Battlefield 6 Reveal Coming This Spring, Will Support More Players Than Ever
The next Battlefield game is coming in Holiday 2021.
As part of Electronic Arts' earnings report, the company shared some details on the next Battlefield game. Management said the game will offer "all-out military warfare" and support more players than ever before for the Battlefield series.
The current player cap for Battlefield is 32 v 32, so presumably this new Battlefield game will offer something more. In the past, player-count has sometimes varied depending on platform. On Xbox 360 and PS3, for instance, it was a fraction of what it was on the newer consoles and PC. However, by early in the Xbox One and PS4 generation, it had reached parity on all systems.
EA also said the new Battlefield game will offer more player agency, but the company did not elaborate on what that means. The last few Battlefield games have been historical games. Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V took place in World War 1 and World War 2, respectively. Before that, Battlefield 3, 4, and Hardline were all set in the modern day, with Hardline focused on police operations instead of the military.
What's more, this new game is tracking ahead of EA's own internal milestones. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said the new game is scheduled to reach "feature complete" status faster than any other Battlefield game in franchise history.
This new game, whatever is ends up being called, is scheduled to be revealed in Spring 2021 before releasing in Holiday 2021. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said this new Battlefield game will take advantage of the "full power" of the PS5 and Xbox Series X as it attempts to usher in a new era for the Battlefield series.
Here are EA's full comments on the new Battlefield game:
"We're looking forward to sharing a lot more about our FY22 plan in the months ahead, including our next Battlefield experience, which will mark a return to all-out military warfare. The game takes full advantage of the power of next-generation platforms to bring massive and immersive battles to life with more players than ever before. Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next vision of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, and vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level. The team is focused, and the game is ahead of our internal milestones. We will reveal the game in the spring and deliver the defining Battlefield experience for our players in the 2021 holiday season."