A new Battlefield game (possibly called Battlefield 6) is under development in EA Dice and is scheduled to arrive for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC for “Holiday 2021” (sometime between October and December).
Details about Battlefield 6 are still weak on the ground at this point in development, but EA scoffed that the new Battlefield would be a “true vision for the next generation of the franchise” and boast of an “unprecedented scale”, with rumors indicating potential 128-player maps and settings The modern era.
EA said we’ll learn more about the new Battlefield in the next few months, but we’ve pulled together everything we know about the next entry in the veteran FPS series for you here. So, read everything we know so far about Battlefield 6.
Cut to hunt
- What is that? The next installment in the Battlefield series of games
- When can I play? “Holiday 2021” (between October and December)
- What can I play on? PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC are confirmed
Battlefield 6 release date
Battlefield 6 “Holiday 2021” is scheduled to be released for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. This release window is confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson on file Profits call In November 2020.
“The next Battlefield is set to launch in the holiday 2021, and we’re excited to share more about the game in the spring,” Wilson said during the call. This means that we can expect the game to launch between October and December of this year, with more news coming out sometime between March and May.
However, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it is possible to see this release date postponed.
Battlefield 6 trailers
Although EA Dice hasn’t released any Battlefield 6 trailer yet, the upcoming Battlefield was shown in a tech trailer during EA Play 2020. We just got a glimpse of some of the “work in progress” footage, which featured facial animations and a large number Who runs the soldiers in battle.
From the brief glimpses we’ve seen, it looks like the face animation will be more realistic than before and that we’ll see the battlefields expand this time – perhaps with more players (as rumored).
“We are creating epic fights of scale and fidelity unlike anything I’ve encountered before,” said Laura Milley, chief studio officer at EA, during the video. There might not be much to go about, but he suggests Dice’s plans to take advantage of the power of the new consoles to the full. Check it out for yourself below:
Battlefield 6 news and rumors
It can be cross-generational, features 128 player maps and can be set into the modern era
Firm details about Battlefield 6 may be weak on the ground, but a report from TheLongSensation (AKA Tom Henderson) might give us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming Battlefield game.
According to a video by Henderson (trans VGC), Battlefield 6 will be an “easy reboot” of Battlefield 3, set in the modern era. A new Battlefield is also alleged to be coming PS4 And the Xbox One, In addition to the already confirmed version in Xbox X Series And the PS5.
What’s more, Henderson claims that developer Dice designed some of the maps with 128 players in mind – a size made possible thanks to the power of the newer consoles. The leak claims that while these 128-player maps will be available, its sources have indicated that Battlefield’s standard 32v 32 game modes (64 players) will still be available, with the option for players to participate in the game modes with more players. .
Unfortunately, according to Henderson, these 128-player maps will not be available on last-generation consoles. Additionally, PS4 and Xbox One players will also see visible drops from the PS5 and Xbox Series X releases, and limited damage.
Despite this, Henderson claims his sources said that a separate portion of the studio is working on last-generation releases and players shouldn’t have to worry.
The leak also says that EA Dice has had a Battlefield Battle Royale at some point, with the studio wanting to create their own version of Activision’s hit Call of Duty Warzone. However, it remains unclear if she is still developing this.
It’s always worth taking leaks with a pinch of salt, but Henderson has been scrupulous in the past, with his claim that Battlefield 6 will take place in the modern era. Endorsed by VentureBeat reporter Jeff Group.
Battlefield 3, which appears to have a major impact on Battlefield 6, was set during the fictional war of 2014 – so we’d expect, if Dice is aiming for a modern era, we’ll look at something a little more history.
We’ll find out more soon
During a November 2020 earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that more information about Battlefield 6 will be revealed “in the spring,” which means that we will likely hear more official information between March and May 2021. Of course, we can hear more. Rumors before that.
The power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X is key to its development
During the November 2020 earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that the power of the new PS5 and Xbox Series X allows the team to create the new Battlefield “on a scale never seen before.”
“Technical advances in the new consoles allow the team to provide true insight into the next generation of the series,” said Wilson.
Battlefield 6: What we want to see
Free Battle Royale mode
If the dice is being Work on the battlefield Battle royale In a similar context to War zoneSo hopefully it’s a free indie game like Warzone. Battlefield 5 included a Firestorm that was essentially a battle royale mode, in which players are seen fighting in a playing area surrounded by a ring of fire that is gradually getting smaller and smaller.
Firestorm’s problem was that it was a mode inside Battlefield 5 so to run the mode you had to purchase the full Battlefield 5 game. Hopefully this time Dice will introduce a free battle royale mode that can sit separately from the main game, like what Activision did with Call of Duty: Warzone.
Again, this is rumored to be the case – with rumors of 128-player maps – but we hope it pays off. Battlefield’s 32 vs 32 player maps are great all, but more players will see these battles become truly epic.
Battlefield 5 lacked this important feature, which means PS4, Xbox One, and PC players can’t play together. We hope Battlefield 6 brings cross-play, allowing everyone to play together – regardless of the platform they’re on.
Lots of situations at launch
In our area Battlefield 5 reviewOne of our biggest problems was that there weren’t many modes available at launch – including the training range – which made the game look just as bony. We hope Battlefield 6 addresses this issue and gives us a lot to jump right off the bat.
While you can use Dolby Atmos with games that don’t support it, it’s undoubtedly best when games are developed with Atmos in mind. We feel Dolby Atmos support for Battlefield 6 on PC and Xbox Series X (not supported by PS5) will help us immerse ourselves in the action – and incredible sound.
Online gameplay is great and everything, but we love the option to play Battlefield multiplayer offline, so we can mess around with friends without online players’ interference.