Battlefield 2142 Revive Project Brings Back EA’s Sci-Fi Shooter Years After Closure
Despite EA shutting down its servers in 2014, Battlefield 2142 still seems to have some life left in it as some passionate fans have brought back the game as part of the Battlefield 2142 Revive Project.
Battlefield 2142, a sci-fi shooter by DICE, was one of the many games which EA shutdown following the closure of game hosting service GameSpy but thanks to some hard working fans, everyone can enjoy the game once again until EA officially announces a sequel.
The Battlefield 2142 Revive Project was started just last week (at least on the surface) on 23rd September and since then, the game has experienced more than 1100 concurrent players enjoying the 64-player sci-fi battles of the game.
EA’s stance isn’t exactly clear on such moves made by fans. Typically, publishers tend to not allow fans projects like this Battlefield 2142 Revive Project as it can be considered “IP theft” and there have been instances where it has been used to make money off of fans who are interested in revisiting old games.
While EA had previously hinted that it hoped some loyal fans would keep old games alive in order to preserve the future of the franchise, there is still no telling whether an army of lawyers will descend down on the people responsible for Battlefield 2142 Revive Project.
Battlefield 2142 was released back in 2006 as the fourth title in the Battlefield franchise, and the first time the series went into a futuristic setting.
While EA hasn’t made any official announcement yet, there have been many rumors that indicate the next Battlefield game from DICE, after the release of Battlefield 1 and its DLCs, will be a sequel possibly titled Battlefield 2143 taking players back to the future.
While the player count of Battlefield 2142 Revive Project might have dropped a little bit since it started, it’s still pretty decent and hopefully will increase once the news of the project spreads.