EA and DICE have a lot to say about Battlefield 2042 today, with hardware partners announced: EA DICE have teamed with Xbox to make Microsoft's next-gen console the "official console" of Battlefield 2042.
We don't exactly know what that means, but if you cut through the BS then it means Microsoft paid a considerable sum to EA and gets to have their consoles be the "official console" of what should be one of the biggest games of the year. In a press release, EA says that they teamed with Xbox to "ensure that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is the best one yet".
This doesn't mean that Battlefield 2042 is exclusive to the Xbox, as it is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC -- and EA DICE were super light on details. We should know more at EA Play Live on July 22, where EA will be showing off some more details of Battlefield 2042 as well as an entirely new game mode.
NVIDIA was recently announced as the PC hardware partner of Battlefield 2042, where EA DICE and NVIDIA announced Battlefield 2042 will have DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) support. DLSS will provide better image quality, and much more performance out of GeForce RTX graphics cards -- bringing Battlefield 2042 to the same level as Call of Duty: Warzone with is performance-boosting DLSS support.
The other Battlefield 2042 partners that EA DICE announced include:
- The Official Battlefield 2042 PC Graphics Platform Partner - NVIDIA: EA and DICE's partnership with NVIDIA ensures the ultimate PC experience powered by next-gen GeForce RTX gaming technologies, the AI-powered performance boost of NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex's low latency mode.
- The Official Battlefield 2042 Console Partner - Xbox: EA and Xbox have partnered to make Xbox Series X|S the official consoles of the game.
- The Official Battlefield 2042 PC Peripherals Partner - Logitech: EA and Logitech will work together to ensure players have Logitech integration for their gear, including Logitech's LIGHTSYNC technology for peripherals and in-game audio presets with optimized EQ for Logitech headsets.
- The Official Battlefield 2042 Off-Road Vehicle Partner - Polaris: EA and Polaris have partnered to bring players the opportunity to operate authentic Polaris vehicles in the game, starting with the Polaris Sportsman ATV.
- The Official Battlefield 2042 Gaming Storage Partner - WD_BLACK: EA and Western Digital's WD_BLACK brand are committed to ensuring gamers have the best possible gaming experience for its vast new world of immersive and realistic maps, and dynamic game play.
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