EA and DICE have just released the Battlefield 2042 PC showcase trailer that includes all the fancy tech PC owners can look forward to. According to the trailer, the game will support a range of enhancements on the platform. This includes NVIDIA DLSS, NVIDIA Reflex and ray-tracing. However, the biggest surprise out of the trailer is the performance issues seen in the game. Whatever hardware EA was using to record this footage is clearly struggling to keep up with the game.
In trailer around the 30-second mark, there’s a lot going on but the most striking thing to pay attention to is the choppy performance. You can clearly see the game’s visual take a dive when the helicopter scene is playing out. The performance dips and the visuals get choppy.
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Keep in mind that the Battlefield 2042 PC trailer clearly indicates that the game supports NVIDIA DLSS. However, it seems EA forgot to turn this on when recording the video. Perhaps the choppy frame rate has been added into the trailer on purpose to show the game’s intense graphical demands? Maybe it is to prepare players for a buggy, unoptimised experience. Who knows at this point?
It is also hard to ignore the sheer lack of gameplay in a trailer that specifically targets “PC gameplay”. The trailer is mostly made up of CG portions with a few odd gameplay clips here and there. Users on YouTube have also pointed this issue out.
Just as previous Battlefield 2042 trailers, this one isn’t doing too well on YouTube either. At the moment, the trailer is highly disliked. It is sitting on 4.3k likes and almost 5k dislikes. We don’t know if gamers are simply disliking these videos due to the ongoing controversy surrounding the game and its specialists and gameplay. Perhaps the lack of gameplay and the choppy performance has led to these dislikes? To be honest, it is hard to tell now.
Battlefield 2042 is set to launch on 19 November for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game is also getting an early access period that starts on 12 November. Take a look at the trailer below.