2142 was my first forray into competitive FPS gaming, my clan competed in TWL, TGL, and CAL leagues in 5v5 and 8v8 infantry only. It was the best time I've had gaming in my life, I can't wait to see 2143 make a return, and what they'll be able to do with the next gen consoles as a starting point... it's going to be amazing when it finally comes.
And yes, they've been teasing it for a decade.
1) Easter eggs of PAC gunship 2142 units in Battlefield 3
2) Last DLC pack of BF4 had a docked titan, pod launchers, the Roarsch gauss rifle, and docked EU Mechs
3) Tropical island DLC pack for BF4 had a "titan mode" where you literally captured silos just like 2142, and they fired missiles at the enemy's battleship, which you could then board after it took enough damage and try to destry it from within. Almost carbon copy of 2142's titan mode.
4) Capital Supremacy in Star Wars Battlefront 2 is another near-clone on 2142's titan mode. 5 conquest capture points on the ground phase, whoever won that phase boarded the enemy capital ship and has to destroy the core.
It's no secret what they're going for, and i think why it's taken so long is they really want to do it right. Starting with a modern Battlefield to kick off the next gen and iron out all the kinks of a new engine revision and new platform makes sense, hopefully 2143 will be the next one afterwards.
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