Battlefield 2042 has been delayed but just over a month, EA and DICE have confirmed. The news, after being teased yesterday by Jeff Grubb, has made the rounds and DICE confirmed the game needs another month for some last-minute fine-tuning.
“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.” Oskar Gabrielson said.
DICE has promised more details later this month and will talk about the open beta period, so if you were looking forward to testing the game before purchasing it, this would be something to keep an eye out for.
Covid has been a massive obstacle for studios to tackle with the larger publisher struggling to adjust to working remotely at the onset of the pandemic. Uprooting your entire workforce to take their workstations home isn’t an easy task and is an entire project in itself. Nearly two years later, and many studios have begun finding the balance needed to work steadily but Covid isn’t going anywhere and we need to remind ourselves that health prioritizes entertainment.