Today starts with the rumor that Battlefield 2042 will be the latest triple-A title to be delayed, and it will end with that case. Game, sequel of 2013 Battlefield 4, will now launch on November 19, four weeks after its original October 22 release date.
Battlefield 2042The delay was largely due to failures stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a posted on Twitter from Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of Dice, the company that is developing the game. “Given the size and scope of the game, we were hoping our teams would return to our studio together as we move towards launch,” the post said. “With current conditions not allowing that to happen safely and with all the hard work that teams are doing at home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to provide vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
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The good news for Battlefield fans, who have been eagerly awaiting another entry in the series with a modern setting, is that they won’t have to wait too long. Unlike many other AAA titles slated for release this holiday season, Battlefield 2042 has yet to be delayed in 2022. However, it is the latest in a long line of games facing delays, including Forbidden Horizon in the West and most recently, Dying Light 2: Maintaining Humans, both of which will release in February 2022.
Players may not get an early experience with Battlefield 2042 as soon as they think. An open beta for the game was supposed to run this month, however, today’s delay may have pushed that date back by at least a couple of weeks, with Gabrielson’s statement on Twitter ending with the comment that “Open Beta updates will come later this month. “