A few days ago now, the American giant Electronic Arts raised the veil on its next Battlefield 2042. A new opus that will be available on October 22 on consoles and PC, and which we recently learned some good news including cross-play.
Battlefield 2042: Bots and Men
The other good news is that Electronic Arts is also promising cross-progression and cross-trade for the new Battlefield 2042, which will be shared across all platforms, so that it travels with you wherever you go. In other words, your unlocked progression and purchases made in your PlayStation version of the game will indeed make it to the Xbox or PC version, and vice versa.
On the gameplay side, Battlefield 2042 will obviously feature a lot of multiplayer, with battles that will include up to 64 players on the previous generation of consoles, and up to 128 players on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. Obviously, in order to avoid long waiting times to fill the different lobbies, the game will use bots.
EA says that dozens of bots will be able to swell the ranks of a 128-player game. DICE has already reassured players who are a little apprehensive about the idea of playing with bots. Thus, the developers promise that these protagonists managed by the AI will have an artificial intelligence similar to that of a real human player.
DICE promises that it will be virtually impossible to tell the difference between an AI-driven bot and a soldier driven by another human player. It remains to be seen how the studio will manage the accuracy of these bots, with a balance that is sometimes quite complicated to find between offering bots with a piercing and totally surreal view, or on the contrary bots relatively stupid … To be continued.