DICE has announced that Battlefield 2042 has been delayed by a month, with the game now releasing on November 19, 2021. The choice to delay the game was made due to “unforeseen challenges” during development brought about by developing a game amidst the pandemic.
Regarding the delay, DICE released the following statement:
“We’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021.
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.
Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We believe in the game we’re making, and we thank you for you patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience.
Updates on the Open Beta will be coming later this month.”
Oskar Gabrielson & the Battlefield 2042 Development Team
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/gaKbhjNd64
— DICE (@EA_DICE) September 15, 2021
Battlefield 2042 was officially announced back in June, and it is set in the near future, complete with more grounded yet futuristic weapons and vehicles. The game will also feature the series’ signature large-scale battles, complete with 128-player games on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
Battlefield 2042 will release on November 19, 2021 for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.