Battlefield 6 NEWS: Release Date, EA Play Announcement, Setting, Trailer, Rumours And More
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Battlefield 6 NEWS: Release Date, EA Play Announcement, Setting, Trailer, Rumours And More

Chris Trout
28 May 2020

Battlefield 6 is still on track to release on next-generation consoles - here's what we know!

Battlefield 6 will probably not release until 2021, but we can always hope for an earlier release date!

While we still wait for news on the upcoming Battlefield V summer update, this will sadly mean the end of the road for developer support for Battlefield V.

During EA Play 2020 last month, we got a sneak peek of a character but nothing more. 

With Call of Duty going from strength to strength, including a highly successful free-to-play battle royale mode (Warzone), a new title rumoured to be called Black Ops Cold War and the popular Call of Duty mobile game entering its seventh season, all eyes are upon DICE and EA to see if they have what it takes in this competitive FPS market. 

The PS5 and Xbox Series X will be perfect for Battlefield 6, hopefully these consoles will be able to capture the true Battlefield atmosphere!

Here's what we know about Battlefield 6.

Latest News

Teaser Coming? - 12th September

YouTuber JackFrags posted another video this week, highlighting some aspects of Battlefield V.

Niklas Astrand who is the senior designer for the Battlefield series replied to JackFrags tweet with the following note: "Tick tick tick..."

Along with the reply from one of the senior designers from Battlefield.

There was a massive clue within one of his latest videos.

One part during the video has the watch on the player's wrist and has both hands on the number six.

 

128+ Players Planned? - 13th August

According to longtime Battlefield insider Tom Henderson, the next game in the franchise has maps designed for more than 128 players, but 32 vs 32 will also be offered as a standard playlist.

Battlefield Account Changes Its Header Image - 11th June

Ok, it could mean nothing, but the official Battlefield Facebook account has changed its profile image to just the logo on a black background, as well as the header to a piece of Battlefield 4 key art.

Is this a hint at a modern-day setting? Time will tell.

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 experience.

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 rumours it may arrive around the November period.

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 revealed very little information about Battlefield 6. A short clip was shown at the end of the show depicting a detailed image of a soldier and a battlefield. However, the clip was simply utilised to display the capabilities of the next-gen consoles, rather than to tease the title.

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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