EA and DICE made an important announcement in regards to Battlefield 2042. They said the official console of the game will be Xbox; however it doesn’t mean that it will only be exclusive to Microsoft platforms.
As EA stated in its official press release that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be the official platforms of battlefield 2042. The developers of the game, DICE, publisher EA and Microsoft said this has been done to “ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best one yet,”.
We still don’t know what advantages Xbox players will have, though we have some guesses. Xbox players could get their hands on new content before others like PlayStation did with Acitivision. As we know, PlayStation players can access to lots of Call of Duty content earlier than other platforms’ players including cosmetics and rewards.
Also Shpeshal Ed approved that “there is a third party, Triple-A, first-person shooter that is very highly likely to be launching in Game Pass this fall.” on an episode of The XboxEra Podcast. Considering the options, this triple-A, third party, first-person shooter could be either Call of Duty or Battlefield.
So far we know Battlefield 2042 will not be limited to Microsoft devices so non Microsoft players don’t need to panic.