EA and DICE announce Battlefield 2042 delay

Battlefield 2042 delayed

Battlefield 2042 has been delayed until November, and will be battling the upcoming release of Pokémon remasters

We were all looking forward to the release of the next shooter from EA and DICE. With the new ‘Portal’ mode, maps a bit bigger than previous titles, the specialists already presented with their incredible abilities, the natural phenomena, and the level of destruction of the scenario to which we are accustomed, the release of Battlefield 2042 was certainly framed in the calendars of many players, but things have changed a little…

Yesterday, EA announced the imminent delay of the game, from its initial release date of October 22, to a very controversial date of November 19. Through a press release, Oskar Gabrielson, the GM of DICE, has been the person who took the baton and announced this bad news for many video game fans.

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You may ask, why is this bad news for many gaming fans? Well, being such an important AAA the release date is key to the early success of the game, and by being delayed to November 19, it just means that two titans of the industry will battle it out on the same day to release their new titles.

EA vs The Pokémon Company.

EA and DICE with Battlefield 2042, and The Pokémon Company along with Game Freak with the new remasters, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, will have the gaming community divided on November 19. Having already been announced much earlier, the new fourth generation Pokémon remasters had already collected a lot of pre-orders for launch day, something that will undoubtedly make things difficult for Battlefield 2042.

Although the Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition can be played a day before launch with EA Access, most players pre-ordered the standard version of the game, so they will have no choice but to make a big choice on the controversial day of November. This affects Battlefield 2042 more than Pokémon, since being a game where we will only have online game modes, starting the first week of launch with a reduced community, will affect the initial sales of the game after the release date.

Oskar Gabrielson, in the press release, mentions that the reason behind the delay in the launch of the game, are the high complications that COVID-19 continues to present today.

“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.”

Oskar Gabrielson, GM of DICE.

Battlefield 2042 will be released on November 19 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox X Series X|S, and PC.