Next Battlefield Game Coming In 2021, More Details Revealed

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It has been a while since we have received a new Battlefield game. The most recent entry in the long-running franchise was released back in 2018, and didn’t exactly receive the reception it was hoping for. Maybe that’s why EA has decided to put extra effort this time around to bring new life to the franchise.

EA recently confirmed in yesterday’s investor's call that their next Battlefield isn’t that far away. The new Battlefield will launch during Holiday 2021 (competing with that year’s Call of Duty). EA also claimed that the new Battlefield is going to be massive. with a ‘never-before-seen scale’. What this actually means is yet to be seen. Will we finally have campaign missions with 100 AIs on both sides? Guess we will know in spring, which is when the game will be revealed to the public.

“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale," EA said during the call. "The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a truly next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on playtesting underway internally." EA further said that they will reveal "a lot more about the game in the spring.”

EA CEO Andrew Wilson also talked more about the Battlefield game's development cycle and why it took more time than usual. “We have rallied that entire studio [DICE] around the development of Battlefield specifically. We've given them an extra year of development ... to ensure that they can, in fact, build a true next-gen vision around that game,” Wilson said. “DICE is one of the most talented studios on the planet, and we've been able to add leadership from our EA Sports business in David Rutter who understands both live services and the rigor of development. We've brought in talent from across the industry who have really bolstered our belief and our confidence in our ability to launch that game next year, so lots more to come in the next couple of months.” You can read the complete transcript over here.

So what do you think? Are you excited about Battlefield 2021? Which time period do you think the game will be set in? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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