Battlefield 2042 PS5 Tech Test Cancelled; Cites “Critical Issue Identified”

1 : Anonymous2021/08/14 00:41 ID: p3xzmk
Battlefield 2042 PS5 Tech Test Cancelled; Cites “Critical Issue Identified”
2 : Anonymous2021/08/14 08:06 ID: h8vzs5f

This is good news and shouldn’t be worrying. It’s getting solved now 2 months before launch instead of launch day.

ID: h8wj539

Tbh a delay is better than having a broken release

ID: h8xp533

Finally, people are learning this. Unfortunately we needed Cyberpunk to drive the envelope home but…

ID: h8wh119

Battlefield 4 legit shipped broken so this is a great point

ID: h8winu4

If you play BF games at launch, you should be worry lol. They are pretty ass at launch

ID: h8wrc8u

There were all fine except BF4

3 : Anonymous2021/08/14 00:48 ID: h8usezx

This is good news. Nobody want the 6 month mess that was bf4 at release

ID: h8uu246

Still, this doesn't mean we're not going to get another 6 month mess. Quite the contrary, it proves they're not able to stick to the plan/schedule.

ID: h8uvbl7

Better catching this now though than at release

ID: h8x1k2x

The technical test does its job and finds a critical error, and that's a bad thing somehow? Would you prefer if the technical test was at launch like CoD does?

ID: h8uwco6

If you remove bf4 there hasn't been a truly bad battlefield launch in over a decade

Bf4 is the odd one out. Not any of the other titles.

ID: h8wrwt9

I’d rather a game be virtually flawless than stick to a schedule. Plus developers don’t have to work like slaves

ID: h8v3d6r

Not really when it's just one platform, BF4 was bad all across the board. This spells out issues with the devs working on the PS5 API/SDK, meaning performance may vary from other consoles due to issues in optimization. The Xbox and PC both use DirectX 12 API meaning optimization is potentially easier due to similarities, where as Sony uses their own custom API for the PS5.

ID: h8vgu8f

not potentially easier, its 100% easier for devs used to working on PC games since it is literally identical version instead of learning a new API.

Of course though I'm sure the PS5's API probably has some benefits to it that come with its custom nature, but yeah DX12 is 100% gonna be easier for most developers to work with.

ID: h8wpdrc

This is a massive leap to a conclusion with no evidence; chill out

ID: h8vx4dr

There’s is definitely a problem with the PS5. There’s a few games that have had issues lately

ID: h8wx99k

It was closer to a year on PC. It did eventually become an amazing game though.

ID: h8vx0pi

I mean, that leaked preview didn’t look good either

4 : Anonymous2021/08/14 04:37 ID: h8vioo3

That’s good news? The soonest they find it - the better

5 : Anonymous2021/08/14 02:36 ID: h8v5j0i

Abandoned bit them?

6 : Anonymous2021/08/14 03:27 ID: h8vbdnh


ID: h8vve69

I used to say, Don't go there.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/14 08:21 ID: h8w0tn1

People complaining must have forgotten what “tech test” means

8 : Anonymous2021/08/14 06:52 ID: h8vuan8

Ah! This explains why I never got the download email after being accepted into the PS5 beta test this weekend.

ID: h8vuunj

It is a pre-alpha test. Beta is supposed to be in September

ID: h8w7txe

Whatever it was, I was shown as scheduled confirmed on the EA site and then it changed to pending, then it just vanished. Was looking forward to testing it, I tested anthem a few years ago and we all know how well that went.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/14 17:12 ID: h8xj5me

Battlefield always launches broken as fuck, it's a tradition that goes back to at least BF2!

10 : Anonymous2021/08/14 07:27 ID: h8vwy4u

While usually to in depth tech talk can bore me id actually love to know what constitutes a critical issue on a playable game made my a Triple A developer

11 : Anonymous2021/08/14 11:56 ID: h8wgdz8

can't wait to see kind of post "this prove ps5 is bad xbox is the winner this generation"

ID: h8x3g5a

Not saying this is the case but there numerous examples of devs having to remove features on PS5 in comparison to Series X

12 : Anonymous2021/08/14 15:10 ID: h8x28bz

Not even sure if I'll buy it release day. I'll wait to be sure it functions properly. Both online and off. I learned that lesson with Halo MCC, lol.

I love modern gaming, don't get me wrong. But damn do I miss the simpler N64 days.

ID: h8x622c

Halo MCC was the biggest disappointment when it first launched on Xbox. Just matchmaking completely busted for months. Idk how that happened. But I play the hell out of Halo 3 still since it’s on PC.

13 : Anonymous2021/08/14 06:08 ID: h8vquki

Aw shit, here we go again.

14 : Anonymous2021/08/14 06:30 ID: h8vsm49

had a shit ton of issues on pc also, have an rtx 3080

15 : Anonymous2021/08/14 10:32 ID: h8w9uor

If this game busts I’m selling my ps5. It’s just a super expensive ps4 at this point..

ID: h8wprs3

Must admit I'm feeling the same.

ID: h8wf6k4


16 : Anonymous2021/08/14 13:57 ID: h8wsxib

Who are they? Blue Box?

17 : Anonymous2021/08/14 15:19 ID: h8x3ghc

This shouldn’t even be news.

18 : Anonymous2021/08/14 04:31 ID: h8vi4zn

Delay it and get back to work!!

19 : Anonymous2021/08/14 06:13 ID: h8vrapo

BF2042 got Abandoned.

20 : Anonymous2021/08/14 02:28 ID: h8v4kkj

Can I get dual entitlement for bf2042?

ID: h8vnsk9

You can only get the Cross-Gen bundle by spending $100 or $120 on the Gold / Ultimate Editions respectively.

21 : Anonymous2021/08/14 12:56 ID: h8wm4q9

Well, i hope im wrong but im feeling this game might be a bit rushed. By the leaked footage ive seen too. Hopefully not, bc im a bfbc2 vet, but those of you who tested bf4 beta know exactly how i feel 🙂 Also, critical issues 2 months before release? Hmmm so strange for billion dollar companies. But maybe we dont know the whole story. Lets pray.

22 : Anonymous2021/08/14 03:33 ID: h8vc4uh


ID: h8vhytc

Do you have anything to backup that claim??

ID: h8vie8h

Of course they don't

ID: h8vh37g

They always ran at lower resolution on the base Xbox one vs the PS4 though.

ID: h8wlywp

Yep, which makes it playing it on my Series X a bit weird. It takes a good 5 minutes for me get used to the graphics which is weird cause I don’t have that issue playing other games but something about BF4 just feels off graphic wise on the Xbox; but still a banger of a game.


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