Vince Zampella says Battlefield 2042 “strayed too far from what Battlefield is”

Respawn Entertainment head and Battlefield franchise boss Vince Zampella has spoken about the reception – and failure – of the series’ most recent entry, Battlefield 2042, suggesting it “strayed too far from” its roots.

Battlefield 2042 was dogged by technical issues and controversial design decisions when it launched last year, quickly attracting overwhelmingly negative reviews from players on Steam.

Since then, developer DICE has continued to tweak and expand on Battlefield 2042’s wobbly base, but it’s often felt like too little, too late – with publisher EA admitting the game’s sales “did not meet expectations”, saying, “Some of the design choices we made…did not resonate with everyone in our community”.

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