First-person shooter fans have been treated to new information about the upcoming Battlefield game.
While the development of Battlefield 6 hasn’t exactly been a mystery, EA has shed more light on the upcoming game.
If the reports are to be believed, Battlefield 6 could be one of the first must-have games for 2021.
That’s based on comments made by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, who confirmed plans to fully unveil the game next spring.
“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never before seen scale,” Wilson told investors.
“The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the teams to deliver a true next-gen vision for the franchise.”
According to Wilson, hands-on playtesting has already started ahead of the game’s holiday 2021 release date on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
“We have hands-on play tests underway and the team has been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community. The next Battlefield is set to launch in holiday 2021 and we’re excited to share a lot more about the game in the spring.”
After recently focusing on WW1 and WW2, previous reports have suggested Battlefield 6 will take place in a modern setting.
And based on comments made by industry insider Tom Henderson, the game may even support 64-vs-64 multiplayer.
“Battlefield news; Maps have been designed with 128+ players in mind. But 32 vs 32 will also be a standard playlist,” Henderson tweeted back in August.
After one fan pointed out that Battlefield 5 struggled with 64-person multiplayer, Henderson replied: “I agree. But they have been designed with those player counts in mind. It doesn’t necessarily mean 64vs64 is coming. The core game is still 32vs32.”
Battlefield multiplayer has always been pretty chaotic, so the thought of 128-person matches is as titillating as it is terrifying.
Battlefield 5, meanwhile, is about to join Xbox Games Pass for Series X and Xbox One.
Game releases previously available as part of EA Play will join Microsoft’s subscription service from November 10 – which is the same day the next-gen Xbox consoles make their debut.
In addition to Battlefield 5, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to download and play other EA games such as Battlefield 1, Rocket Arena, Anthem and Burnout Paradise Remastered.
It also includes plenty of Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games such as Black, Dead Space, Mass Effect and Dragon Age Origins.