The Next Battlefield Will Be "The Return of All Out Warfare"
We finally have some more information on the upcoming Battlefield game, thanks to a statement released by DICE from General Manager Oskar Gabrielson.
This update may not come with a gameplay reveal or new trailer, but it is still worth noting as it points to such a thing being shown to us soon, potentially.
Gabrielson said the next installment will be "a bold step" and that the game is currently being playtested. Though the game's target platforms weren't mentioned specifically, Gabrielson did say the next Battlefield, whether it's called Battlefield 6 or something different, will be "brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs."
2021 is an exciting time for us here at DICE. Working with more world-class development studios within Electronic Arts, we have our biggest team ever on a Battlefield game for console and PC.
Our friends at Criterion and DICE LA are working with us on our shared vision for the game, while the team in Gothenburg is taking technology in the game to the next level. Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021.
We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can. I can tell you it is a bold step. It has everything we love about Battlefield – and takes all of it to the next level. Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before. All brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.
Get ready for our reveal “soon"
Of course "soon" could mean a variety of things, but with June a little over a month away, "soon" could almost definitely mean E3, which wouldn't be uncommon for a Battlefield reveal as we've seen previous installments revealed at the summer event in the past. E3 will be from June 12 to June 15.
Though there are still many things we don't know about whatever the new Battlefield will be, such as when it will take place, exactly which consoles it will release on, if it will feature a battle royale mode, it's clear that Battlefield is expanding not just with this upcoming release but also with the announcement of a mobile game too.
The last time we got a new Battlefield game was with Battlefield V in 2018, which took the series back to World War II. In our review, we said, "Battlefield V goes through the motions, trodding a well-worn path that is all at once fun and adrenaline pumping but somehow still terribly rote."