If you were hoping for a single player campaign in Battlefield 2042, then don’t. EA announced – alongside the reveal of the online shooter earlier today – that this release is all about its multiplayer mode. Justifying the decision in an interview with Eurogamer.net, design director Daniel Berlin effectively explained that developer DICE is stepping up its efforts around what it does best.
He explained, “If you look at the DNA of the studio, which we’ve been doing for so long, we just said y’know what, we’re not going to have a traditional single-player campaign this time around, but we’re going to put all of it. this emphasis and all these resources in deepening multiplayer. Because that’s what we do best.
To be fair, recent Battlefield games have had campaigns, but they’re nothing fancy – after all, the overwhelming majority of fans buy the game for multiplayer. Popular modes like Conquest and Breakthrough will return, alongside a new team-based mode called Hazard Zone. There will also be a third gameplay option that the team is keeping under wraps for now.
It is worth adding that if you play on PlayStation 4, you will be participating in much smaller battles on smaller maps. While the PS5 version will be able to support up to 128 players, the last generation version will only support 64 players. However, next-gen owners will pay for the privilege: the game will cost € 69.99 / € 69.99 on PS5, and there will only be a free upgrade from PS4 to PS5 for those who buy the expensive. Gold Edition.
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