Battlefield Director Says New Unnamed Studio Genuinely Cares for Franchise; New BF2042 Cosmetic Step in Right Direction

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In case you didn’t know, a lot of news regarding Battlefield 2042 has surfaced this week, and most of them weren’t the kind fans want to hear. While DICE has announced to be more transparent, the BF2042 player base wasn’t particularly happy given that the promised patch that was going to give players a refreshed scoreboard was delayed from a mid to late February release to sometime in March.

Over on Twitter, Battlefield Game Director Marcus Lehto has continued to engage the player base, and added that while he can’t say much about what’s happening with the game, he is glad that he’s working with DICE and Ripple Effect devs, as well as devs from his “new, unnamed studio.”

One thing good that came out of the announcement that Season 1 would be coming in “early summer” is that fans got a sneak peek at the Specialist skin that’s being given for free for those who bought the Year 1 Pass as part of the Gold and Ultimate editions of the game. Thankfully, the skin is more military in tone, and not goofy in anyway. This is something Lehto agrees with, and says it’s a step in the right direction.

Hopefully, Lehto doesn’t stop communicating with the player base, since that’s all we can hope for right now — that devs communicate with the franchise’s fans.

Once we know more about Lehto’s new studio, we’ll let our readers know.

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mike murphy
1 year ago

That’s great I hate McKay his lines are so annoying

1 year ago

No this isn’t a step in the right direction. The direction is to rip specialists out of the game no matter how heavy a lift it is.

Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

There isn’t enough content to start ripping content out of the game. That would be 10 traits and 10 abilities gone with no additional content coming for months. Might as well abandon the game and start over at that point.

John Doe
Reply to  SapientWolf
1 year ago

And that’s exactly what they need to do instead of desperately trying to bring it back from the dead.Hopefully they learned a lesson from it.

John Doe
1 year ago

At this point even if it goes FTP it’s still gonna fail,cut your losses and learn a valuable lesson from it and then move on EA.

1 year ago

I spent $120 on this game and now I got to wait till summer for the battle pass. I finished everything in the games gun skins.. there’s no content at all. Just remaster battlefield 4 cuz that’s the only game a lot of fans have fun on. Bf2042 is honestly worst then hardline get your stuff together @EA @DICE

Reply to  COLT1198
1 year ago

People blanket claiming hardline was a ‘bad game’ is precisely the reason we got served 2042. If you have complaints about a game, specify what you don’t like so that the dev team can do something about it. “It’s bad” is never, in any form, good feedback for anyone behind a piece of consumer content. I hear it so often that I now doubt people who say it actually mean it.

I earnestly think hardline was a great game, with many, many cool additions. Map design was on point, gadgets were fun and balanced, the introduction of crazy new game modes was a fresh change. The only real complaint people had was that it wore the battlefield title instead of something like bad company. Yes, there were issues with weapon balance (fixable), but the vast majority of complaints were “it’s not what we wanted” but that does not mean it was bad!

Reply to  TheTopMostDog
1 year ago

Hardline was misunderstood by the fans. A game not meant to be taken super serious as it was a spin-off from a separate studio that wanted to have their own unique take on the franchise.

In retrospect, i think most people were too harsh on it, that I wish is had lived longer and had more support back then.

I don’t see that happening with 2042 TBH, because the game set itself up as a serious game from the get go with the lore, and dev comments. And even so, it’s considered a mainline and a massive departure at that.

1 year ago

First and foremost fix the gun play make it fun like BF4/3 then add generic classes to the game as on option, let people still choose specialists, then for the love of all things battlefield make things more destructable and add a larger vehicle count and more anti vehicle weapons.

Lastly and arguably most importantly put back squad chat. You cannot have a co-op team without it – ridiculous! Find another strategy to route out or mute toxic players.

1 year ago

BF used to be Amazing….my favorites…

= BF 2 , 4, BF2142 &Bad Company 2

However… I completely quit BF after play BF1 and and BF5.

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