News for EA & DICE’s poorly received military FPS title, Battlefield 2042, hasn’t been very positive over the past few months, as many players have quickly abandoned the title due to lackluster gameplay that goes to bad. against everything the series has stood for so far. period, and the few updates that have been delivered to the game have done little to encourage players to come back.
But now a report from Xfire has come out claiming that a new Battlefield title is already in pre-production. The article states that many of the new features and changes that have been added to Battlefield 2042 will most likely be rolled back. Although not specifically stated, many users suggest that these features could refer to the removal of specialists and the downsizing from 128 players to 64 players.
Previously, there were reports that the next Battlefield title was going to be a battle royale game, as Specialists introduced in Battlefield 2042 were used as their “Hero” brand, similar to other Battle Royales like Apex Legends. . That plan was more than likely scrapped, as the backlash to the report most likely caused EA & Dice to reverse that decision.
Many fans reacted to the news with a rather negative tone, as many gamers expressed their dissatisfaction for EA & DICE, with statements such as “Will Battlefield 2042 be abandoned?” and “They should remain committed to fixing Battlefield 2042 before they can even consider developing a new game.” At the moment, DICE has at least four specialists, four battle passes, and one map to release as part of their current development commitments, but once these updates are added, Battlefield 2042 will more than likely be scrapped, as the public interest in the game simply shows no signs of improving.
There’s currently no word on what will happen to this new Battlefield title, as EA and DICE have a pretty uphill battle on their hands when it comes to reviving the Battlefield franchise as a whole.
Battlefield 2042 is currently available on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games Store.