- Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty: Vanguard will likely be released in the same month, due to delay of the Battlefield franchise
- According to DrDisRespect, the famous streamer, the delay puts pressure on CoD
- The streamer said that considering the close release date of the two titles, CoD will have to reach “a certain level of expectation,” or otherwise gamers may quickly turn to Battlefield
The launch of Battlefield 2042 was delayed to mid-November. During a recent stream, DrDisRespect, the famous American streamer revealed that the delay in the launch of Battlefield puts pressure on Call of Duty Vanguard, which is due to be released earlier in November. The streamer pointed out that in this case, CoD will have to raise the bar so it doesn’t “get boring real fast and then, boom, Battlefield comes out.”
Battlefield 2042 Delays Launch, Will It Impact CoD: Vanguard?
Last week, Battlefield 2042 developers announced that the launch of the long-anticipated shooter will be delayed. Initially planned for October, the launch of Battlefield 2042 was pushed until November 19, 2021. The developers noted that unexpected challenges brought by the pandemic resulted in the need for extra time for the finishing touches of the game. Undoubtedly, Battlefield fans wouldn't be particularly happy with that turn of events.
However, some consider that the delayed launch of Battlefield may turn out to be beneficial for the franchise. American video game streamer, DrDisRespect revealed during a live stream that the delay of Battlefield may put pressure on Call of Duty.
While streaming, DrDisRespect received a donation revealing the news about Battlefield's delay. During the stream, Timothy ‘TimTheTatman' Betar checked whether the delay was for real by going on Twitter and confirmed it is. Tim then said that the news is a “huge W” for CoD, however, DrDisRespect had a different point of view.
Call of Duty: Vanguard by Activision is expected to be released early in November this year. Although unofficial, the CoD franchise has been a long-term rival of the Battlefield franchise. Now, according to DrDisRespect, the shift in the release date of Battlefield 2042 puts pressure on Vanguard. He outlined that CoD will have to “meet a certain level of expectation.” If that doesn't happen, he said that the game may “get boring real fast and then, boom, Battlefield comes out.”
Whatever the case is, exciting months are ahead for both Call of Duty and Battlefield fans. But which franchise will gain the upper hand and skyrocket in popularity? There's no need for predictions, we will just have to wait and see.