It’s called Battlefield 2042 and there are robot dogs. The next multiplayer shooter from noted mud artists Dice will be set in a near future where global civilisation is in decline. Food shortages, unrest and climate change has collapsed nations everywhere, leaving refugee soldiers fighting for an embattled US or a tired Russia.
Importantly, some of those soldiers have wingsuits. Others have recon drones, or sentry turrets. They always seem to fight in battles totalling no more than 128 players, and they don’t mind having a barney in the path of a tornado. Dice revealed all this and more in a press show last week, during which they repeated several times that there won’t be a battle royale mode. Look, here’s all the details, plus a blustery trailer.