EA Games says that the recent Battlefield 2042 beta was a success even if it was ridden with visual bugs, missing features and broken mechanics. EA claims that 7.7 million players participated in the closed and open beta that took place in late October. In addition, the company claims that the beta feedback from fans was “overwhelmingly positive”.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about the recent Battlefield 2042 beta during the recent quarterly earnings report. Wilson once again commented on the game’s development progress saying that the beta was an early build of the game and does not necessarily reflect the game’s final product.
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Wilson also says that the early player numbers in the beta are a sure sign that the game is going to have a tremendous demand at launch.
Yeah. So, I think that on balance, the feedback from the beta was overwhelmingly positive. There were some conversations around some elements of the beta, which is not unnatural innovator. And we will be able to take that feedback around those elements — those constructive elements and really implement that in the game.
And again, I think what we had talked about with the community is, it was an earlier build of the game that we used for the beta as the team continues to work, and tune, and polish the final build for the game. So, we feel really good about that. I think when you think about the early access numbers and engaging numbers overall, you should read that as tremendous demand.
Wilson also spoke out about the game’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S enhancements. He claims that the advantages of the tech in the new consoles allowed EA and DICE to create mechanics never possible in previous Battlefield games. Wilson also feels extremely positive about the player demand for Battlefield 2042 pre-launch.
We did not have the level of innovation and again that we have now. We didn’t have new platform technology driving a high-fidelity gaming experience that we have now. And so net-net coming out of the beta, we feel very good about player demand, the team has been working very hard on tuning and polish and filing the game where we feel really good about the game that the committee is going to get to play on day one. And the team also has wonderful plans for the future large service.
That stuff where there’s notion of [Indiscernible] nearly engaging our players deeply in the ability to create their own Battlefield experiences. And so, we feel very good and confident about the future Battlefield at this stage.
Battlefield 2042 is set to launch on 12 November. Users can also play the game early through Xbox Game Pass or EA Play on console and PC. PC users with an active EA Play Pro membership will also gain access to the Ultimate Edition of the game. Find out more about the test here.
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Source: Seeking Alpha