It’s no secret that Battlefield 2042 struggled when it launched in November 2021, however the recreation is in a significantly better state now with tons extra content material than it had at launch after 5 in-game seasons. A turning level for the navy shooter was when it debuted on Recreation Cross in November 2022.
Senior producer Ryan McArthur informed GamesRadar, “I am an enormous believer in applications like Recreation Cross, and for us it was an enormous moment–something we marked on the calendar.”
McArthur mentioned the group wished to get Battlefield 2042 in form for the Recreation Cross launch as a result of the group knew the sport would see a serious inflow of gamers.
“One factor we talked about internally quite a bit was that if there was a second in time the place we have been going to open this recreation as much as a complete bunch of recent gamers then it must be good. It must be the sport that we wished it to be once we launched it, and that actually galvanized the group as we charged in direction of that date,” McArthur mentioned.
The participant base for Battlefield 2042 has expanded with every new season, McArthur mentioned, and the group making the sport received amped up as nicely. “It actually helped get their artistic juices going,” he mentioned.
“I feel that is why each season has been higher than the final. Take a look at not simply the core work, however the weapons that we made, the truth that we reworked each single map that we shipped on this recreation at launch (with the final one popping out on the finish of Season 5) – that is one thing we have by no means carried out earlier than,” McArthur mentioned. “Whereas it was exhausting, it was additionally actually enjoyable for us. Once I look again on my profession, it is in all probability the journey that I am most pleased with.”
McArthur went on to say that DICE relishes the chance to attempt to make Battlefield 2042 every little thing it may be earlier than the subsequent Battlefield recreation comes out.
“Individuals journey and make errors,” McArthur mentioned. “I feel it is good for us to get an opportunity to return again and do what we predict we are able to do greatest. It has been enjoyable to see gamers soar again in and provides us one other likelihood, and for them to say, ‘Yeah, you guys are getting the place you are alleged to be.'”
Battlefield 2042’s Season 6 is within the works now and on high for launch later this 12 months. After that, a number of EA studios world wide are engaged on a “reimagination” of the Battlefield collection.
Regardless of its struggles, Battlefield 2042 was the No. 5 best-selling recreation of 2021 within the US. Plans have been in place to carry the Battlefield collection to cellular, however EA abruptly canceled Battlefield Cellular and shuttered its developer.
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