Electronic Arts announced the next Battlefield (presumably BF 6) and the first Mobile version of the franchise in a blogpost. The next major title is still scheduled for the holiday season of 2021. EA put a record amount of studios on the development of Battlefield 6. And apparently, development is coming along quite nicely already! Here’s everything we know so far.
Battlefield 6 reveal coming soon
EA announces a lot of information for the coming months, though the blogpost already shed some light on a few details. For starters, BF6 is under development by the biggest team in the history of the franchise. DICE (LA and Sweden), EA Gothenburg and Criterion combined their strengths for the upcoming Battlefield.
Furthermore, the game will release on PC and console, which is a surprise to no one. EA doesn’t reveal which consoles get a new Battlefield, but they do mention all the upcoming destruction will be “brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PC’s”. It would be quite surprising to see one of the biggest shooter franchises not releasing on older hardware, but we can’t say for sure.
Lastly on Battlefield 6, the team is apparently already doing ‘daily playtesting’ of the game. That suggests that Battlefield 6 is quite far along in it’s development cycle. “It has everything we love about Battlefield– and takes all of it to the next level. Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before,” DICE-manager Oskar Gabrielson promises.
Besides the main franchise, DICE is also working on Battlefield Mobile, stated for 2022. This is what they have to say about the upcoming mobile game, developed by Industrial Toys:
Make no mistake, this is a standalone game. A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform. It’s being built from the ground up by iToys to make Battlefield-on-the-go a reality and you can expect a fully-fledged, skill-based experience.
Stay tuned as DICE and EA reveal more on Battlefield 6 and BF Mobile in the coming weeks and months. And if you’re not satisfied yet, leaks suggest Battlefield is said to a modern-day setting, with the gameplay reveal planned in May. There, that’s all we got for now! Only on Game Enthusiast.