It’s been announced that Battlefield 2042 has been delayed, slipping from its planned October launch a few weeks to land in November.
The announcement was posted to the official Battlefield Twitter account last night. “Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams. Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our teams would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”
The statement from DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson closed promising more updates on the game’s open beta later this month. “Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We believe in the game we’re making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience.”
Battlefield 2042 was first unveiled back in June, and promises 128 player matches on new-gen consoles. It’ll also include a Battlefield Portal mode, which will allow players to create custom gametypes by utilising components from previous Battlefield titles.
Assuming there’s no further delays, Battlefield 2042 will now launch on November 19. It’ll land on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021