Game news Xbox: Thanks to Microsoft, Battlefield 2042 may finally compete with Call of Duty and here’s how!
On the eve of its first anniversary, the balance sheet is far from positive for Battlefield 2042. Critics are numerous because of its numerous bugs and other optimization problems, which explains the fact that players are starting to desert the game for the benefit of the old opuses… But there is one last card to play, perhaps a last chance in sight for the FPS to come back to titillate the competition…
A sad birthday
Just mentioned in our columns at the start of the week, Battlefield 2042 found itself in a very bad position during the last weekend of October. According to the SteamDB site, the game barely managed to reach the 6,000 player mark while one of the previous opuses, Battlefield 1 (although released in 2016) greatly exceeded an attendance of 50,000 simultaneous players. A real slap in the face for the latest title from DICE, which has been struggling to go above the threshold of 10,000 players since January. A trend which is still being confirmed at the time of writing these few lines, since there are currently 13,182 players on Battlefield 1 vs only 3,363 players on Battlefield 2042, on Steam. While all hope seemed lost for fans of the franchise, Battlefield 2042 has not yet said its last word and will try to play its last asset…
Save the soldiers of Battlefield 2042!
In addition to a Season 3, expected for the end of this month of November and which should bring its share of new content, Battlefield 2042 is also scheduled for Xbox Game Pass before the end of the year, but only for subscribers to the Ultimate offer. Note that the game will also be available as part of the EA Access subscription.
We’re proud of the work we’ve done over the past 12 months, and if you haven’t dipped into the game yet, know that with Season 3, Battlefield 2042 will join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and will also be available for EA Access subscribers. In addition, in December, you will enjoy periods of free access on all platforms. You will be able to see the evolution of the game and the improvements we have made to it. We look forward to welcoming you to the battlefield.
DICE developers also take the opportunity to announce that they have “started the pre-production phase of the new content that will be released after Season 4, next year“. Something to reassure fans with this final word: “Our work on Battlefield 2042 is not done“.
As a reminder, Battlefield 2042 is available on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.