Dying Light 2 will be pushed back to February 2, while Ubisoft this week announced that its guitar instructional game Rocksmith + switches to 2022. Sony also recently announced it Horizon Forbidden West moves to February 28 from the original launch “late 2021”.