Dice and its general manager Oskar Gabrielson have officially decided to delay releasing the much-anticipated Battlefield 2042. Initially set for an October 22nd release and building up momentum for the release with teasing YouTube videos and snippets of gameplay. It may be delayed, but it could be worse. The new release is set for just under a month apart, on November 19th 2021. Dice confirmed the news in a tweet stating,
“we’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021.”
The pandemic has impacted various areas of global ongoings, and the gaming sector is clearly not immune to this. So the need for the development team to be in physical contact seems vital to bring the community a Battlefield game that everyone can be thrilled by on the day of launch without digging its way out of a bug-riddled release. Not all bad news for Battlefield fans though as Dice proceeded to explain that,
Updates on the Open Beta will be coming later this month.
The need for a smooth entry into the mainstream gamer’s hands can be remembered through the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. A total shamble when released, especially for the previous generation of consoles. With the shortage of next-gen consoles, this was what many of the eager fans were experiencing on. Cyberpunk lost a lot of its player base within a month, not improving too much throughout the year 2021. Lessons were learned throughout the industry through the failure of CDPR here and it can only be for the better.
Hopefully, the delay can mean smooth sailing for the game’s launch, and fans, along with the developers, will be able to enjoy it. I, for one, am all for the delay if the time is needed, and my copy is pre-ordered, which you can do here.
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