Battlefield 2042 Announced By EA & Dice
The next games in the Battlefield series has been announced by EA and developers DICE. The console and PC game is titled Battlefield 2042 and takes place 100 years after the first game in the series (Battlefield 1942) the game will arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC on 22nd October 2021. PS4 & Xbox One versions will also be available.
Battlefield 2042 will mark the series return since Battlefield V back in 2018 and will focus on a war between the USA and Russia, Uh-oh. Dice will be once again turning their attention to massive 128 player online play across seven huge maps. If you’re playing on Xbox One or PS4, then 64 is the maximum number of players and the maps will be cut down in scale.
The game itself looks toward a future grounded in realism. Tech isn’t too far advanced that it feels like its come straight out of a science fiction novel, but it does expect that in 20 years time we’ll be able to drive right up to a rocket as it’s taking off and whole buildings will be covered in LEDs. OK, that last one is possible but you get the idea.
As well as the standard first-person online action, you’ll be able to fly aircraft and fling buggies at enemies. With the Hazard Zone mode, it looks like Dice have taken inspiration from Fortnite and included a tornado element to disrupt gameplay. It also looks as if this will be a fully online experience. EA have said:
We’re taking a new approach to live service for a Battlefield game where players will be given the services and evolution they have come to expect from modern multiplayer games, all aimed at keeping the community playing together for years to come.
We’ll be evolving our world and expanding on the fiction through Seasons, each one lasting for about three months. Every Season will come with a new free and paid-for Battle Pass, delivering new content to chase after.
In our first year of live service, we will deliver four Seasons, with four Battle Passes, four new Specialists, along with more fresh content.EA Website
Hopefully there will be some form of single player, but with the success of Call of Duty Warzones and the aforementioned Fortnite, we wouldn’t be surprised if EA go the full battle royal route with Battlefield 2042. There will be a full gameplay reveal next month on 22nd July where we’ll find out more about Battlefield 2042.