In an earnings call, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson officially announces Battlefield 6 for late 2021. Additionally, the next game in the popular shooter franchise gets an official reveal in the upcoming spring. Apart from those windows, Wilson also revealed a bunch of juicy details on the next Battlefield.
Development is ahead of schedule
According to the EA CEO, Battlefield 6 is in the final stages of production. Apparently development of the game is ahead of the internal milestones set by DICE and EA.
The game will take full advantage of next-gen consoles, Wilson explains. Besides fantastic graphics, that means something else. Leaks suggested immense 128-player battles, and theoretically next-gen consoles could churn out such large scale battles. Apparently 32v32 is still the ‘core game’ though, so we’ll have to see exactly what Battlefield 6 will bring us.
Here’s all the juicy statements combined (courtesy of BarvoIntel):
The game takes full advantage of the power of next generation platforms to bring massive immersive battles to life with more players than ever before. Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next edition of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level.
Battlefield 6 release date
The game will see it’s first trailer (along with the setting reveal) in the spring. Given that both Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V saw their reveals somewhere in May, that’s when we would bet we’ll finally see what the next Battlefield is going to be.
Battlefield 6 will release between October and December of 2021 and is expected to come out on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC. And of course, whenever new stuff about the game comes out, you’ll read it here on Game-Enthusiast.com. Or you can join us on our bustling Facebook page.