DICE and EA have announced a slew of new partnerships in preparation for Battlefield 2042's October 22 release, and Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S is one of them.www.gamespot.com
"Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have announced a new Microsoft partnership to make Xbox the official console of Battlefield 2042. This doesn't mean it's exclusive to Xbox, however.
To be specific, the Xbox Series S and Series X are the "official consoles of Battlefield 2042," according to a press release. All three said this was done to "ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best one yet." It's unclear exactly how DICE and EA will take advantage of Xbox Series X|S hardware or what this means for Battlefield 2042 players on other platforms.
DICE and EA announced four other partnerships in preparation for Battlefield 2042's October release: Nvidia (for the "ultimate PC experience"), Logitech (to "ensure players have Logitech integration"), Polaris (to "bring players the opportunity to operate authentic Polaris vehicles in Battlefield 2042"), and WD_BLACK (to ensure "gamers have the best possible gaming experience").
All five partnerships have been seemingly inked to bolster Battlefield 2042's gaming performance across both PC and Xbox consoles. Neither DICE nor EA have outlined if these deals will impact the game on PlayStation consoles, though Battlefield 2042 is launching on PS4 and PS5 this October."
Both play best on PC!
To be fair having marketing exclusive rights of a 3rd party game is pointless as well. People are simply gonna buy the game on the console they already own and where their friends play, these deals mean nothing.Who said they wouldn't? Pointless post is pointless.
Yeah totally agree. A PlayStation deals means screw everyone, with xbox we at least still get something on pc.I'm just against this just as much as I'm against COD partnership with Sony. Lay off the exclusive shit, especially with third party. Cause this affects us PC players. It's kinda one sided, as we'll get the Xbox stuff, but PlayStation stuff is usually locked off from the majority of gamers.
It isn't controversial. Been like that for quite some time.and yet some people on this forum balked at my comment that COD is a Sony partnered game just like how Battlefield is Xbox/MS partnered. like it's not even controversial
It's been like this for a long time and Sony got the better deal overall. Even if the next cod is ww2 against the first modern battlefield in years it will still sell similar numbers then next year you're back to cod selling way more as usual.
Yes but Battlefield won’t take up 80% of your SSD.
There literally nothing exclusive here, its a multiplat game which xbox have advertising rights, thats all. Thats why "Partnership" is an incorrect way of describing this. If there was exclusive DLC or something like that then sure, but thats not the case. Partnership would lead to some type of exclusive content, but there isnt any. Advertisement rights =/= Partnership.
Most PlayStation deals have been PC too. Death Stranding, Nioh, etc..Yeah totally agree. A PlayStation deals means screw everyone, with xbox we at least still get something on pc.
This is how system exclusives look for Cold War on Playstation. Nothing particularly game breaking, we could see similar low impact exclusive features for Battlefield.
- Extra class loadout slots
- Extra weapon XP
- Monthly double XP events
- Tier skips
- Zombies Onslaught mode
I am guessing EA would have preferred Sony's money because they have a bigger install base but COD beat them too the deal. Battlefield is a multiplatform game so its basically easy money for EA.Translation: MS threw a bag of money towards EA and now have the marketing rights. Just like Sony has with CoD. It means absolutely nothing hardware/performance wise.
Sony really needs to update us on the SSD storage expansion, but 200g is just crazy.Call of Duty
Call of Duty - (and this was taken last year...install is now over 200g)
Didn't COD have an exclusive mode to PlayStation if I'm not mistaken, which wasn't available on PC for instance. Ring a bell? That goes beyond advertising you know...?There literally nothing exclusive here, its a multiplat game which xbox have advertising rights, thats all. Thats why "Partnership" is an incorrect way of describing this. If there was exclusive DLC or something like that then sure, but thats not the case. Partnership would lead to some type of exclusive content, but there isnt any. Advertisement rights =/= Partnership.