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DICE has relayed the disappointing news that Battlefield 2042 will no longer be launching on its originally planned release date of October 22, 2021. Instead, the multiplayer-only FPS will now be dropping nearly a month later on November 19, 2021.

Battlefield 2042’s new release date was shared by Oskar Gabrielson, DICE’s general manager, who tweeted a statement on Twitter this afternoon explaining why the developer had decided to delay the game. It appears to have everything to do with the ongoing global pandemic, which, as DICE explains, has created “unforeseen challenges” for the Battlefield team.

We’ve made the decision to shift the launch of Battlefield 2042. The game will now be released worldwide on November 19th, 2021.

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.

Your enthusiasm for the game has been very inspiring. We believe in the game we’re making, and we thank you for your patience as we put some finishing touches into the experience.

Battlefield 2042’s delay is unfortunate, but DICE has promised that it’ll be providing an update regarding the game’s Open Beta later this month. The game will be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.

Source: DICE

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  1. Take your time EA/DICE, make sure it’s done right. You can delay it for 30 years if needed. We will be ok.

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