Battlefield 2042 Officially Announced, Release Date Revealed (VIDEO)
After teasing the developer’s planned reveal last week, the next entry in EA DICE’s Battlefield series has now been officially revealed. Taking place in an eventful announcement trailer, Battlefield 2042 is confirmed to be the newest spin on the long-running series, dropping the historical settings of more recent titles and establishing a futuristic backdrop ravaged by extreme weather and on the brink of World War 3.
As seen in the new footage, Battlefield 2042 appears to be setting up a tense and action-heavy atmosphere, spanning across locales such as dense war-torn cities, open arctic landscapes, crowded container ships, and even in the very skies themselves – a fact punctuated by the inclusion of some spiffy in-game wingsuits. Though the trailer is impressively noted as containing in-engine footage, a reveal date for actual gameplay was set for next week on June 13th. Check out the debut trailer below alongside an official overview via EA.
“Battlefield 2042 marks the return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. Adapt and overcome dynamically-changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. With support for 128 players, prepare for unprecedented scale on vast environments. Take on massive experiences, from updated multiplayer modes like Conquest and Breakthrough to the all-new Hazard Zone.”
The big debut of Battlefield 2042 finally happens after a number of months of speculation and various leaks, as well as over a year after first being announced. Today’s reveal was substantially teased beforehand, with futuristic glitch effects taking over the official Battlefield social media, and even finding its way into previously released Battlefield games, for the better part of the last week. EA DICE definitely pulled out all the stops with its reveal of Battlefield 2042, so it’ll be interesting to see what else it has in store for the actual game.
Battlefield 2042 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on October 22nd.
What do you think? Are you excited for the upcoming release of Battlefield 2042, or would you have liked to continue the trend of another historical war setting instead? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more shooter game headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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