Battlefield 2021: Release Date, Time Period, Maps, Gameplay Modes, Price and more
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Battlefield 2021: Release Date, Time Period, Maps, Gameplay Modes, Price and more

Lloyd Coombes
2 May 2020

Battlefield 5 may not have set the world on fire, but the series is almost certainly going to continue.

Battlefield V's summer update is coming, and DICE has confirmed that it'll be the last content drop that the first-person shoot receives – not bad for a game that launched in 2018.

With the PS5 and Xbox Series X on the horizon, it feels certain that the franchise will continue onwards, despite Battlefield V failing to offer much in the way of critical or commercial success.

Assuming that another title could arrive as early as next year, here's all we know so far.

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Battlefield 6 Still On Track For 2021 - 28th May

Battlefield 6 is coming to the next generation of consoles when it launches next year and more details are on their way shortly.

Official PlayStation Magazine, lists Battlefield 6 on a list of confirmed titles for the PlayStation 5, alongside other EA games such as Dragon Age 4 and The Sims 5.

EA has suggested progress is going well and no hiccups or delays are expected.

Battlefield 2021 Setting

Put simply, we know very little about the game at this stage. It seems a safe bet to assume it'll be a first-person shooter with both single and multiplayer modes.

There's also no real precedent as to the game's naming conventions and when it'll be set. For example, Battlefield V was set during World War 2, but the game before it (Battlefield 1) was set in World War 1.

 

A return to modern combat could be long overdue, with the last present-day entry, Battlefield 4, being a launch game for the current console generation.

In a statement to IGN, EA assured that fans will “be getting a new DICE Battlefield game next year: ‘Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.’”

Of course, there's always the possibility the next entry won't be a mainline entry and could be another instalment of the popular Bad Company subfranchise. These offer more light-hearted campaigns set in the present day, while still offering a full multiplayer suite.

For now, rumours are circulating that the game could return to Modern times. Other murmurs are suggesting a return to Vietnam is on the cards - a very popular DLC that arrived in Bad Company 2.

 

Release Date

The game is set to launch in 2021. With EA Play occurring in June, we will hopefully get more information about a release date.

The game will arrive on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC at launch. The games will more than likely be made available for the current generation of consoles (Xbox One and PS4).

 

EA Play

EA Play is on 11 June and will begin at 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 12am BST (on 12 June).

Most Battlefield games are presented to the world around Summertime when E3 is on - however, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this isn't possible.

But with EA's dedicated show taking place, we're expecting at least a trailer that will hopefully confirm a launch month and the setting of the new game.

Price

Expect the game to launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as PC as a fully priced retail title – so likely around £50 - £60.

What's Next?

With Battlefield V receiving no new content after Chapter 7, devs will focus on whatever they're working on next as well as keeping Battlefield V going in other ways.

With a focus on anti-cheat solutions, community match types, and friendly DICE-supported play sessions, Battlefield V isn't going anywhere yet – until the inevitable sixth instalment that is.

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