Battlefield 6, which will just be titled "Battlefield" for those sweet style points, sounds like it will be a real humdinger of a game, presumably picking up the pieces of Battlefield 5's lacklustre reception. "We have rallied that entire studio [DICE] around the development of Battlefield specifically," said Andrew Wilson, CEO at Electronic Arts. "We've given them an extra year of development to ensure that they can, in fact, build a true next-gen vision around that game. DICE is one of the most talented studios on the planet, and we've been able to add leadership from our EA Sports business in David Rutter who understands both live services and the rigor of development."
"We've brought in talent from across the industry who have really bolstered our belief and our confidence in our ability to launch that game next year, so lots more to come in the next couple of months," he concluded. Exciting stuff, and apart from that snippet of "work in progress" footage shown during EA Play, the developer has been keeping the project under wraps for an explosive reveal. However, what they didn't account for were the industry insiders who are champing at the bit to reveal the deets. One of these leakers is Tom Henderson, someone who specialises in the series and has been bang on in the past.
Now, as with any rumour, we should consider it unconfirmed for the time being. In his latest video, Henderson claims that the rumoured Battlefield 3 remake is not arriving in the near future. His argument is that Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 6 will be too similar to release in tandem with each other, and EA would essentially be shooting itself in the foot attempting to support both games at the same time. Therefore, Battlefield 6 will launch in 2021 (if it isn't delayed by EA or DICE) and the teams will continue their work on Battlefield 3.
Well, it's important to bear in mind that Battlefield 6 will be drawing a lot from Battlefield 6, and it is rational to expect that EA would spread the two out to avoid these games dividing the player base. So, Henderson's claims seem to check out. EA has said that Battlefield 6 will offer "epic battles at a scale and fidelity unlike anything you've experienced before" using the technology of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and that'll be no small task. And, we know that the longer a game spends in development, the more it benefits from the work of the team (on the whole). We'll be happy to hold on for the shiny new Battlefield 3, after we've sunk our teeth into the mind-blowing gameplay experience of Battlefield 6. Everybody wins.
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