Battlefield 2042, Dice’s forthcoming Battlefield game, has been delayed by over a month, according to EA, Dice’s parent company. The game’s release date has been moved back to November 19th from October 22nd.
In a statement on behalf of the Battlefield 2042 team, Oskar Gabrielson, studio GM at Dice, said, “Building the next generation of Battlefield during a worldwide pandemic has brought unanticipated obstacles for our development teams.” “Given the game’s size and breadth, we had assumed that our teams would be back in their studios together as we approached launch. We believe it is vital to take the extra time to deliver on the goal of Battlefield 2042 for our gamers, given the current conditions that prevent that from happening safely and all of the hard work the teams are doing from home.”
However, Gabrielson also stated that information on the game’s upcoming open beta would be released later this month, so you may have a chance to check it out before the delayed launch.
Battlefield 2042 is the latest game to be delayed in part owing of the pandemic’s issues. 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 date, which would have coincided with the launch of the Xbox Series X/ S; and PS5 exclusive Deathloop, which was released on Tuesday following two COVID-19-related delays.