While many might be disappointed Battlefield 2042 isn't a dedicated next-gen game, certain fans may be happy to know that Xbox Series X|S owners will be getting a considerably bigger experience.
As spotted on the Battlefield 2042 game overview page, it's confirmed that 128 players can battle it out across several huge maps which boast "unprecedented scale on vast environments". However, there's an disclaimer for the 128 players comment, which reveals this will only be for Xbox Series X|S players.
Xbox One and PlayStation®4 supports 64 players. 128 players and massive-scale maps are available on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PlayStation®5.
How you see this will ultimately depend on your console platform. Obviously next-gen players are getting the better end of the deal, whilst last-gen owners will notice a less intensive experience. This is accompanied by the fact the game will not boast a single-player campaign mode previously seen in past entries.
The price difference has been scaled back for the Xbox One version (£59.99 / $59.99), whilst the Xbox Series X|S is hitting a whopping £69.99 / $69.99. Although, there is an EA Play discount to save 10% digitally. If you're still on the fence, EA Play - and as a result Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members - will be entitled to a 10-hour trial, starting from October 15. Additionally, members will also receive early access to the Open Beta whenever it launches.
A full gameplay reveal will arrive on June 13, taking place during Xbox's E3 2021 Showcase.
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