EA has lifted the lid on Battlefield 2042, promising the series’ biggest multiplayer outing yet, but there’s a catch. It’s just a multiplayer outing. While talking to Eurogamer, the game’s design director, Daniel Berlin, confirmed that the shooter will not have a single-player campaign.
“I think it’s something that allows us to really lean on what we’re best at,” he said. “If you look at the DNA of the studio, what we’ve been doing for so long, we just said you know what, we’re not going to have a traditional single-player campaign this time, but we’re going to put all that emphasis and all those resources on digging deeper. multiplayer mode. Because that’s what we do best ”.
The setting for Battlefield 2042 sees the world on the brink of war, driven into crisis due to climate change, with the United States and Russia short of food and fuel. Although there is no campaign, Berlin says that with that setup and with the newly introduced Specialists system, the game will still have a narrative.
“2042 is not a game without narrative,” he said. “You still have a world driven by narrative, that’s something that you will see through the eyes of the specialists that we are presenting. As we move through the live service and the seasons, we will introduce new specialists and see how the world evolves through the eyes of the specialists we have. “
Meanwhile, Berlin also confirmed that Battlefield 2042 will not have a Battle Royale mode.
“Battle royale is definitely something that is exceptionally popular right now,” he said. “We don’t have any actual battle plans at the moment, but we do have other in-game experiences that we can’t talk about and we’re very excited about.”
Battlefield 2042 launches October 22 for PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.