Battlefield 2042 aims to be a massive evolution of the (really huge) shooter series. Confirmation of releases for next-generation consoles has raised questions about how the game will perform on older hardware. A new interpretation from EA sheds light on the significant differences between the versions.
We already know that last-gen versions of the game will be limited to 64 players (up from 128 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5), but there seems to be an additional difference in the size of cards, which will obviously be smaller on PS4 and Xbox One.
in one Battlefield briefingEA said, “Our goal is to ensure nothing detracts from the overall gaming experience in Battlefield 2042. The main differences between the generations of consoles is that we’ve made adjustments to the playable region of the cards to ensure a smooth gaming experience for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “
It’s natural to expect that the last-gen console versions won’t have the same visual resolution as the new-gen and PC versions of the game, but EA has yet to go into detail on this point. The changes in the size of cards seem to indicate that the developers are trying to maintain consistent performance, but it is also likely that they are related to the effect of halving the number of fighters in matches.
However, EA specifies that other than the size of the maps, there will be no differences in gameplay characteristics between game versions. “Weapons, vehicles, specialists, and gadgets stay the same no matter what. Which console generation you’re on play with. Dynamic weather events like hurricanes or environmental hazards like electromagnetic pulse storms will also be experienced by all players,” the summary said.
One last difference relates to cross-play, which is likely a direct result of changes in the last generation versions. While PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5 players will be able to play together, Xbox One and PS4 players will only be able to play with other newer generation owners.
Battlefield 2042 will release on October 22 and won’t feature campaign or battle royale modes, but will have massive matches, new modes, and massive environmental effects. We’ll learn more during EA Play Live on July 22.
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