Battlefield 2042, the new installment of the war saga of Electronic Arts and DICE, was officially unveiled today. Among its novelties, one of the ones that has attracted the most attention is that no single player campaign mode, but will focus exclusively on the modes online. I will have options to play against bots both alone and in the company of friends, in addition to a narrative background, but nothing in a story mode singleplayer we are used to.
Daniel Berlin, Design Director of Battlefield 2042, has spoken to Eurogamer about this controversial decision to explain that have decided to focus on multiplayer because they consider that it is what they do best: “I think it is something that allows us to focus on what we are best at (…) We just said, ‘You know what? all these resources in delving into multiplayer ‘, because that’s what we do best“.
The director of the game also wanted to emphasize that this installment is not going to leave aside the narrative: “Battlefield 2042 it is not a game without narrative. We still have a narrative-driven universe, something you will see through specialists. As we progress through the game as a service and the seasons we will introduce new specialists and you will see how the world evolves through their eyes, “explains Daniel Berlin.
During the presentation of Battlefield 2042 that took place today there have been some brushstrokes about that narrative context that wrap the multiplayer modes of this installment. As we told you in our preview, this game is inspired by a near future in which humanity’s resources are close to being depleted causing the largest refugee crisis in history. Here comes the United States and Russia, two nations that face each other across the globe to try to alleviate the situation.
Nor will I have battle royale
In addition to the lack of campaign mode, fans of the franchise have also been surprised not to see a mode battle royale on Battlefield 2042, especially considering that there was already an attempt to implant one in Battlefield V, the previous installment of the saga. Daniel Berlin has also spoken about this: “The battle royale it’s definitely something exceptionally popular right now. We have no plans to include any battle royale at this timeBut we have other experiences in the game that we can’t talk about yet but are very excited about. “
Battlefield 2042 It will be released on October 22 en PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One y PC.