EA: New Battlefield Will Take Full Advantage of Next-Gen Consoles
EA has spoken at length that a new Battlefield game will be released in 2021 with a reveal planned for Spring. Today during EA’s latest financial call, the company reaffirmed this timeline and says the next Battlefield game will take “full” advantage of next-gen platforms.
During the latest EA investor call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed the next Battlefield game will be released on holiday this year and a reveal is planned for Spring. During the Q&A portion, Wilson shared more details on the next Battlefield, short of a reveal.
When asked about the next Battlefield game, Wilson says it will utilize the “full power of next-gen platforms to ensure this is ‘exactly’ the game that Battlefield fans want to play.”
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Wilson also says that the next Battlefield will be a return to “full-out military warfare” and will support more players than ever before. The hope is for the next Battlefield game to pave the way for the series into the future.
A lot is riding on the next Battlefield game. Battlefield 5 was the last game in the series that EA released, and that was back in 2018. Reception to Battlefield 5 failed to meet expectations, and regular content updates for Battlefield 5 ended in 2020.
EA announced that it will take an extended time to develop a new Battlefield title, regularly citing a 2021 release window for the next series. During this time, EA has shifted its structure, moving Respawn’s Vince Zampella to lead DICE LA.
Check back in the spring when EA is expected to reveal the next Battlefield game officially.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.