BF2042 Development Woes?

A story on Gaming Intel by Tom Henderson has the Battlefield leaker's take on what's going on with Battlefield 2042 following the just-concluded beta test for the military shooter. The article is titled "Battlefield 2042's Troubled Development and Identity Crisis" which gives an idea of its thrust. Tom discusses performance of the beta and whether it's plausible that the build is actually several months old. He also hears from confidential sources within DICE that the game's resemblance to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is intentional, and that this direction and development issues are due to ineffective management:
Management is allegedly not committed enough to the project, with creative being simply told to do X, Y, and Z. One of these management figures was simply described as a “yes man”, and apparently things have “been s*&t since”.

Problems brought up to management also fall on deaf ears throughout the development process. Ultimately creating issues that DICE could have solved earlier in the development process.

As for the lack of creativity, management loved some of Modern Warfare 2019’s aspects that much, that the studio was supposedly encouraged to create something similar.
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theglaze wrote on Oct 11, 2021, 22:09:
The beta was a flop; it lost more day 1 sales than it gained.

Very doubtful.

Week ending 10/3, the pre-purchase on Steam was in 9th place with a single SKU. Last week, i.e. week ending 10/10, it occupied the no. 2, 3 and 4 slots with three SKUs. At least on Steam it obviously got a HUGE sales boost from the OB. There is no sensible reason to believe that things would be much different on Origin or EGS.

Many people play this stuff for five minutes, think shit's awesome and they hit the preorder button. That's how it works and it's one of the reasons why DICE/EA are doing open betas. It is as much a load test as it is a part of the marketing/sales campaign.

I liked the open beta for reasons of nostalgia but my competitive multiplayer treadmill days are long over. It was a nice, free test run and it once again drove home the notion of too old for this shit Wink . I ain't fooling myself. The days when I was out of gum have long sailed. At my age it makes more sense to go back to single player games or something slow like New World if it has to be multiplayer.
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