Thursday, March 24, 2022
The relative failure of Battlefield 2042 among fans will see developer DICE making changes in the next Battlefield game, according to a report from journalist Tom Henderson via Xfire.
EA publicly admitted that Battlefield 2042 didn't meet expectations last month, and according to Henderson's inside source, the developer and publisher have learnt “valuable lessons” to take into the next game.
“I think we'll be reverting a lot of the changes we made in Battlefield 2042,” the source said. Henderson speculates that the changes referred to include the increased player count of 128 introduced in Battlefield 2042, as well as the replacement of classes with “specialists”, which was widely criticised.
Apparently the original plans for the next Battlefield game were going to expand upon the specialists system, moving into the “hero shooter” genre, but the negative feedback to Battlefield 2042 may have halted these plans. Changes to specialists could still arrive in Battlefield 2042, and give us a better idea of what to expect in the next game, which will reportedly have a modern or near-future setting.
Henderson's report says that a large number of staff at DICE have already begun work on the next Battlefield game, as is often standard in the industry, with a dedicated team remaining to work on Battlefield 2042.
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