A well-known insider Tom Henderson states that Battlefield 2042 development could be having issues. The announced alpha is behind the schedule and we have not seen enough of the game with only eleven weeks until the official launch.
"The [ Battlefield 2042 ] project is tracking towards the franchise’s earliest Alpha," EA's chief studios officer Laura Miele said in a blog post a couple of months ago. Since then, EA have not said a word about the game's first test.
It's also obvious that Battlefield 2042 alpha will not be the earliest one in the franchise since Battlefield V's Closed Alpha started on June 28. A well-known Battlefield insider, Tom Henderson, states that the lack of details regarding the alpha test could be down to development issues, that could be hindering Battlefield 2042.
Henderson claims that the game's technical playtest will kick off this month after a one-month delay, which was needed to incorporate cross-play. However, the test will be under strict NDA, so we won't see any gameplay or get new details.
It looks like we will have to wait a bit longer to see some proper gameplay and with September coming in several weeks, it remains to be seen when and exactly EA plan to start showcasing more Battlefield 2042 gameplay and host the first beta tests.
Battlefield 2042 is officially hitting the shelves on October 22, 2021, and will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.