- New release date now November 19th, 2021
A delayed release of Dice's Battlefield 2042 has been announced by its parent company, EA. It was originally scheduled to release on October 22nd, but it will now be available on November 19th.
“Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams,” Oskar Gabrielson, studio GM at Dice said in a statement on behalf of the Battlefield 2042 team. “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.”
Gabrielson promised that news about the game's open beta will be announced later this month, so you might have a chance to play it ahead of the pushed-back launch.
Among the latest games to be delayed is Battlefield 2042 because of difficulties caused by the pandemic. Other examples include The Last of Us Part II, which was delayed by about a month in 2020; Halo Infinite, which was delayed from its original November 2020 release that would have coincided with the launch of the Xbox Series X / S; and PS5 exclusive Deathloop, which was released on Tuesday after two COVID-19-related delays.
Besides PS4 and PS5, Battlefield 2042 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.