DICE Ends Battlefront 2 Updates Ahead of New Battlefield Game

EA says the new Battlefield game is coming sooner, rather than later, as Battlefield 5 and Battlefront 2 get some final big updates.

EA and DICE are gearing up for a brand-new Battlefield game set to launch next summer, according to IGN. Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Battlefield 5 are both getting their last content updates soon so the DICE team can concentrate resources on the new Battlefield game.

EA posted the Star Wars announcement on the Battlefront 2 website, though the Battlefield news comes from a statement EA gave to IGN.

The end of the statement is where EA mentions Battlefield: "Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021."

However, EA also confirmed it will continue supporting both titles through in-game events and the like. It's just the massive content updates that will stop:

The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games.

While the studio’s vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week’s The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community.

And that's basically all anyone outside DICE knows about the new Battlefield title. Seeing as it'll launch in 2021, it's probably safe to say the next Battlefield will be a next-gen or cross-gen game as well.

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launch this holiday season, and both Microsoft and Sony have repeatedly said cross-gen titles will be important moving forward.

The upcoming Battle on Scarif update for BF2 is a pretty big one, introducing a new map and putting The Age of Rebellion in Supremacy and Instant Action modes. There's the usual series of heroes, costumes, and other upgrades too, and you can check those out in full over on the Battlefront 2 website if you're interested.

The original story complete with EA's statement is over on IGN. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Battlefield news as it develops.

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Published Apr. 28th 2020

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