Besides next-gen consoles and PC, Battlefield 6 (allegedly just called ‘Battlefield’) will also come out for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, EA confirmed during an earnings call. If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, this is huge news. For the game overall though, maybe not so much.
Battlefield 6 for Xbox One and Playstation 4
During an earnings call, Electronic Arts announced that the next generation Battlefield 6 releases for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 too, VideoGamesChronicle writes. “So yes, Battlefield will be available for both current-gen and next-gen as will our sports titles,” EA boss Andrew Wilson said. Of course, next-gen consoles and PC also get the newest Battlefield.
We’ll get a full reveal of the upcoming shooter in June, DICE and EA announced earlier in a Tweet seen below.
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— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 10, 2021
Messy launch incoming?
Though great news for owners of last-gen consoles, it might overall hurt the development of the game a bit. Just look at Cyberpunk 2077. That game clearly didn’t benefit from the fact that it had to squeeze next-gen gameplay and graphics out of 8-year old consoles.
Similarly, the devs promise that Battlefield 6 is truly next-gen in it’s scale and nature of destruction. And they’re able to do that “because of the increased processing power and memory and output of the new consoles.”
That’s not to say DICE is on the same collision course as CD Projekt Red. After all, Battlefield 4 blew players away on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One alike. So it can be done, given that BF4 is mostly loved by the community.
Battlefield 6 (or simply Battlefield) is slated to release during the holidays of 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Image credit Battlefield 4 header image: Electronic Arts / DICE