DICE and EA have announced a few new partnerships as they prepare for Battlefields 2042’s release later this year, the Xbox Series X/S is one of them.
The two gaming giants teamed partnered up to make Xbox the official console of Battlefield 2042. This doesn’t mean the game will be exclusive to the Xbox.
According to an official press release, this was done to “ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best one yet” They didn’t go into specifics about what this meant in terms of taking advantage of the consoles hardware, or even what this means for players on other platforms.
Four other partnerships were announced in preparation for the October release.
- Nvidia: for the “ultimate PC experience”
- Logitech: to “ensure players have Logitech integration”
- Polaris: to “bring players the opportunity to operate authentic Polaris vehicles in Battlefield 2042”
- WD_BLACK: to ensure “gamers have the best possible gaming experience”
All of these partnerships seem to focus on bolstering the performance of Battlefield 2042 across Xbox Consoles and PC. Neither EA nor DICE have commented on whether these deals will effect the game on PlayStation consoles, though the game will be launching on PS4 and PS5 at the same time as Xbox this October.
For fans wishing to find out more about Battlefield 2042, be sure to check out EA Play Live, where EA will be showing off a brand new game more on July 22.
The focus of the latest entry into the franchise is on larger-scale battles, EA announced that matches would have up to 128 players per match on current-gen consoles and PC, populated by bots if they couldn’t be filled by real players.
The game will launch on October 22 for PlayStation4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. For more information on Battlefield 2042, be sure to check back with us here at Gamerficial.