Publisher Electronic Arts claims Battlefield 2042 harnesses “the power of next generation platforms to bring massive immersive battles to life with more players than ever before” on “maps with unprecedented scale”. Developed by DICE, the sequel is set to be released for consoles and PC in October 2021.
Delayed game will arrive on December 8
Date expected to be confirmed during Gamescom Opening Night Live
AI opponents, loot economy and more hinted at via tech test datamine
Over 45 minutes of new gameplay posted online
Invite-only playtest started on PC this week
A few thousand players are testing the game this week
EA plans to tell 2042's story outside of the game
But CEO Andrew Wilson says players should “think about Battlefield as a service” and teases "free to enter components"
Testing will take place next week
Teaser trailer released for Exodus, which premieres on August 12