Dice reveals roadmap for Battlefield 2042

Today: Life is Strange Remastered Collection is on the horizon — Explore the history of Xbox in Microsoft’s online museum — Amazon wants to adapt Mass Effect into a Prime show

DICE reveals Battlefield 2042’s road ahead

Battlefield 2042 logo

Battlefield 2042 has had a tumultuous launch so far, and judging by the latest update from DICE the developers are seemingly reluctant to diverge from its plan in order to meet player expectations.

“We’re carefully evaluating your desire to see legacy features return,” claims DICE, most likely referring to the complete lack of scoreboard, server browsing, and voice chat – all of which are traditional staples of the series.

  • A list of missing features compiled by a player
  • Players are not impressed with the Fortnite-like tone
  • Sniper rifles are better against armored vehicles than anti-tank weapons
  • Bullet spread system makes headshots essentially useless
  • Over 43,000 negative reviews on Steam

Updates: The second update is launching today, and the third is expected in early December. There might be one more update before the year's end, and the Season 1 content will be released early next year.

Wish list: DICE's current priorities are performance, server stability, gunplay, and game balance as well as progress systems for solo, co-op, and custom Battlefield Portal games.

Which of the following has not hosted You Don’t Know Jack?

a) Cookie Masterson
b) Nate Shapiro
c) Arnie Niekamp
d) Josh “Schmitty” Schmitstinstein

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

NEO: The World Ends with You did not meet Square Enix expectations

NEO: The World Ends with You gameplay montage

NEO: The World Ends With You may have garnered critical acclaim and pleased fans of the original game, but that didn't help the game meet Square Enix's sales expectations according to president Yosuke Matsuda.

Life is Strange: True Colors did better, and a Switch version is forthcoming alongside a Life is Strange Remastered Collection.

Old & new: “We are hoping for both titles to continue to sell well over the long term,” Matsuda said about Life is Strange. The World Ends With You originally launched for Nintendo DS in 2007 and was re-released for Switch as The World Ends With You Final Remix in 2018.

PC exclusivity: NEO: The World Ends With You launched on PlayStation 4 and Switch in July, and then on PC in September as an Epic Games Store exclusive. Perhaps sales will improve once it reaches Steam?

Explore history of Xbox in virtual museum

Inside the virtual Xbox Museum

Microsoft has launched the Xbox Museum as part of its Xbox 20th anniversary celebration, offering the opportunity to explore the past, present, and future of the platform's legacy.

You can also see your own personal history with Xbox and see how you have interacted with the different consoles throughout the years.

History buff: The Halo section of the museum has a giant Master Chief monument alongside several iconic vehicles from the series, as well as offering a deep dive into its history.

Inside scoop: You can also learn more about the business side of Xbox through visual and audio presentations of important contributors to the console as well as patents, concept art, and more.

Black Friday sales & Pay What You Want

Black Friday Sale banner

Black Friday is upon us and so is Humble Bundle's Black Friday Sale, which offers up to 80% off some big names.

The Choose Wisely Bundle is a pay-what-you-want bundle, with £7.37 bagging you all 7 items. The Black Friday RPG Bonanza offers 41 tabletop RPG ebooks for £18.45.

Which of the following has not hosted You Don’t Know Jack?

A screen from YDKJ's newest version: Full Stream on the Jackbox Party Pack 5.

ANSWER: Arnie Niekamp!

You Don't Know Jack has had plenty of hosts in its time, making it difficult to pick a clear favourite. Maybe you prefer longtime host Cookie Masterson, or perhaps you favour Nate Shapiro's short-lived stint. In any case, Arnie Niekamp has never hosted You Don't Know Jack.

Arnie Niekamp is actually a designer and writer at Jackbox games, and has worked on games for their party packs including Drawful, Weapons Drawn, Monster Seeking Monster, and Trivia Murder Party. He has also appeared in the improv podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern, where Jackbox crew members have made cameos. Maybe one of his games can make Thanksgiving weekend family time more bearable?

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!