Is this release in the BF series a do or die moment for the franchise? I would assume many of us older gamers that grew up playing the BF series would say that moment has already passed. There was a major drop off from BF1 to BF5 in terms of sales. Or was that a just period setting mistake by DICE? For those that played BF2, what was it about that game that later releases never quite re-captured? What were the great things from past releases that the last titles have not lived up to? I was a fan of 2142. And while totally different than BF2 it still held some of the "BF" feel to it. Why am I left with that impression after all these years? If 2042 is not well received and sales are poor, would EA just cut the cord for the franchise as the expense of a AAA game would not be justified? But let's assume this release is actually a good one and is well received by the player base? Where would DICE go from 2042? If anything I would hope that they learned we are getting tired of WWI and WWII titles. If 2042 is a success will DICE be forced to release 2242? Or do they try to play it safe and go with 2152? I just don't see where else they can take the franchise after 2042?