Last November, Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, presented at a financial conference Battlefield 6 as the episode with the biggest battlegrounds of the license. A real next-gen vision, on a scale never seen and scheduled for release in 2021. This is to say if we ultimately know little about the next episode of the famous license.
A new leak from Tom Henderson, renowned for his reliability and his many revelations on the Call of Duty franchise , today brings us possible information on the new DICE FPS. Obviously, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt.
After discussing the possibility of 128-player matches last year, he now talks about the fact that Battlefield 6 would be a cross-gen title coming out in 2021 across all possible media (excluding Switch), but that shouldn’t scare away fans. players however. Indeed, another studio would work in parallel on the Xbox One and PS4 version, thus making it possible not to handicap the next gen version with the limitations specific to old consoles. The 64 player mode would remain the heart of the series’ gameplay, but the Xbox Series, PC and PS5 versions would still accommodate larger maps, with twice as many players and above all with a more advanced destruction engine.
The context of this episode also seems to become clearer, Henderson speaking of a modern setting. Jeffrey Gurb, journalist for the GamesBeat.com site, has also confirmed the information. It would even be a “soft reboot” of Battlefield 3 , using the same framework of operations. But no, unfortunately that wouldn’t be a Bad Company 3 , as many of you claim!
Finally, a Battle Royal mode would be considered, but the internal sources of the leaker could not say where this project was. Despite the failure of the Firestorm mode of Battlefield 5, we can understand that the mode is still considered in the free mode of the competitor Modern Warfare is a great success.
As announced last November, EA will give more information about this Battlefield 6 “in the spring” of this year. Still a few months of waiting, dreaming of gigantic battlefields, of razing buildings at the controls of his T90, while shouting orders to a squad which does as it pleases!