The next Battlefield game (called Battlefield 6, as far as we know right now) is development. Besides, we can expect to see it hit consoles and PC in late 2021.
A new Battlefield 6 report has Call of Duty fans jealous. It’s March, and there’s been no word of Call of Duty 2021. Activision has confirmed the game is in development, but nothing suggests it will be revealed anytime soon. Meanwhile, EA didn’t announce the release date of Battlefield 6 this year. However, they showed off a slither of the game. Whatever we talked about, it far more than Activision has about the new COD. Today, the silence about the new COD continued while Battlefield players were treated to another update. Though this time, it’s an update of the unofficial variety.
Battlefield 6 release date
Battlefield 6 is due to release “Holiday 2021” for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed this release window in an earnings call in November 2020.
“The next Battlefield is set to launch in holiday 2021. Above all, we are excited to share a lot more about the game in the spring,” Wilson said. That means we can expect the game to release between October and December this year, with more news to come sometime between March and May.
Wilson reaffirmed a spring reveal and a holiday 2021 release early this year, saying, “We will reveal the game in the spring and deliver the defining Battlefield experience for our players in the 2021 holiday season.”
Battlefield 6 is making buzz
Why Call of duty fans are jealous
Over on YouTube, prominent industry insider Jeff Grubb has announced the new Battlefield game will come this May. This was when new Call of Duty games used to get revealed, but lately, they’ve gotten away from this window in favor of a window closer to launch. Further, if a new Call of Duty were about to be revealed in May, we’d be hearing A LOT more about it.
Unfortunately, Grubb doesn’t divulge much else of note, and he doesn’t expand upon this window with any specific date. However, Battlefield insider and industry leaker Tom Henderson did follow-up this news with a prediction of May 7, which sounds close enough based on the rumblings I’ve heard.
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All of that said, for now, take everything here with a grain of salt. While Grubb is one of the most reliable sources in the industry, it doesn’t change the fact that this is all information of the unofficial variety. Further, even if it’s completely accurate, it’s also subject to change. And in a year when a global pandemic is still having a major impact on game development, things are changing all the time.
Battlefield 6 news and rumors
Teasing the game’s location?
At the moment, we don’t know much about Battlefield 6 but some fans think EA has been teasing its setting and they think it might be Kazakhstan.
EA itself hasn’t revealed the setting for Battlefield 6, so we won’t know for sure until some official announcement is made, but this is a pretty good sign that fans are ready for that Spring to reveal.
“We have a great game and some incredible potential with this game. We’re playing to win; we’re playing to put a great Battlefield game out in the market,” by officials.
Battlefield 3, which apparently is a major influence on Battlefield 6, was set during the fictional War of 2014. So we’re expecting if Dice is aiming for a modern era, that we’ll be looking at something a bit more up to date.
The Bottom Line
In a statement to Polygon, EA chief studios officer Laura Miele explained that development on Battlefield 6 is going smoothly: “The team has been working incredibly hard, they pushed hard last year, and yes, we have been working from home, And it’s hard; it’s hard to make games from home, and the [EA DICE] team is fatigued a bit.”
However, it’s not all good news, as Criterion jumping on Battlefield 6 means they cannot work on the next Need for Speed project. As such, the next Need for Speed has been pushed back into 2022.
Above all, what do you think about Battlefield 6 and COD fans? have you ever played COD, or were you a PUBG player? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @9to5game to talk about all things gaming.