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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta: Early Access Chaos

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: September 29, 2021 at 2:13 PM BST

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Battlefield 2042 Open Beta

The highly anticipated open beta for Battlefield 2042 is scheduled for October 8-9, 2021, offering players a preview of the game before its official launch. Subscribers to EA Play, included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gain early access on October 6. This head start allows them to explore new features and gameplay mechanics firsthand. The beta presents an exciting opportunity for gamers to test mechanics, weapons, and vehicles, and participate in large-scale battles, providing valuable feedback to developers. Battlefield 2042 promises an intense multiplayer experience, set in a near-future world plagued by climate disasters, with dynamic environments and new gameplay elements like mid-game vehicle summoning and a specialized class system.

Netflix Acquires Night School Studio

In a noteworthy move, Netflix has acquired Night School Studio, renowned for hits like Oxenfree and Afterparty, developed by talents from Telltale Games. This strategic step expands Netflix's gaming presence, aligning with their storytelling prowess seen in their TV shows. With Night School's knack for captivating narratives and unique gameplay, Netflix aims to create innovative gaming experiences. This move is poised to reshape the gaming landscape, potentially introducing a new era of narrative-focused games. The collaboration between Netflix's storytelling expertise and Night School's development skills holds promise for immersive gaming experiences ahead.

Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft has been experimenting with cloud gaming on Xbox consoles, enabling players to stream games directly from servers over the internet, eliminating the need for local downloads. This service grants access to a vast library of Xbox games, including titles from Xbox Game Pass, without consuming local storage space. However, the quality of the gaming experience depends on internet connectivity and server proximity, which can affect performance and graphical fidelity. Despite potential latency issues, cloud gaming presents advantages for users with lower-spec hardware, offering access to demanding games without costly upgrades. Yet, for gamers with high-performance setups, local downloads may still be preferred for optimal performance. Looking forward, cloud gaming holds the potential to revolutionize gaming, providing accessibility across various devices. As technology advances, streaming-based platforms may become more prevalent, shaping the future of gaming.

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I have been creating gaming content since August 2013, and went full-time in 2018. Since then, I have published hundreds of gaming news videos and articles. I have had a passion for gaming for more than 30 years!

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