2016's Battlefield Will Return To Military-Style Roots

EA's CFO has already seen the game and it's shaping up to be a "fun, new Battlefield."

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2016's Battlefield game, which was announced last month, will see the franchise return to its military-focused roots which the series is best known for, unlike the cops-and-robbers Battlefield Hardline.

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen made the comment today during the 2014 UBS Global Technology Conference. He said he has already seen the game and it is shaping up to be a "fun, new Battlefield."

"That will be a return to a Battlefield military-style game; more to come on that," he said.

As for why EA is not annualizing the Battlefield series like Activision has done with Call of Duty, EA CEO Andrew Wilson explained last month that, "We want to give Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline players more time to enjoy these games and immerse themselves in a game, the live service, and the community."

The next core Battlefield game is March 2015's Battlefield Hardline. Though there will not be a new Battlefield title for holiday 2015, EA will release its new Star Wars: Battlefront game during that window. That game is in development at Battlefield developer DICE.

Jorgensen said today that he recently saw the game and is excited about how it's shaping up.

Further details on the next Battlefield game were not provided today. However, In a 2013 interview, DICE producer Patrick Bach teased that Battlefield 5 was already in development. He said the game will offer "More features. More extras. More destruction."

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