Battlefield 2042 is generally considered to be quite a flop – and that should now have consequences. DICE wants to learn from mistakes and do better next time. Then a setting that is more popular among fans should be chosen again.
With Tom Henderson, one of the most reliable insiders and leakers in the video game industry has once again spoken up and commented on the future of the Battlefield shooter franchise. After the current Battlefield 2042 fell noticeably short of expectations and is generally considered a flop, DICE apparently wants to change a lot or make things better in the future.
According to Henderson, the poor performance of the current Battlefield part has led to a corresponding rethink at DICE; the developer studio wants to learn from the mistakes made and draw appropriate conclusions. Regarding Battlefield 2042, many fans had complained that the title had left behind integral parts of the tried and tested Battlefield formula, such as the familiar class system being replaced by an operator system.
Despite all the criticism, Battlefield will of course be continued and, according to Henderson, the plans are also going in a much more hip direction in terms of setting. Acc ording to him, the next shooter part will rely on a modern setting or one that will only be in the near future – and in this respect marks a departure from Battlefield 2042, which continued to play in the future.
In the past, Battlefield games set in the past or present have proven to be significantly more popular and best selling than the futuristic offshoots. For example, all three previous Battlefield parts clearly beat Battlefield 2042 in the comparison period on Steam.
Detached from the plans for a new Battlefield title, DICE apparently wants to address other criticisms in Battlefield 2042. Complaints about maps that are too large and therefore sometimes appear empty should be resolved by the release of smaller maps in future updates.