Battlefield 2042, the next big AAA shooter from Electronic Arts and developer DICE, has been delayed. Luckily for eager fans, this isn’t a 2022 delay. Rather, just a few more weeks are being added to the allotted time with the game now targeted for a November 19, 2021 launch date.

The official statement was posted on various channels and feeds, and you can see it below as well:

This news should come as no surprise to anyone really, as it’s a similar story we’ve seen play out several times at this point. With the COVID-19 pandemic rattling on much longer than anyone expected, companies such as DICE still can’t safely return to the office, therefore still have to deal with the challenges of building a videogame remotely.

Related: Dying Light 2 Delayed to 2022

Games officially delayed this year include the likes of Dying Light 2, Horizon: Forbidden West, Ghostwire Tokyo and even the recently-released Deathloop (among many others). It’s likely we’ll see more delay announcements yet as we approach the holiday season.

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