The ‘Cross-Gen Bundle’ feature, which offers players digital access to Battlefield 2042 on both the PS4 and PS5, or on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, was previously restricted to the pricier Gold and Ultimate editions of the game.
“We realize that for many, next gen hardware is still hard to come by,” EA said on Tuesday.
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“We want as many Battlefield fans as possible to start the journey with us on day one, and we want to give those players the peace of mind that their progress carries over if they get a new system this holiday season, or beyond.”
The standard digital version of Battlefield 2042 costs £59.99 / $59.99 for Xbox One and PS4 and £69.99 / $69.99 for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.
Today’s announcement means PS4 and Xbox One players planning to buy the newer consoles in the future can pay £10 / $10 extra now to receive access to the game on both generations within their chosen console family.
The multiplayer-only game will support 128-player battles on newer consoles and PC, while the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be capped at 64 players and include reduced map sizes.
The Battlefield 2042 open beta is now available to pre-load on PC and consoles ahead of its early access launch on Wednesday.
In mid-September, EA delayed Battlefield 2042’s release date from October 22 to November 19.