The subsequent Battlefield recreation will likely be out earlier than the top of 2021. We do not know proper now if it will be referred to as Battlefield 6 or one thing else, however we do have a couple of small particulars due to feedback EA has revamped the previous couple of years. The writer says that the size of the multiplayer battles is being elevated, for instance. They are saying one thing like that each time, however on this case we would really be speaking about a rise within the max participant rely. 64 has been the magic quantity since Battlefield 1942 launched all the best way again in 2002. Is it lastly time for a change?
If not in participant rely, we would see another transformations on this Battlefield. It would be a stretch to name Battlefield 5 a failure, nevertheless it hasn’t precisely been a triumph for EA and DICE, both. Its battle royale mode, Firestorm, did not take off, and proper now, Name of Obligation’s resurgence as a high FPS sequence on PC appears like the large story. EA will likely be in search of one thing of a comeback, and is perhaps keen to take some dangers to attain it.
We’ll know extra someday this spring, however till then, this is all the pieces we learn about Battlefield 6 proper now.
Battlefield 6 launch date
EA has set the Battlefield 6 launch date as “Vacation 2021.” Battlefield video games usually launch in late October or in November, in order that’s when to count on it. Whether or not or not it will really be referred to as Battlefield 6 is unknown, however we’ll proceed calling it that for the sake of simplicity.
Who’s making Battlefield 6?
Swedish developer DICE stays on the helm for the following Battlefield recreation, though offshoot studio DICE LA is engaged on one thing Battlefield-related, too—DICE LA senior design director Justin Wiebe said as much on Twitter just lately.
Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella (whose profession may be traced again to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and the unique Name of Obligation) is main DICE LA, and just lately mentioned that he needs to rebrand the studio to precise that it will make its personal video games sooner or later. That considerably contradicts the information that it is engaged on Battlefield, however perhaps it is multi-tasking. Proper now, we do not know whether or not the LA studio is engaged on the identical Battlefield as DICE HQ—a mode for it, perhaps—or if it is engaged on a unique Battlefield recreation.
Over in Sweden, Oskar Gabrielson continues to guide DICE as basic supervisor. He took that title in 2016, and has been managing DICE video games since 2012.
Will it have destructible buildings?
You do not make up a phrase like “levolution” after which abandon it similar to that. Based mostly on the tech demo video beneath—which is our solely glimpse on the subsequent Battlefield to this point—it appears clear that buildings will blow up much more dramatically than they do in Battlefield 5. At 57 seconds in, you’ll be able to see an workplace constructing crumble.
One other obvious glimpse on the subsequent Battlefield comes at about 1:50 within the video, the place we see an enormous untextured military operating throughout a grey aircraft after which a pair seconds of a smiling man. That is all we have seen of it to this point.
EA says it will have “never-before-seen scale”
Final 12 months, EA CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned that the following Battlefield can have “never-before-seen scale,” which might simply imply greater maps, however may imply extra gamers per map, up from the standard 64. (It might be doubled to 128, perhaps?)
As is frequent when a brand new console technology releases, it is their improved capabilities which have been cited because the bar that needed to be raised for the sequence to make a technical soar. “The technical developments of the brand new consoles are permitting the crew to ship on a real next-gen imaginative and prescient for the franchise,” mentioned Wilson.
Will snipers nonetheless spend the entire match mendacity on a hill?
Would it not be a Battlefield recreation in the event that they did not?
Will there be a battle royale mode?
Unknown. Battlefield 5’s Firestorm battle royale mode did not take off, so it is potential EA and DICE will lower their losses and stick with the usual Battlefield construction. That mentioned, it took Activision two tries to place out successful Name of Obligation battle royale recreation. The writer’s first try was the Blackout mode in Name of Obligation: Black Ops 4, which has been far outshined by Name of Obligation: Warzone—it helped that Warzone is free-to-play. May DICE go the identical route, releasing a brand new $60 Battlefield recreation together with a free-to-play battle royale tie-in? The chances aren’t horrible.
When will we study extra about Battlefield 6?
EA’s going to disclose the following Battlefield someday this spring. If earlier Battlefield bulletins are something to go by, we’ll get an announcement trailer someday round Might, after which see multiplayer gameplay throughout EA Play in June, the week of E3.