EA has introduced that Battlefield 2042 will probably be delayed till November 19, 2021, pushing the discharge date by nearly a month after its unique October 22 launch date.
In a press launch, DICE GM Oskar Gabrielson cites ongoing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Given the size and scope of the sport, we had hoped our groups can be again in our studios collectively as we transfer in direction of launch. With the continuing circumstances not permitting that to occur safely, and with all of the laborious work the groups are doing from residence, we really feel you will need to 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 recreation since 2018’s Battlefield 5, and it’s the newest recreation to be hit by a delay in 2021.
Not like another main releases initially deliberate for 2021, Battlefield 2042 will nonetheless launch this 12 months and received’t affect EA’s monetary forecast for the fiscal 12 months 2022.
EA additionally says an replace on the Open Beta for Battlefield 2042 will probably be introduced later this month.
Battlefield 2042 will probably be set within the close to future and can embrace hallmarks of the sequence comparable to large-scale battles and large open maps. As well as, Battlefield 2042 is ready throughout an environmental catastrophe so gamers will deal with pure disasters like tornados showing on the map as effectively.
A brand new addition to Battlefield 2042 is a mode known as Portal which can let gamers create customized video games utilizing property from Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Unhealthy Firm 2, and Battlefield 3.
Take a look at IGN’s Battlefield 2042 preview for our tackle the following large-scale army shooter.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You possibly can attain him @lawoftd.