Update: Following the claims made by insiders over the past 24 hours, EA DICE has confirmed Battlefield 2042 will be delayed. The game now releases on 19th November 2021, and an update on the open beta will arrive later this month.
Taking to Twitter, the development team said: "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."
Original story: Battlefield 2042 may be subject to a short delay that will be confirmed at some point this week if the very latest round of rumours is to be believed. Chatty gaming insider Jeff Grubb last night tweeted: "Welcome to delay season. More delays coming this week." This is off the back of Techland's decision to push Dying Light 2 back to February 2022, and now more delays are said to be expected for other titles in the coming days.
Since Grubb's claim, those supposedly in the know have come out to clarify he means Battlefield 2042, which is currently scheduled to release for PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 22nd October 2021, or a week earlier if you cough up the cash for the more expensive version. However, the delay in question may not push the FPS back a dramatically long time. According to Tom Henderson of Dualshockers, who has been proven to have some inside information in the past, says the title should still make it out this year. Late November is the current suggestion.
He goes on to clarify: "It also seems like all of this is an unfolding thing right now internally - But we will definitely hear what's up by the end of the week. Dates are horrible to tweet about because they can change so easily, but this is what I've heard."
A Battlefield 2042 delay doesn't come as too much of a surprise; EA has been surprisingly quiet about the game considering it's exactly a month away from launch. Secret beta tests have been held, but nothing the public can easily access. There's also still the final mode to be fully revealed, although a recent leak may have spoilt that party.
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