A brand new Battlefield (probably referred to as Battlefield 6) is in improvement at EA Cube and it is set to reach on PS5, Xbox Sequence X and PC in “Vacation 2021” (so someday between October and December).
We do not know an entire lot about Battlefield 6 but, however EA has teased that the brand new Battlefield will likely be a “true next-gen imaginative and prescient for the franchise” and boasts “never-before-seen scale,” with rumors pointing to potential 128-player maps and a modern-day setting.
EA has stated we’ll be taught extra concerning the new Battlefield within the subsequent few months, however what can we anticipate from the most recent entry within the veteran FPS collection? Learn on for every thing we all know to this point about Battlefield 6.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? The subsequent installment within the Battlefield sport collection
- When can I play it? “Vacation 2021” (between October and December)
- What can I play it on? PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S and PC confirmed
Battlefield 6 launch date
Battlefield 6 is because of launch “Vacation 2021” for PS5, Xbox Sequence X and PC. This launch window was confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson in an earnings call in November 2020.
“The subsequent Battlefield is ready to launch in vacation 2021, and we’re excited to share much more concerning the sport within the spring,” Wilson stated throughout the name. Which means we are able to anticipate the sport to launch between October and December this 12 months, with extra information to return someday between March and Might.
Nonetheless, with the Covid-19 pandemic nonetheless ongoing, it is attainable we may see this launch date delayed.
Battlefield 6 trailers
Whereas EA Cube hasn’t launched any Battlefield 6 trailers but, the upcoming Battlefield was featured in a tech trailer throughout EA Play 2020. We solely caught a glimpse of some “work in progress” footage, which confirmed facial animations and numerous troopers working into battle.
“We’re creating epic battles at a scale and constancy not like something you have skilled earlier than”, EA’s chief studios officer Laura Miele stated throughout the video. It is probably not a lot to go on, nevertheless it suggests Cube plans to make the most of the facility of the brand new consoles to its utmost. Test it out for your self under:
Battlefield 6 information and rumors
It may very well be cross-gen, characteristic 128-player maps and be set within the trendy period
Agency particulars on Battlefield 6 could also be skinny on the bottom, however a report by leaker TheLongSensation (AKA Tom Henderson) might give us some thought of what to anticipate from the subsequent Battlefield sport.
In line with a video by Henderson (by way of VGC), Battlefield 6 will likely be a “tender reboot” of Battlefield 3, set within the trendy period. The brand new Battlefield is allegedly additionally set to return to PS4 and Xbox One, along with the already-confirmed launch on Xbox Series X and PS5.
What’s extra, Henderson claims that developer Cube has designed some maps with 128 gamers in thoughts – a quantity made attainable by the facility of newest-gen consoles. The leaker claims that whereas these 128-player maps will likely be obtainable, his sources have clarified that Battlefield’s 32 v 32 commonplace sport modes (64 gamers) will nonetheless be obtainable, with gamers having the choice to partake in sport modes with the next participant depend.
Sadly, in line with Henderson, these 128-player maps will not be obtainable on last-gen consoles. As well as, PS4 and Xbox One gamers will even see visible downgrades from the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X variations, and restricted destruction.
Regardless of this, Henderson claims that his sources have stated that there is a separate a part of the studio engaged on these last-gen variations and gamers “should not be nervous.”
The leaker additionally says that EA Cube has had a Battlefield Battle Royale within the works at some stage, with the studio desirous to create their very own model of Activision’s profitable Name of Responsibility Warzone. Nonetheless, it stays unclear as as to if it’s nonetheless growing this.
It is at all times price taking leaks with a pinch of salt, however Henderson has beforehand been correct, together with his declare that Battlefield 6 will likely be set within the trendy period corroborated by VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb.
Battlefield 3, which apparently is a significant affect on Battlefield 6, was set throughout the fictional Conflict of 2014 – so we’re anticipating, if Cube is aiming for a contemporary period, that we’ll be one thing a bit extra updated.
We’ll discover out extra quickly
Throughout an earnings name in November 2020, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed that extra info on Battlefield 6 will likely be revealed “within the Spring”, which implies we’ll doubtless hear extra official data between March and Might 2021. In fact, we may hear extra rumors earlier than that.
The ability of the PS5 and Xbox Sequence X is essential to its improvement
Throughout the November 2020 earnings name, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed the facility of the brand new PS5 and Xbox Sequence X is permitting the staff to make the brand new Battlefield “with never-before-seen scale.
“The technical developments of the brand new consoles are permitting the staff to ship on a real next-gen imaginative and prescient for the franchise,” Wilson stated.