On Twitter, Henderson noted that, “The theory that #Battlefield2042 started as a Battle Royale is true, although I’m not sure how far in development it was changed to a more ‘traditional’ Battlefield. The inspiration from Call of Duty was there, but Apex [Legends] was a BIG inspiration.” Considering the 128 player count, abilities like grappling hooks and each Specialist having their own backstories, it does start to make a bit more sense.
Of course, even if this is true, when it changed direction is ultimately unknown (plus the Specialists were reportedly inspired by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Operators). Henderson notes that it’s “A pretty bold statement to claim – But evidence can be provided if you’re a journalist that covers this type of info.” Time will tell if such evidence comes to light so take this with a grain of salt for now.
In the meantime, Battlefield 2042 is still on track to release on November 19th. It will be available for Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.
In other news, the theory that #Battlefield2042 started as a Battle Royale is true, although I'm not sure how far in development it was changed to a more "traditional" Battlefield.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 12, 2021
The inspiration from CoD was there, but Apex was a BIG inspiration.
A pretty bold statement to claim - But evidence can be provided if you're a journalist that covers this type of info.— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) October 12, 2021
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