Battlefield 2142 Summary
EA and DICE bring us conflict set 136 years into the future and it looks good, real good from a gaming point of view.
Venerable online matchmaking client GameSpy will shutdown on May 31, news which was met with dismay by fans of older games. Some good news for those still playing Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2, and Battlefield 2142, though, as the confirmed that EA is working on transitioning those titles to new servers.
By the end of next month the matchmaking services of GameSpy, and that means a number of PC titles won't function properly or at all online. Exactly how far-reaching is the GameSpy service?
Reddit has put together a doomsday list that includes the likes of Halo, Star Wars: Battlefront, Stronghold, the Battlefield series, Crysis, Tom Clancy titles and Quake.
Battlefield 2142 had a Titan mode which featured a hovering air-carrier that had to be brought down, or defended. Now DICE are bringing it back as the re-imagined Carrier Assault in the upcoming Naval Assault DLC.
The studio is yet to go into detail about how you'll sink the carrier, but Titan mode involved holding key missile launchers that bombarded the air-carrier. Naval Strike is due in late March.
Lars Gustavsson of Swedish dev DICE confirms there's no 'Battlefield 2143' in the works at the studio, "but I would love to make it," he said. A lot of people "ran over and wanted to apply" for 2142.
The sci-fi nature of the futuristic Battlefield affords greater "creative freedom" as its not constrained by a "historical and contemporary" setting. The in-development Battlefield 4 is set in modern day.
The Battlefield series may be on its way to those awkward teen years, but creator DICE is twice the IPs age at 20. General manager Karl Magnus Troedsson is celebrating at GDC Europe today.
Since it debuted the series has "served" over 50 million players, and the studio is "in love" as ever with their "core franchise." A 'Premium Edition' is rumoured to commemorate hitting 10.