Before the launch of Battlefield 2042, EA and DICE were adamant that the title would be what fans wanted. Phrases such as “long ahead of schedule”, “a love letter to fans”, and “I have a femme faith” were said before its launch.
However, the game ultimately failed to impress both fans and EA.
was the address internally referred to “As a miss,” but work to rectify things for the players continues.
Despite the poor numbers brought by Battlefield 2042, a new Battlefield game is in active development, and EA is providing the resources to bring the franchise back.
Although the next Battlefield game is in pre-production, an inside source said that “valuable lessons” have been learned following the release of Battlefield 2042.
It was said, “I think we’ll bring back a lot of the changes we made in Battlefield 2042.”
It’s too early to comment on the details of the next game, but that comment could point to features like 128 player counts and specialists that have received heavy criticism since their introduction.
The original plans for the series’ overall direction were to make Battlefield 2042 as a foundation for the future, while building the next Battlefield game on it.
One of the former developers who recently left DICE after the launch of Battlefield 2042 suggested that the next game will be almost like a “shooting hero”, in which specialists become mercenaries.
It looks like that plan may have changed, though, with recent test sessions and feedback focusing on Battlefield 2042’s class system.
Many of the people invited to these sessions believe that the upcoming changes to the specialist system in the next Battlefield game will tie the specialist’s roles to the chapters more closely, a change that the community wanted before the launch of Battlefield 2042.
While these changes will take time to implement in Battlefield 2042, they also give us some insight into what the next title might bring.
My sources confirmed one thing: the following title is currently scheduled to have a recent setup / in the near future.
The future of Battlefield 2042
DICE is committed to releasing four Specialists and four Battle Passes in Battlefield 2042, and we know that at least one map, called Exposure, will appear in the game this summer.
Much of DICE has now moved to the next title in the series (as is the industry standard). However, there is still a strong and loyal team working on Battlefield 2042 and its future content, despite community fears that the game will be abandoned.
New modes, weapons, vehicles, and maps are still coming to Battlefield 2042 and are expected to be delivered throughout their lifecycle. In addition, Ripple Effect is working hard to bring new content to the Battlefield Portal soon.
What is currently unclear, however, is how the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia will affect Battlefield lore and future content.
EA removed Russia from its titles in EA Sports In recent weeks. With the lore of Battlefield 2042 based on USA vs Russia, it is not easy to see how this story could coexist with futuristic content, given current world events.
As always, I’ll keep updates coming as they come to me.
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