A new Battlefield (possibly known as Battlefield 6) is under development at EA Dice and is set to arrive on “Holiday 2021” (henceforth between October and December) on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC.
At this stage of development the details on Battlefield 6 remain thin on the ground, but the EA has pursued that the new Battlefield will be a “true news-vision for the franchise” and has a “never-to-be-seen scale” featuring rumors. Possible 128-player maps and modern-setting.
“We’ll learn more about the new battlefield in the next few months, but we’ve managed to pull together everything we know about the upcoming entry for the PF FPS series for you,” EA said. So, read on for all we know about Battlefield 6.
Come to the point
- What is this The next installment of the Battlefield game series
- When can I play it? “Holiday 2021” (between October and December)
- What can I play on it? PS5, Xbox Series X / S and PC confirmed
Battlefield 6 release date
“Holiday 2021” is set to be released for Battlefield 6 PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. This release window was confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a November 2020 earnings call.
“The next Battlefield holiday is set to begin in 2021, and we’re excited to share a lot about the spring game,” Willis said during the call. That means we can expect the game to be released between this year and October and December, with some news coming between March and May.
Although the Covid-19 epidemic is still ongoing, it is possible that we may see a delay in the release date.
Battlefield 6 trailers
While EA Dice has yet to release any Battlefield 6 trailers, the next Battlefield EA Play was featured in a tech trailer during 2020. We just caught a glimpse of some “work in progress” footage, featuring facial animations and a large number. Soldiers fleeing the battle.
From the short glimpses we’ve seen, it looks like the face animation will be more realistic than before and we’ll see the round battles get bigger this time around – probably with more players (according to rumors).
“Contrary to what you’ve experienced before, we’re creating epic battles,” Laura Mile, EA’s chief studio officer, said during the video. It may not be much of a move forward, but it does suggest that Dice plans to make the most of the power of the new console. Check it out for yourself below:
Battlefield 6 News and Rumors
It can be cross-gen, feature 128-player maps and can be set in the modern era
The solid details on Battlefield 6 may be thin on the ground, but the Liquor Thelong Sensation (AKA Tom Henderson) report may give us some idea of what to expect from the upcoming Battlefield game.
According to Henderson (via VGC) video, Battlefield 6 will be a “soft reboot” of Battlefield 3 set in the era. The new Battlefield is also reportedly set to arrive on the PS4 and Xbox One, in addition to the previously confirmed release on the Xbox Series X and PS5.
In addition, Henderson claims that developer Dice has created some maps with 128 players in mind – a volume made possible by the power of the new-gen console. Liquor claims that when these 128-player maps become available, their sources make it clear that Battlefield’s 32V32 standard game modes (players 64 players) will still be available, with players having the option to participate in game modes with a higher player count. .
Unfortunately, according to Henderson, these 128-player maps will not be available on the last-gen console. In addition, PS4 and Xbox One players will see visual downgrades and limited destruction from the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions.
Despite this, Henderson claims that his sources said this is a separate part of the studio working on last-gen versions and players “should not worry.”
Liquor also says that EA Dice has had Battlefield Battle Royale at work at some point, with the desire to create its own version of Studio Activation’s successful Call of Duty Warzone. However, it remains unclear whether this is still developing.
It’s always worth taking leaks with a pinch of salt, but Henderson is previously correct with his claim that Batfield 6 will be set in the modern era presented by VentureBet journalist Jeff Grubb.
Battlefield 3, which is obviously a big influence on Battlefield 6, was set up during the Fictional War of 2014 – so we expect, if Dice aims for the modern era, we’ll look at something a little more to date.
We’ll find out soon
During an earnings call in November 2020, EA CEO Andrew Wills confirmed that more information on Batfield 6 would be released “in the spring”, meaning we would hear more official information between March and May 2021. Of course, more rumors before we can hear.
The power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X is key to its development
During the November 2020 earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson unveiled the power of the new PS5 and allowed the Xbox Series X team to create a “new battlefield” never before seen.
The technological advancement of the new console is allowing the team to adopt a true next-generation vision for the franchise, Wilson said.
Battlefield 6: What we want to see
Free Battle Royale mode
If the dice Is Working on Battlefield Battle Royale in the same vein as Wartzone, then we hope it’s a free solo game like Wartzone. Battlefield 5 includes Firestorm mode, which was essentially Battle Royale mode, as players watched it gradually get smaller and smaller as it fought in a play zone surrounded by a ring of fire.
The point with Firestorm was that it is a mode inside Battlefield 5, so to play the mode you have to buy the full Battlefield 5 game. We hope that this time around, Dice will offer a free-to-play Bat Royal mode that can stand apart from the main game, such as how Activ activation has done with Call of Duty: Warzone.
Again, it is rumored that this will happen – rumored with 128-player maps – but we hope it be fruitful. Battlefield’s 32 vs 32 player maps are great and all, but more players will actually see these battles become epic.
Battlefield 5 lacks this important feature, meaning it can’t play with PS4, Xbox One and PC players. We hope that Battlefield 6 will bring cross-play, letting everyone play together – no matter what platform they are on.
Too many modes at launch
In our Battlefield 5 review, our biggest problem was that not many modes were available at the time of launch – including the launch – so the game felt a little boney. We hope Battlefield 6 takes this issue into account and gives us plenty to jump straight into the bat.
While you can use Dolby Atoms with games that do not support it, it is undoubtedly better when games are developed with Atoms in mind. We think Dolby Atmos support for Battlefield 6 on PC and Xbox Series X (PS5 doesn’t support it) will help immerse us in action – and that sounds incredible.
Playing online is the best and all, but we would love the option of playing Battlefield offline flying multiplayer, so we players can mess with friends without the interference of online players.