Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have announced a new Microsoft partnership to make the Xbox the official console for Battlefield 2042. But that doesn’t mean it’s exclusive to Xbox.
To be clear, the Xbox Series S and Series X are the “official consoles for Battlefield 2042,” according to a press release. All three said it was done “to ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best ever”. It’s not entirely clear how DICE and EA will leverage the Xbox Series X|S hardware, or what this means for Battlefield 2042 players on other platforms.
DICE and EA have announced four more partnerships in preparation for the October release of Battlefield 2042: Nvidia (for the “ultimate PC experience”), Logitech (“to ensure players have Logitech integration”), Polaris (“the opportunity for gamers to run real Polaris”) “Tools in Battlefield 2042”) and WD_BLACK (“to ensure players have the best possible gaming experience”).
It looks like all five partnerships have been signed to support Battlefield 2042’s gaming performance on both PC and Xbox consoles. Although Battlefield 2042 launches on PS4 and PS5 this October, neither DICE nor EA have specified whether these deals will affect the game on PlayStation consoles.
We’ll see more of Battlefield 2042 during EA Play Live on July 22, including a look at a brand new game mode.
Battlefield 2042 is the newest installment in the long-running military shooter series. This time the focus is on larger scale wars. Battlefield 2042 launches October 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.