Video games have slowly become more and more skin to movies over the generations. I have seen discussions on gaming forums of old about Final Fantasy VII and how it resembled a movie, made only stronger by Square Enix’s stellar CGI cutscene work on those games. Over the years, as graphics have gotten better, the video game/cinema comparisons have only increased and EA and DICE’s move with Battlefield 2042 has only pushed that boat out further, by creating a short film titled “Exodus“. A thing to keep you occupied, while you’re not playing Battlefield 2042‘s Portal mode, or shooting a mix between players and bots in the multiplayer mode.
EA has already confirmed that Battlefield 2042 won’t be getting a single-player campaign. Exodus will largely serve the part of the story campaign, with the short film setting up the world of Battlefield 2042. Exodus will introduce players to the locations within the game through the eyes of an in-game journalist by the name of Kayvan Bechir. The short film will be premiering sooner than people may have thought, with the release date of August 12 falling only 10 days away on Thursday. Single-player campaigns have slowly been losing their luster over the recent years, for which you can probably blame the rise of online-centric multiplayer games/modes.
The standalone short film Exodus premieres August 12, 8am PDT / 5pm CEST.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) August 2, 2021
This does not mean that Battlefield 2042 is going to be short on content. Battlefield 2042 will launch with a new “Portal” mode that combines Halo’s custom games chaos with the energy that only a Battlefield game will provide. Defibrillators vs knives? Go for it! WW2 vs 2042? Sure, why not? It’s safe to say, given how wildly popular and creative Halo’s custom games got during its heyday, that we’ll see plenty of wild and varied ideas within Battlefield 2042‘s Portal mode.
What do you think of the decision to release “Exodus”? Will it, or Battlefield 2042‘s Portal mode, make up for the lack of a single-player campaign? Do you even really care about a single-player campaign anymore? Leave a comment down below with your thoughts.