Publisher EA and developer DICE have announced a new partnership with Microsoft making Xbox the official console of Battlefield 2042. However, this doesn’t mean the game is exclusive to it.
According to the press release, the Xbox Series X and Series S, specifically, are the ” officially consoles of Battlefield 2042.” All three companies stated this was to “ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best one yet.” It’s unclear exactly what advantages DICE will use from the Xbox Series X|S hardware or what this means for the players. It could be a situation like what Sony has with Call of Duty, where PlayStation users get access to certain content before everyone else.
DICE and EA also announced four other partnerships in preparation for the release of Battlefield in October: Nvidia (for the “ultimate PC experience”), Logitech (to “ensure players have Logitech integration”), Polaris (to bring players the opportunity to operate authentic Polaris vehicles”), and WD_Black (for the “best possible gaming experience”).
All five partnerships are pointing to a bolstered Battlefield 2042 game performance across Xbox consoles and PC. Neither EA nor DICE have mentioned what this means for the PlayStation console and its user base.
We’ll get another look at Battlefield 2042 during EA Play Live on July 22nd.
Battlefiled 2042 releases on October 22nd for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can check out our Battlefield 2042 preorder guide to see bonuses and editions available to grab right now.