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EA say Battlefield 2042 failed to meet expectations

Published: 08:10, 02 February 2022
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During their earnings call, the publisher EA confirmed that Battlefield 2042 performed poorly.

Battlefield 2042 launched in a disappointing state with many bugs and issues but also missing features. The game was clearly pushed to release before it was actually ready for launch and that didn't go well with the players. 

Add some poor design decisions and lack of proper communication from the dev team to the mix and you'll get Battlefield 2042 in its current state. 

Today, EA acknowledged that Battlefield 2042 failed to meet expectations . The publisher revealed that the sales were disappointing too. EA did not disclose how many copies of Battlefield 2042 they've sold though. "We sold less units than we thought we would," they said. 

EA also confirmed that Battlefield will account for less than 10 per cent of their net bookings and less than 5 per cent next year. 

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Judging by these numbers, it's safe to say that Battlefield 2042 is nowhere near as important for EA's success as Apex Legends or Fifa series for example. 

EA did reiterate that the dev team will continue to work on the game's post-launch updates so expect plenty of new content for Battlefield 2042 down the line. 

Whether or not it's too late for that, it remains to be seen. It does look like Battlefield 2042's problems go deeper than lack of content and bugs but it's up to the dev team to figure out that.

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