An EA executive blamed the surprise launch of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode on Battlefield 2042’s lack of appeal.
While gamers were excitedly looking forward to Battlefield 2042 at first, the title turned out to be one of the most disappointing releases of the last year. The game was released to mostly negative reviews from critics and was even completely turned away by even the most avid Battlefield fan gamers who gave up Battlefield 2042 in favor of the game. older titles like Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5. There are a lot of reasons people don’t like Battlefield 2042, but it seems EA is blaming Halo Infinite.
In a report by Tom Henderson on Xfire detailing a recent meeting at EA, executive director Laura Miele discussed the many reasons why Battlefield 2042 failed. One of the reasons Miele presented was the surprise launch of Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Miele stated that Battlefield 2042 was “stable” and “early reviews were very good”, but that changed when the game was compared to Halo Infinite because Halo was more invested and had almost no money. many errors.
Besides blaming Halo Infinite for the game’s impact on Battlefield 2042, Miele also pointed to other reasons why the game was having a hard time attracting gamers. Miele says that in part because the Frostbite Engine is outdated, in addition to development problems stemming from employees working from home has hindered Battlefield 2042’s potential.
Developing an AAA game during a pandemic is an unprecedented challenge, and indeed Battlefield 2042 has been held back by its engine. However, the fact that EA tries to blame Halo Infinite that it is a more invested game that takes away some of the bright spots of Battlefield 2042 is what makes a lot of gamers “unearned”. It’s clear to everyone that EA should never have released Battlefield 2042 in its current state, as any gamer would expect their $70 worth of games to be invested with enough quality when launch.
EA plans to continue supporting Battlefield 2042 for now, but it’s hard to see how the game will recover from issues like this one. Gamers have started a petition asking for refunds for Battlefield 2042, and it already has over 200,000 signatures and the game’s player count continues to dwindle. There’s a chance EA will pull players back by making Battlefield 2042 free, but that will also likely upset those who have already paid for the game.
Other less well-received games have made miraculous comebacks over the years, so it’s still too early to say that Battlefield 2042 won’t bounce back, but it’s certainly going to have a pretty good journey. difficulties ahead.
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