So, the cat is finally out of the bag. EA and DICE have just presented the new Battlefield with an almost five-minute trailer. However, not much can be inferred from this.
In the meantime EA has left out a few more information via press release. This is what it’s about: In Battlefield 2042, the world is on the brink. Food, energy and water shortages have ruined dozens of countries and triggered the largest refugee crisis in human history. These non-patriated or no-pats include families, farmers, engineers and soldiers. In the midst of this crisis, the United States and Russia are plunging the world into global war. No-pat specialists are fighting on both sides not for a flag, but for the future of all homeless people in this new world.
The players slip into the role of specialists, a new kind of playable soldier. Inspired by the four traditional Battlefield classes, each Specialist has a unique trait and specialty, and fully customizable gear. As specialists, players have access to a modern arsenal of weapons, equipment and vehicles that they can use in combat.
In this context, it was also confirmed that up to 128 players can go into battle on the new generation of consoles as well as on the PC, on maps with dynamic weather, dangerous environmental hazards and spectacular events such as tornadoes that sweep across the map, or sandstorms that darken the sky. The maximum number of players on PS4 and Xbox One is 64. With Hazard Zone, there is also a completely new squad-based game type that is about everything and that offers a modern approach to multiplayer gaming within the Battlefield series that is typical of DICE, but completely different from conquest or breakthrough. Another type of game aimed primarily at long-time players will be announced on July 22nd during EA Play Live.
Battlefield 2042 is available for pre-order and is available in retail and digital vendors from October 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 ($ 69.99), Xbox Series X and S, Playstation 5 ($ 79.99) and PC ($ 59.99). 99 $). EA Play members will have access to a 10-hour trial starting October 15, 2021. EA Play members and pre-orderers will have access to the Open Beta. Pre-orderers can choose between three different editions including the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition ($ 89.99 for PC, $ 99.99 for console) and the Battlefield 2042 Ultimate Edition for PC ($ 109.99) and consoles ($ 119.99 ).
EA and DICE presented the new Battlefield today at 5 p.m., which already caused a lot of speculation and rumors in advance. It is now certain that the new part of the shooter series will be called Battlefield 2042 and will drag us off into a warlike future without drifting too much into science fiction, as far as you can see from the reveal trailer.
There is also already a date: Battlefield 2042 should therefore appear on October 22, 2021. Except for the first, very action-packed reveal trailer, there was nothing to see. On June 13th, a first glimpse of the gameplay is to be given, apparently within the framework of E3.
We cannot yet predict what exactly awaits us. On the new platforms there is talk of a significantly increased number of players in multiplayer mode (up to 128 players) and a significantly expanded physics system with even more environmental damage. We are excited.
We can also look forward to whether and what differences there will be between the console versions. After all, the new Battlefield should appear for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S as well as PS4 and Xbox One.
How detailed the first presentation of the new Battlefield will be remains to be seen, after all Electronic Arts is planning an EA Play Live for July 22nd, in which the title will certainly also be an issue.