Battlefield 2042 Delayed To November 19

Yet another high-profile game has shifted its release date.


DICE's Battlefield 2042 will not launch on schedule, as the studio confirmed on Wednesday that the military shooter will now arrive on November 19. It was previously slated to launch on October 22. The delay is no big surprise, as rumors and reports pointed to one.

EA said the teams did not have the opportunity to get back together in person to work on finishing the game, and that this meant extra time was needed before it would be ready. The game is now releasing very close to Halo Infinite, though it's now coming a few weeks after Call of Duty: Vanguard instead of right before it.

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Battlefield 2042 features a playable soldier performed by Michael K. Williams, who passed away earlier in September. EA said it was working with Williams' team to "respectfully plan his representation in-game going forward." Williams wasn't mentioned in the delay announcement.

It's been a long road to release for Battlefield 2042 already, as DICE took an extra year to develop the game to help give developers more time to make the most out of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game supports 128 players on those platforms, compared to 64 on PS4 and Xbox One.

Plenty of games planned for 2021 have shifted to 2022, due to the impact of the pandemic and other factors. For more, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the games delayed so far.

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