After the timid launch of Battlefield 2012, the CEO of Electronic Arts remains officially convinced that the title of DICE still has the cards in hand to impose itself on the market. The arrival of new content has even been postponed by several months to deliver the most qualitative experience possible.
There are programs that we disconnect without having given them time to express themselves to their full potential. In the world of video games, the first weeks of marketing a title, or even the first months for the luckiest, are crucial to measure public reception. Even if it means making painful decisions in the event of objectives not being met on time.
Released November 19, 2021 on PS4 and 5, Xbox One and Series as well as PC, Battlefield 2042 could only be a memory today in view of its welcome. Even taking into account the massive smear campaigns, it’s hard not to see a fundamental problem by consulting the title’s Steam page. Despite everything, EA’s FPS is still in the news and we should even continue to hear about it in the months to come.
Battlefield 2042: a game launched “with great stability”
On Tuesday February 1, during a conference on the financial results for the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the CEO of Electronic Arts returned to the case of Battlefield 2042.
“Battlefield 2042 has always been an ambitious game and our teams have been pushing to innovate across many dimensions, including massive scale and 128-player matches, new modes, dynamic new gameplay and more”.
Without knowing if he wanted to emphasize this point, Andrew Wilson recalled that the development teams returned a satisfactory result after many months of teleworking.
“Developing this game with our teams working from home for nearly two years ultimately proved to be a challenge. Through our testing and preparation process, we felt the experience was ready to go into the hands of players. »
The EA boss then mentioned the moment when the machine jammed.
“We launched the game with great stability, but as players got to experience the full game, it became apparent that there were some unforeseen performance issues that we needed to address. »
“Some of the design choices we made for the game also didn’t resonate with everyone in our community. We are fully committed to realizing the full potential of this game and fully committed to our Battlefield fans. »
Initially scheduled for next March, the first season of Battlefield 2042 should finally land in the summer of 2022. Until then, EA says it is working ” in close collaboration with [sa] community to evolve and improve the core experience in Battlefield 2042.”