Let's go talk about Battlefield 2042. After the presentation of the latest EA Play, the new chapter in the shooter series of DICE seemed to have disappeared from the radar, with fans seriously worried about the lack of news related to the game and especially related to his Open Beta initially scheduled for September 22nd.
Well, in the last few hours DICE e EA they finally broke the silence, but brought with them a not exactly exciting news: the game was in fact postponed to the next November 19, 2021.
In the words of the director of DICE Oskar Gabrielson, the reasons behind this postponement would be attributed to negative influences that COVID-19 he brought with him and that he did not allow the team to work to the best of their ability.
An update from the Battlefield team pic.twitter.com/K53VNM2tTz
- Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 15, 2021
“Creating the next generation of Battlefields during a pandemic created some setbacks for our development team. Given the size and scope of the game, we were hoping to be able to return to our studios as we await launch. But with the current situation that all of this in complete safety, and with all the hard work the team is doing from home, we think it's important to take some more time to improve our vision of Battlefield 2042 before handing it over to ours. players. Your enthusiasm has helped us and we thank you for your patience as we put the finishing touches to the experience. "
Meanwhile, while EA has not yet officially expressed itself against the expected beta (according to some rumors) for the month of October, the financial stock has entered a phase of instability, losing a few points a few hours after the announcement of the postponement of Battlefield 2042, and then recovering and returning to + 4%.
The funniest part of this is that EA's stock is now up 4% after hours because the delay wasn't as bad as expected.
EA's stock price had already dropped nearly 6% earlier today after rumors that the game would suffer a more severe delay. pic.twitter.com/kF2dd8iurf
- Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 15, 2021