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Drama Rumor Tom Henderson: BATTLEFIELD 2042 to be delayed this week to late November

DonJorginho

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Inviusx

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A month? It will go by pretty quick, plus there's plenty of other stuff to play between late October and November.
 
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At one point this summer I had convinced myself this game would be as exciting as B4 when it launched (for me at least). That hope will be dead and buried if they really delay this last minute. I'm just not convinced that a game of this scale, launching on all sorts of hardware, is something that benefits enough from a last minute 1 month delay (give or take), to upend all of their launch plans / preorders / marketing. I'll keep my fingers crossed in hopes of being wrong if it happens, but to me this is a bad omen.
 

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This wouldn't be too surprising. Seems like a pretty massive undertaking and they don't want to foul it up.
 
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BF shit release cycle continues. Delayed by a month, still getting released broken. Sigh... and they had 1 extra year

And no SP campaign this time around, plus they're still using the same Frostbite Engine, so they really had all the time and manpower to focus just on the MP, and seems like they'll still miss the mark, and what's worse like you said - it'll most likely still launch broken, as always.
 
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Like something must be really fucked if they decide to delay it but one month really gonna make a huge difference? Dont think so
 
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Artistic

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Would have preferred a October release, to give me some time before Horizon 5, but oh well.

No biggie.
 

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Yeah that blows but if it is needed then I will take it. Granted every BF game is a buggy mess at launch it seems. My buddies and I are really looking forward to playing this one but I suppose we must wait just a little longer.
 

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Sound right, we still haven't got a beta announcement yet. So i'm expecting some delay at this point. It sucks but it's not like I don't have plenty to play thanks to these last couple of months.
 
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I'm okay with this. Basically nothing else I'm interested in getting in Nov or Dec as it stands anyway. I just really hope the launch isn't anywhere near BF4's.
 

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Doesn't sound good at all. Brace for a BF4 like release!

I'm not surprised given how crappy the game looked in the visual department either from what we've seen.
 
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Well I just started playing BF4 on Xbox to get my fix again, the thing looks fugly, but damn it plays smoothly, and there's a small but OK playerbase right now.

I'm not sure why they'd want to launch the same month as COD, there's some overlap there, also it's closer to a time when Halo Infinites multiplayer might be out.

Maybe the test build wasn't as old as we were thinking.

I want this BF to launch at least worth half the money I pay for it.

This BF will really have that old "this shit is retarded chaos" vibe that makes BF 3 and 4 feel great in it, so it's worth the wait.
 
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Paulxo87

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Not sure a Delay is gonna help. I'm a big battlefield fan but all the footage I've seen thus far looks very unfinished.
 

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Ugh well I guess I'll just get Vanguard then, they were pretty close together on release so I was just going to get 2042 this year but this is shitty news. I'll get it eventually but I had that original date circled on the calendar and planned on moving on from CoD for awhile.
 

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Gotta respect other publishers for delaying games like Horizon and Dying Light out of the holiday period when they know it is needed. EA wouldn't do that in a million years.
 

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As long as we still get it this year.
Cuz fuck this shit every game ive been looking forward to has been delayed.

Basically 2022 is the year nextgen truly starts for me.
 

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If you want to take on COD you have to come out swinging....Delay the game to give it your best shot.
 
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I’m OK with that, I just want this game to release in a proper state and to be as fantastic as possible. I need a new battlefield game that’s as good as they used to be.
 
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Hey if it needs to be held back...then hold it back. Like it's been said in this thread, we don't need another BF4 launch.
 
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If this is true I'm gonna be very disappointed at the fact that all these people on the dev team were doing damage control about the leaked footage showing a clearly wonky build of thier game.

Whats weirdest to me was the gameplay reveal trailer looked nothing like what leaked footage. That shit looked DONE.
HOW did they go backwards?
Trying to make it Playable on last gen hardware? It's cyberpunk all over again. Move on.
 

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Maybe this is why there is a lack of info when it comes to open beta testing. -- Gaming sucks right now. 2022 better be the 2013 of gaming.
 
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Maybe this is why there is a lack of info when it comes to open beta testing. -- Gaming sucks right now. 2022 better be the 2013 of gaming.
It won't be. Hardware shortages will likely last until 2023. This is also an issue for game developers that can't get the right equipment. A lot of these delays are a ripple effect of the shutdowns and the continuing effort to prevent COVID from spreading and working from home..
 
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It won't be. Hardware shortages will likely last until 2023. This is also an issue for game developers that can't get the right equipment. A lot of these delays are a ripple effect of the shutdowns and the continuing effort to prevent COVID from spreading and working from home..
I already know this but that doesn't mean I can't express my frustration
 
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It won't be. Hardware shortages will likely last until 2023. This is also an issue for game developers that can't get the right equipment. A lot of these delays are a ripple effect of the shutdowns and the continuing effort to prevent COVID from spreading and working from home..
Yup, this and the economy is going to make sure dead gen keeps fucking our games up for quite a long time.

Who knows, maybe the hangups with 2042 is dead gen right now.
 

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No threat from COD this year, just make it amazing please. we don't want weeks of broken servers post launch.....

....It's totally going to launch with broken servers....rubber banding and more...Like every BF :(
 
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Yup, this and the economy is going to make sure dead gen keeps fucking our games up for quite a long time.

Who knows, maybe the hangups with 2042 is dead gen right now.
This gen will most likely be another 10 year one as to recoup new console losses due to scalpers buying up all the consoles and not tying any services to them or buying games for them. That shit should be illegal to some degree.
 
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