In a recent statement, EA has refuted claims that Battlefield 2042 has been abandoned by the publisher and by its developer DICE. The statement comes shortly after journalist Jeff Grubb said the game was operating with a “skeleton crew”.
Battlefield 2042 has been the subject of criticism and negative reviews ever since the game launched last November. The game has struggled to maintain a healthy player base and lags behind even earlier entries of the franchise.
“It’s down to like the bare bones and those people are specifically just working on the promised additional seasons that the game needs to meet the requirements of the high-end version that it sold.”Jeff Grub
The game has suffered from a low player base since its launch. At the time of publishing the game’s thirty day average is 1,982 compared to Battlefield 3, which boasts over 6,000 average players within the past thirty days.
In spite of (or perhaps because of) the game’s poor performance, the next installment to the series is already in the works and will be “reverting a lot of the changes made in Battlefield 2042.”
While the game is struggling, it does seem that DICE is trying their best to keep the game alive. The new seasonal content for Battlefield 2042 is expected to launch today and will hopefully breathe life back into the game. Key features include a new helicopter and new mountainous map.
Battlefield 2042 is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.