The announcement follows fairly negative feedback from fans after Battlefield 2042’s November 2021 release regarding numerous issue. In addition, publisher EA is reportedly considering a free-to-play model for the game after being disappointed with its performance.
Here’s the full blurb on the Season One delay:
Today we are stating our team’s commitment to bring the game up to the highest standards that we all hold for the franchise. We’ve had to make some big decisions to ensure that our next set of updates can be focused on delivering these improvements, with the most substantial one being to move the release date of our first Season to early Summer.
Beyond this, the studio has confirmed a number of updates are set to be implemented “as soon as possible,” including the refreshed Scoreboard feature.
- SCOREBOARD – “In our next update, we’ll be adding a refreshed in-round Scoreboard alongside further changes we’ve worked on since the holidays. This will be an ongoing evolution from what was shown in the work in progress we shared recently. We have heard your feedback around including two tables and separating your own team versus the enemy, and are working on incorporating that for the release. K/D scoring and End of Round reporting will also be coming in a future update.”
- ALL PLATFORM VOICE COMMUNICATION – “The arrival of voice communication (VOIP) is just the start of the improvements we’re bringing to enhance team play and communications.”
- PLAYER PROFILE – “Giving you a better overview of your career on the battlefield and how far you have to go for your next unlock.”
Battlefield 2042 is now available for PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.
[Source – EA]