Battlefield 2042 survey reveals some hints about what the company has in mind for Battlefield 2042’s future. According to published data, criticism has only worsened despite EA DICE’s attempts to improve the game. However, while EA and DICE are already looking towards the future of Battlefield, that does not imply Battlefield 2042 is being abandoned.
Which questions were in the Battlefield 2042 survey?
According to those who have completed the Battlefield 2042 survey, there are many variations and some of them do not contain the same questions. There are several intriguing questions. The most curious is probably one that involves private servers. The survey inquires if the study participant would be interested in a “rental program” for a long-term Battlefield 2042 server. DICE previously said that after launch, they would consider reintroducing server rentals, but made no guarantees.
A poll on the official website of Battlelog asked gamers if they would be interested in a new way to utilize the game’s Portal game mode editor. The goal is that Portal would have a “spatial editor,” enabling players to modify map elements such as flags and M-COMs. The Battlefield 2042 survey even contemplates moving map walls, crates, and other large objects, as well as specific chunks of the terrain. It’s possible that DICE won’t be able to devote its resources to all.
The third question reported from the survey is less positive. It’s also about Portal, but instead of asking about what content players might want to see, it’s gauging the response to ending future content addition. The survey asks players if they would be interested in Portal continuing to receive legacy content (maps, game modes, and assets) from previous Battlefield games.
It’s impossible not to see the Battlefield 2042 survey questions as an indication that the game’s development is coming to a close. The following enhancements are for rental services and Portal functionality, but they do not include new material. Finally, the third question concerns a delay in delivering previously advertised content. It’s not surprising that Battlefield 2042 players are still dissatisfied.
Community Manager of @EA_DICE Kevin Johnson also told “When it comes to Core Feedback this will always be held in a public forum for debate by all players.”
When it comes to Core Feedback this will always be held in a public forum for debate by all players.
EA sends player surveys out from time to time, to random groupings of players for anonymous feedback around certain areas of the game.
This is not related to Core Feedback.
— Kevin Johnson (@T0TALfps) May 13, 2022
What’s next for Battlefield 2042 is unknown. There are rumors that the developers are already working on a new game, and that post-launch content marketed as part of Ultimate Editions will be delivered. EA has suggested a willingness to end live-service games’ lifespans early, but Battlefield 2042 is a major game release, and doing so might have negative consequences for the franchise. This is simply a poll, yet it raises more concerns than it answers.
Don’t forget, not everything in the Battlefield 2042 survey will be implemented, so renting servers being requested is no guarantee that we’ll see it in the game’s lifecycle; likewise, other points. EA is looking for comments first and foremost, and this isn’t a wishlist or anything that will be included in future updates.
DICE has also stated that a patch will be released for the game in May, and we’re hoping to learn more about it this week, as we are in the midst of the month. While it’s obvious that the feedback will be utilized to enhance the game in the future weeks and months, this survey is yet another indicator that the present and ambitious vision for a Battlefield that goes far beyond what came before has been incorrect. Lately, EA Games explained why they removed Ultima Underworld and Syndicate from GOG.