New Battlefield confirmed for holiday season 2016

A new Battlefield is in the works and coming in 2016.

Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that a new Battlefield game is in the works and is set to be released sometime during the 2016 holiday season.

The announcementwas made by Blake Jorgensen, CFO of EA, during an investor call while discussing the future of their flagship titles. In response to a question by an investor, he stated,

"What we've said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles. This year, obviously, it's Star Wars Battlefront. Next year, it's another Battlefield title."

Adding to Jorgensen's response was Andrew P. Wilson, CEO of EA, who also stated,

"We have a new Battlefield experience coming in Q3 FY 2017 and another new Star Wars project being led by the dynamic creative team of Jade Raymond and Amy Hennig. These are just a few of the new experiences in development across our studios today."

Not much is known about the new Battlefield game but it has been speculated that the new game will return to its military setting.

News of a new Battlefield was first reported back in October by Wilson during a conference call. It was discussed the possibility of releasing a new Battlefield game sometime between 2016 and 2017.

Battlefield is a military-themed shooter series that is developed by DICE and published by EA. The series is well known for its multiplayer that features open world maps and has players focus on working in teams to complete an objective.

The last game in the series, Battlefield: Hardline, was released on March 17 and it was praised by critics along with fans.

Are you excited for a new Battlefield game? Let us know how you feel in the comment section. A transcrpit of the confrence call can be found here.

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Published Aug. 3rd 2015

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