EA DICE Confirms New Battlefield 6 Game Will Release In 2021
EA and DICE have confirmed that ‘Battlefield 6’ is on its way and will be sat on store shelves sooner than you might think. Next-gen Battlefield 6 coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. DICE, EA’s developer, are apparently placing the final touches to remastered versions of Star Wars Battlefront II and Battlefield V. Therefore, with the fifth remastered instalment of Battlefield yet to be released, it demonstrates that EA is already thinking far into the future.
EA DICE, a popular video game developer, made some huge announcements in their recent blog post. The company reported that the Battle on Scarif update will release for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 tomorrow, April 29. This will be the penultimate update for the game. Apart from this, the release date of the next Battlefield is confirmed.
Given the Xbox Series X and PS5 are due to launch at the end of the year, one might think a new Battlefield game would be released earlier to coincide with the launch of the new consoles. But EA, DICE’s publisher, said it would be a little premature for it to do so.
There’s still no word on what type of setting the next Battlefield game will take place in. The games have already spanned World War I, the Second World War, modern times and Battlefield’s take on what future war settings might look like. We’d not be surprised to see the next Battlefield game stick with the World War II setting of Battlefield V, only with a tighter multiplayer experience and more varied maps and game modes; a battle royale mode is almost certainly likely.
But EA has said the next Battlefield game will tap into the power of the next-generation consoles, noting it will be “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms”. That’s likely to mean ray-tracing rendering on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, something Battlefield 5 had but wasn’t supported on the current console generation.
The EA developer confirmed that they are in fact currently working on the remastered edition of Battlefield V and they aim to complete their “vision” by completing the rejuvenated versions of the games previously mentioned.
Since its inception in 2002 with Battlefield 1942 for PC and Mac, the Battlefield franchise has enraptured fans with each iteration. From World War II to more modern settings and even a one-off title set in the future (Battlefield 2142 – 2006), the series has been a staple in the first-person shooter genre. For better or worse, each Battlefield title is one of the most popular games to release in its launch year, with gamers rushing to get their hands on the next installment to engage in some massive gunfights with other players. However, what many fans want is a Battlefield: Bad Company 3, as it has been 10 years since Bad Company 2’s release, and the only information released regarding a continuation of that series has been speculative at best.
As mentioned above, the new Battlefield game is seeming set to launch in 2021. As of right now, it’s unclear exactly which platforms it will support, but given the comments when it was first announced, and the fact that it typically launches for both Xbox and PlayStation consoles in addition to PC, support for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC seem like easy assumptions. Battlefield V is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.