The hype for the next Battlefield title is extreme, and if this industry insider's notes are anything to go by, fans could be seeing an official reveal in only a few months time.
"Our upcoming Battlefield game is coming together to be an exceptional game, not just for this year but also for the future of this powerful brand," said Electronic Arts chief studios officer Laura Miele, adding that the title is "taking full advantage of the technology in the next-gen consoles" to deliver unprecedented advancements. "The team has done an incredible job despite the challenges of working from home. We want to build on our position of strength, focus on the opportunity in front of us, and set our game makers up for success to deliver the best experience possible to our players this fall."
Indeed, what we saw of Battlefield 6 in June 2020's EA Play Live showcase was very impressive, even in its rudimentary state. Miele continued to describe the experience of the game and claimed that it is "creating epic battles at a scale and fidelity unlike anything you've experienced before." Having said that, the team haven't been very forthcoming about the content of the game, letting rumours run rampant in the interim. Apparently, Battlefield 6 will be inspired by the moves made in Battlefield 3, boasting 128-player games and incredible destruction and physics. And, it will be set in an eastern European country, according to a teeny tiny set of coordinates found on a character's nose. Yes, seriously.
Thankfully, it appears that EA and DICE are gearing up for an actual reveal of the title, according to GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb. That's the same person that leaked the existence of the Mass Effect remasters, so he's got a reliable track record already. When asked by a viewer on a livestream whether he knew when the next Battlefield title would be shown off, Grubb replied "May." Less than eight weeks away? Well, we can work with that. "Things are still fluid," clarified the reporter. "They haven't announced anything publicly yet. But my understanding is that they're probably looking at May."
Fingers crossed. As aforementioned, schedules are likely to slide in the continued upheaval caused by the pandemic, and neither EA nor DICE have stated whether they are planning a reveal around this time. We'll keep you in the loop when we learn more.
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