Battlefield 2042 was easily one of the most anticipated games of 2021, however, a troubled launch quickly snuffed out most enthusiasm for it. But even with dwindling active player numbers and Steam user reviews sitting at a Mostly Negative rating, developer Dice has reiterated that it is focused on bringing the game where it needs to be.
According to Rebecka Coutaz, the studio's new general manager, the Swedish developer is focused solely on Battlefield 2042.
"We are only focusing on Battlefield 2042. There is no time for anything else and this is what we want to do," Coutaz told GamesIndustry.biz in a recent interview. "In three years, we want to be the first-person shooter powerhouse that DICE deserves to be, and that is what we're going for."
Coutaz also mentioned that, like many first-person shooter players, the development team was also disappointed in Battlefield 2042's launch.
Around six months after having stepped into the role of general manager, she wants "the team to be really proud about Battlefield 2042."
Since the game's launch back in November 2021, Dice has pushed to live servers several patches addressing a variety of issues brought up by the remaining community.
The game's delayed first season finally launched at the start of June, introducing the first batch of new content, including new weapons, a new map, and a new specialist.
Although Season 1 managed to rekindle some interest in Battlefield 2042, the game still has plenty of issues, Coutaz herself admitting that it is "far from perfect".
It's unclear if the entirety of Dice is focused on Battlefield 2042 at the moment, but many are hoping to see it turn into a redemption story, like Battlefront 2 before it.
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