The chaotic schedule of upcoming games has left voids in some areas and clusters of significant games in others, causing release date delays to be a considerable annoyance for gamers this year. Nothing appears to be immune from being postponed, as even the largest triple-a games are moving from one day to the next. Following a speculation that this might be the case, Battlefield 2042 has now been pushed out to October.
The official Battlefield account on Twitter sent out a quick message to supporters, informing them that the game’s release date has been moved back from October to November 19. The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is cited as a contributing factor in the delay, which has generated extra problems owing to the scale of Battlefield 2042.
The company had anticipated that things would improve to the point that game developers would be able to work in an office rather than from home, but this did not happen. The coronavirus pandemic is still having a major impact on the world, and its consequences have had a significant impact on how games are produced throughout the world. With this in mind, spending more time polishing Battlefield 2042 makes sense.
For some, the transition may even be a blessing. Far Cry 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mario Party, and more games were released over the course of four weeks in October, which was unusually crowded with new releases.
While several of the games cater to quite diverse demographics, Battlefield 2042 may be attempting to set itself apart from some of the other triple-A titles. Because the November 19 release date falls before Black Friday, the most critical shopping day of the year, it makes strategic sense for EA as well.
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Battlefield 2042, on the other hand, will be released on November 19, sandwiched between two of the year’s most anticipated games, Halo Infinite and Call of Duty: Vanguard, which will be released on December 8 and November 5, respectively. That means three massive new shooter games will be launched in around a month from three of the most popular FPS franchises ever created.
There will undoubtedly be some fans who are disappointed by the news, but it is ultimately a positive thing. Delays allow game creators additional time to refine their work, and even a few weeks may make a significant difference in the final result.