EA DICE has confirmed that the next Battlefield 2042 will sell through Steam, the Epic Games Store, and its own Origin store client.
The last entry in the Battlefield The franchise has been confirmed for both major PC gaming storefronts. Both versions will still launch through Origin, but players will be able to purchase them from any storefront they choose.
All previous Battlefield games were absent from Steam until they were added en masse last year. Regardless of the platform these games are purchased on, EA’s Origin will take care of all the social aspects, including friend lists and party formation.
Yesterday (June 9) EA DICE unveiled Battlefield 2042, a title he called “the most ambitious” in the franchise to date. On PC, Xbox Series and PlayStation 5, its cards will have up to 128 players, and the future setting close to 2042 will see a host of new weapons, gadgets, and vehicles available to players.
The gameplay revealed that Battlefield 2042 will adopt a more sandbox style of gameplay than previous entries in the series and feature dynamic weather, including the massive tornadoes featured in the launch trailer.
Battlefield 2042 is set to release on October 22, 2021 and will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, the new Battlefield game is available for pre-order now.
Three different versions of the game are available for pre-order, with the standard PS4, Xbox One and PC versions costing £59.99.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will cost £69.99. There is also a Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition available for £89.99 on PC and £99.99 on consoles. The Ultimate Edition costs £109.99 on PC and £119.99 on consoles.
Despite the significant player count on current-gen consoles, EA has confirmed that current-gen consoles (PS4 and XBox One) will see the game run with a reduced player count of 64, as well as reduced map sizes. .