EA refutes new report claiming Battlefield 2042 development now in ‘abandon ship’ mode

EA has responded to new claims Battlefield 2042 has entered ‘abandon ship’ mode, insisting reports that only a skeleton crew is left working on the beleaguered shooter are “untrue”.

Word that Battlefield 2042’s post-launch development has been dramatically downscaled was first shared by journalist Jeff Grubb on his Grubbsnax Giant Bomb show, where he claimed the remaining team has been tasked with delivering the four seasons of live service content promised to purchasers the “fastest and the cheapest it possibly can”.

“This game is basically down to a skeleton crew,” Grubb told viewers (thanks VGC). “It’s down to like the bare bones and those people are specifically just working on the promised additional seasons that the game needs to meet the requirements of the high-end version that it sold.”

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