After a series of rumors, whispers and leaks, EA has finally unveiled the latest battlefield, seeing the flagship’s first-person shooter move away from the historical framework of recent records to a near future background – with this year’s model subsequently called Battlefield 2042 In a break from other recent traditions, it will also remove a single-player campaign, and there are no plans for an accompanying battle-king mode.
Battlefield 2042 will instead focus on its multiplayer offering, which supports 1
“I think it’s just something that allows us to really lean into what we’re best at,” Battlefield 2042 design director Daniel Berlin told Eurogamer about the lack of a single-player campaign – something that has been a mainstay in the series since Battlefield 3. “If you look at the studio’s DNA, what we’ve been doing for so long, we just said, you know what, we do not want a traditional single player campaign this time, but we will put all this weight and all these resources to build depth in multiplayer. Because that’s what we do best. “
Battlefield 2042, however, comes with its own narrative background, albeit with the game against a humanitarian crisis caused by climate change, with nomadic refugees known as the non-patriarchs – or no-tits – taking up arms as the United States and Russia participate in all-out war. Within this is the introduction of specialists – named heroes with their own traits and abilities that complement the existing class system within the battlefield.
“2042 is not a game without narrative,” Berlin said. “You still have a story-driven world, it’s something you want to see with the eyes of the specialists we introduce. As we review the live service and the seasons, we introduce new specialists and you will see how the world develops through the specialists, we have. “
Battlefield 2042 will also not have a battle royale mode, after the series’ abortive experiments with the sweeping Battle Royale with Battlefield 5s Firestorm – a mode that showed promise but lacked the ongoing support needed to make it a success.
“Battle royale is definitely something that is unusually popular right now,” Berlin said. “We have no fighting king plan at this point, but we have other experiences within the game that we can not talk about that we are very excited about.”
At the time, EA and DICE used the Battlefield revelation to lift the lid on traditional series methods Conquest and Breakthrough – both of which come under the All-Out Warfare banner – with a new team-based mode called Hazard Zone due to more exposure further down the line. and with a third as yet unpublished mode created by DICE LA to be shown for the first time at next month’s EA Play event.
“The experience that DICE LA specifically builds is this love letter to our long-term players and fans,” Berlin said with the full unveiling of the condition expected on July 22nd. Is this the notorious Bad Company revival or a free-to-play answer to people like Call of Duty Warzone? DICE is still close to the lip for now.
“Our focus right now is to get 2042 out and make sure it’s the best it can be at all,” Berlin said. “I think we deliver a multiplayer experience that no one else really does with the groundbreaking technology and all the modern hardware for vehicles, for specialists and the dynamic world. In terms of free-to-play, I think we ‘have done it before, we have Battlefield Heroes, we also had Battlefield Play for free – so we have dipped our toe in this room.And it’s exciting for us to see what the future brings here.But we have nothing special to announce today – our focus right now is to make sure 2042 comes together and really is the best game it could possibly be. “
Battlefield 2042 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X on October 22nd. For more details, see our example of Battlefield 2042.