Journalist Jeff Grubb, speaking on his premium Grubbsnax show (as transcribed by VGC), said that EA has just a "skeleton crew" working on DLC for the embattled title and described the situation as being "abandon ship time", with the rest of the team moving on to the next title in the franchise.
Grubb said: “This game is basically down to a skeleton crew. It’s down to like the bare bones and those people are specifically just working on the promised additional seasons that the game needs to meet the requirements of the high-end version that it sold.”
“The skeleton crew is working to pump that stuff out the fastest and the cheapest it possibly can,” Grubb continued. “They’re doing this to move everyone on to the new Battlefield as fast as possible, the real core crew of Battlefield developers are already working on that.”
EA has refuted this claim, however, describing it as "untrue", and that they are "committed to the future of Battlefield 2042".
EA's response, which Grubb shared on Twitter, reads in full:
"This is untrue. There is a significant team across studios focused on evolving and improving the Battlefield 2042 experience for our players, and at the heart of that is our team at DICE. We are committed to the future of Battlefield 2042 and our areas of focus for the game, based on what we have heard from our players, was laid out in our recent Development Update."
You can read EA's Development Update for yourself here.
What do you think, is it time for EA to cut their losses and move on? Would you be disappointed if they did? Glitch out in the comments section below.