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Various industry insiders have suggested that Battlefield 2042 could be set for a surprise delay.
Journalist Jeff Grubb first wrote on social media on Tuesday that a “singular delay” for an unnamed title would be announced this week.
UPDATE: Electronic Arts has officially delayed Battlefield 2042 to November 19, following earlier reports that the game had slipped.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: According to reliable Battlefield insider Tom Henderson, discussion around a delay for 2042 is currently “unfolding” internally at EA and could be for “weeks and not months”.
He tweeted on Wednesday: “[Battlefield 2042]” to be delayed by several weeks and not months which conflicts with the other rumors, but it’s what I’ve heard. Late Nov 2021 is currently flying around.”
VGC has contacted Electronic Arts for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
If another major game were to slip from the Q4 calendar, Battlefield could be viewed as a more likely candidate. With exactly a month until its official release, EA still hasn’t confirmed plans for a promised beta test, or detailed the game’s third major game mode.
The standard edition of Battlefield 2042 is currently set to release on October 22. However, players who choose to pre-order the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition will receive early access to the game beginning on October 15.
It was recently claimed that the Battlefield 2042 beta release date has been set for September 22. Electronic Arts has previously confirmed that Battlefield 2042’s open beta will launch in September, but has yet to give an official date.
A significant number of high profile games have been delayed this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt production schedules.
According to a survey published in April, almost half of developers have seen their game suffer delays as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic