The Battlefield saga is one of the main ones in its field of shotter, with many fans already looking forward to the next version that promises to be breathtaking: the Battlefield 2042. The new version was announced in early June and the search for information was massive, with the YouTube trailer hitting more than 14 million views in just 5 days, with GamePlay released later also getting high views.
During a live broadcast event held on Wednesday, EA and ‘developer’ DICE revealed the first details in 2042, and said it will be a multiplayer-only Game with support for 128-player battles on “massive scale” maps full of dynamic weather and other environmental hazards. On the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, the maximum number of players will be 64 players and map sizes will be reduced, DICE said, and it has now revealed new information on Cross-Play and Cross-Progression.
Battlefield 2042 will feature cross-platform gaming across PlayStation 5, Windows PC and Xbox Series X, confirmed by producer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts. Players on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms will also be able to play against each other, but given the maximum player count difference (64 players vs 128 players), there will be no cross-play between console generations, so its friend with Playstation 5 will not be able to play against your Playstation 4.
on one post, DICE also confirmed that PC and console gamers can choose not to play against each other, addressing concerns about the skill differences between mouse/keyboard and gamepad players.
DICE says it will test the game’s cross-play functionality during technical in-game testing of the Battlefield 2042, which was scheduled to take place later this month but has been pushed back to “late this summer.”
Players hoping to play cross-platform also got some good news today: DICE says it is building Cross-Progression and Cross-Trade for Battlefield 2042, which will be shared across all platforms. “Unlocked progress and purchases on your copy of the PlayStation game will be transferred to the Xbox or PC version and vice versa,” said DICE.
Battlefield 2042 was unveiled in June, promising massive maps for up to 128 players, real-time destructive weather and slightly futuristic weapons of war. At E3 2021, EA and DICE showed the gameplay of the first person shooter game. Battlefield 2042 will be released for PS4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X on October 22nd.