It’s crunch time at DICE and today they have shared the unfortunate news that Battlefield 2042 has been delayed by a little over a month. The next iteration in the explosive Battlefield series was set to launch on October 15, but will now come out in the late November holiday period.
In an official tweet, the developers have blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and working conditions that meant they could not achieve the quality of game they wanted to by the October deadline while working in a COVID-Safe environment.
The Battlefield 2042 delay will mean it launches just one day short of three years since Battlefield V. Rocket Chainsaw reviewed Battlefield V at launch, giving it 4 stars and saying, “Battlefield V still feels and plays like a traditional Battlefield but players will find many new features that not only separate it from other Battlefield games but also make it more playable and more attractive.” The franchise so far appears to be continuing this push into the next generation of gaming.
Check out the official announcement made via the Battlefield Twitter account:
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
Battlefield 2042 looks set to make some big online changes to the franchise, with battlefields changing before your eyes, a cutting-edge arsenal at your disposal and the grand return of all-out warfare. Adapt and overcome in massive-scale 128 player battles where dynamic storms, environmental hazards, total combat freedom, and Battlefield’s signature destruction spark a new breed of Only in Battlefield moments.
Battlefield 2042 will launch on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 on November 19th, 2021. For more information, head to the official website.