Battlefield 2042’s Beta Feedback Was “Overwhelmingly Positive,” According to EA CEO Andrew Wilson
Battlefield 2042 had its beta period last month, and EA CEO Andrew Wilson has revealed to the public during Electronic Arts’ recent earnings call that the feedback they got post-beta was “overwhelmingly positive.” According to Wilson, the public reception with regards to the beta was generally good, with a few areas that needed to be worked on.
“On balance, the feedback from the beta was overwhelmingly positive,” Wilson said. They found that Battlefield 2042 fans were discussing some elements of the beta, which he says are “not unnatural in beta.” “We have been able to take that feedback around those constructive elements and really element that in the game,” he added.
Wilson also reminded the gaming community that the Battlefield 2042 beta was actually based on an older build of the game—compared to what was actively being developed at the time DICE and EA ran the test. Despite this, Wilson has reiterated that Battlefield 2042 was “something that the community is receiving very, very well and is really, really excited about.”
The Battlefield 2042 dev also addressed a comparison of the game’s release timing to the lackluster launch of Battlefield 5. He stated that the team noticed that there was a much higher demand for Battlefield 2042 than there was for the last entry in the series, most likely because of the arrival of today’s generation of new consoles.
It is worth noting, however, that one prominent Battlefield 2042 insider has recently warned players that a big issue discovered in the beta will not be fixed when the game is officially launched next month. “I reached out to a few DICE developers in regards to Battlefield 2042’s frame drop issues in the trailers,” the insider wrote. “The consensus was, ‘It is what it is until after launch.’”
There is no confirmation to this information, but, if true, this could be a big problem for Battlefield 2042 and could immensely impact its so-far stellar reviews. After all, as the saying goes, “you only get one first impression.” Considering that Battlefield 2042 will be launched very closely to Halo Infinite and Call of Duty: Vanguard, EA and DICE certainly cannot afford to have this happen.
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