EA has responded to new claims Battlefield 2042 has entered ‘abandon ship’ mode, insisting studies that solely a skeleton crew is left engaged on the beleaguered shooter are “unfaithful”.
Phrase that Battlefield 2042’s post-launch improvement has been dramatically downscaled was first shared by journalist Jeff Grubb on his Grubbsnax Large Bomb present, the place he claimed the remaining crew has been tasked with delivering the 4 seasons of dwell service content material promised to purchasers the “quickest and the most affordable it probably can”.
“This recreation is mainly all the way down to a skeleton crew,” Grubb advised viewers (thanks VGC). “It is down to love the naked bones and people individuals are particularly simply engaged on the promised further seasons that the sport wants to fulfill the necessities of the high-end model that it bought.”
Describing the state of affairs as “abandon ship time”, Grubb stated the remaining crew is “working to pump that stuff out the quickest and the most affordable it probably can” in order that “everybody [can be moved] to the brand new Battlefield as quick as attainable…The actual core crew of Battlefield builders are already engaged on that.”
Responding to Grubb’s claims in a press release offered to Eurogamer, EA referred to as the report “unfaithful”, insisting, “There’s a vital crew at DICE, alongside our different studios, targeted on evolving and bettering the Battlefield 2042 expertise for all gamers.”
Battlefield 2042 was, in fact, poorly acquired when it launched final November – shortly turning into one in every of Steam’s worst-reviewed video games of all time – and since then, DICE has dedicated to bringing this newest collection instalment “as much as the very best requirements that all of us maintain for the franchise”.
Progress has been sluggish, nevertheless, with the sport’s first season of post-launch content material having solely simply acquired a ninth June launch date after appreciable delays. However even its imminent arrival is unlikely to do a lot to show the sport’s fortunes round, with Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson remarking, “It is simply sufficient to present Battlefield 2042 a contemporary lease of life, however fairly not sufficient to counter any ideas that EA and DICE has already successfully moved on” in his latest preview.