Battlefield 2042 gained’t make its meant launch date. Developer DICE introduced Wednesday that the game has been delayed till Nov. 19, practically a month after its initially deliberate launch date of Oct. 22.

In a statement released on Twitter, DICE normal supervisor Oskar Gabrielson defined that the delay was largely due to the challenges of working from dwelling in the course of the pandemic.

“Building the next generation of Battlefield during a global pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for our development teams,” Gabrielson stated in a press release additionally attributed to the Battlefield 2042 improvement group. “Given the scale and scope of the game, we had hoped our team would be back in our studios together as we move towards launch. With the ongoing conditions not allowing that to happen safely, and with all the hard work the teams are doing from home, we feel it is important to take the extra time to deliver on the vision of Battlefield 2042 for our players.”

While information of the delay could also be disappointing for all concerned, Gabrielson additionally stated that DICE may have extra info on the game’s open beta someday later this month.

Battlefield 2042 was introduced in June and shall be an all-multiplayer foray into the close to future. The game will characteristic principally trendy weapons and autos, with a number of futuristic twists, in addition to devices designed to make battles extra attention-grabbing. Of course, it would additionally characteristic the Battlefield collection’ signature game design components of large maps and environmental destruction.

The new Battlefield game will even characteristic a brand new mode known as Battlefield Portal, which is able to enable gamers to create their very own distinctive modifications to maps and game varieties, crafting one thing completely new to share with the neighborhood.

While 2042’s authentic launch date of Oct. 22 would have positioned it as the primary huge multiplayer shooter of the autumn, it’s now in a barely extra sophisticated place. The game’s new launch date places it immediately between Call of Duty: Vanguard, which is about to launch on Nov. 5, and Halo Infinite, which is scheduled for Dec. 8.

Battlefield 2042 is about to come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.