KEY POINTS

  • EA and DICE finally released the gameplay trailer of "Battlefield 2042" 
  • The game will release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series XlS
  • "Battlefield 2042" new-gen console users will have a different gaming experience

"Battlefield 2042" is seemingly living up to its hype and it looks like PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners will have a superior gaming experience compared to those using previous-generation gaming consoles, but there's a catch.

EA and DICE announced recently that "Battlefield 2042," the latest installment from the hit "Battlefield" franchise, was coming to PC, previous-generation gaming consoles (PS4, Xbox One), as well as to new-generation gaming systems (PS5, Xbox Series X and S). However, it appears that the game offers a different gaming experience to early adopters of new-gen consoles than to previous-generation console owners. Better graphics and faster loading times are already some of the features fans expect from the game's new-gen version.

Apart from that, PS5, Xbox Series X and S and even PC gamers can enjoy 128-player battles of the "Battlefield 2042" version on their gaming systems. Unfortunately, for gamers using older hardware, developers said the lobbies max out at the usual 64 players. Moreover, because PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users have fewer players, "Battlefield 2042" will feature "tailored to smaller scale to ensure epic battles," developers said during the game's Livestream last Wednesday.

The gameplay and mid-map events, however, will be the same regardless of what gaming system the gamers are using.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of "Battlefield 2042" will only cost $60. But to avail superior gaming experience, PS5 and Xbox Series XlS users will have to pay $70. PC gamers with the ultra-high-end PC setup will experience the best version of "Battlefield 2042." But, unlike PS5 and Xbox Series XlS users, they will have to pay only $60 for the game. Some fans are not happy about this pricing strategy.

During the pre-launch presentation, developers emphasized that "Battlefield 2042" was developed with next-generation players in mind. So the added features on new-generation consoles were expected.

Several game developers and publishers have already started to charge $70 for their PS5 and Xbox Series XlS games and it is not surprising to see EA and Dice follow suit. While the $10 increase may not seem like a lot to average gamers, it's a big deal for game publishers and developers.

"Battlefield 2042" is scheduled to release on Oct. 22, 2021.

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