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Battlefield 6 will apparently return the FPS franchise to a modern day setting, in a game that's said to take its inspiration from 2011's Battlefield 3. This information comes from industry insider Tom Henderson, and was later backed up by VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb.
Henderson responded to a fan of Battlefield 3 on Twitter, telling them they'll be a "happy bunny next year" (when the new game is expected to launch). Grubb then confirmed he'd heard similar info regarding the setting for Battlefield 6... right before teasing that he'd heard Call Of Duty 2020 will revive Black Ops IIII's Blackout battle royale mode.
Elaboration - I was simply referring to the setting and direction of the next Battlefield game, not a remaster. https://t.co/uKNOAKXBZ0
- Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson_) May 31, 2020
It should come as no real surprise that EA and developer DICE plan to bring the franchise back to modern day. 2016's Battlefield 1 took the shooter back to World War I, while 2018's Battlefield V was focused on World War II. It's been quite a while since Battlefield has taken place in a contemporary setting, and I'd imagine the success of 2019's Modern Warfare reboot convinced everyone involved with Battlefield 6 that it was the right move to make.
We shouldn't have too long to wait before we learn more about the new game. Just a few months ago, EA essentially confirmed that Battlefield 6 would be released in 2021, as DICE has already pretty much wrapped up work Star Wars Battlefront II and Battlefield V.
"The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games," an EA spokesperson said.
"While the studio's vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week's The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community. We're looking forward to hearing players' stories for both games, for years to come.
"Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we'll be bringing to players in 2021."
EA will be holding a digital event next week, on June 18th. Here, it's expected that the company will show off whatever games it has planned for the next year or so, including Battlefield 6. Mark your calendars.
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