It’s been a long time coming but Battlefield is finally here to stay after being announced by EA today.
Right now, all anyone’s talking about is the epic Destruction of Verdansk event in Warzone. But with a new 1980s Verdansk map dropping today, it seems like the perfect time to distract attention away from the competition.
Or so EA must have thought when the company dropped its official announcement about not one but two new Battlefield titles.
Recently, we’ve had new leaks that suggest that Battlefield 6’s trailer release is imminent. Now, it seems that this claim was certainly correct.
Battlefield’s Official Announcement
After months of teases and leaks, Battlefield has been officially announced by EA in a new blog post.
Interrupting Activision’s ongoing event, the publisher promises it has “A LOT” to show us in the coming months. It appears that EA isn’t ready to show us the Battlefield trailer just yet, but it wants players to know some new details.
Firstly, the company confirms that the largest Battlefield development team ever is working on the upcoming title. And what’s more, the game is definitely coming to consoles and PC this Holiday season.
In fact, this new Battlefield leak reveals the game’s release date ahead of schedule!
“We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can,” Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager at DICE confirms. “I can tell you it is a bold step. It has everything we love about Battlefield – and takes all of it to the next level.”
“Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. Game-changing destruction. Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before”
It sounds like all the rumors are true about DICE’s upcoming project. In just the last few months we’ve had teases about environmental disasters ruining Battlefield maps.
We’ve heard about robot dogs assisting Battlefield soldiers in battle. And we’ve even seen a new leak suggest that Battlefield is only coming to next-gen consoles.
That final leak may in fact be legit, especially as the announcement states that the project is “brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.”
We’ll have to wait to hear more but from that phrasing, it’s very possible that DICE is abandoning the previous generation of consoles to take advantage of next-gen hardware.
Battlefield Mobile Game Announcement
On top of Battlefield’s official announcement, DICE also reveals a second project coming to mobile devices. According to the blog post, DICE is working closely with Industrial Toys to develop an entirely new Battlefield game for smartphones and tablets.
Battlefield’s mobile venture is entirely standalone, rather than being the same game releasing on other platforms. But the “full-fledged, skill-based experience” is now in testing ahead of a launch next year.
We’re definitely not sure what sort of Battlefield experience would be possible on mobile, but we can’t blame EA for trying it out. After all, mobile gaming is still a thriving industry with many gamers already owning a smartphone.
And when it comes to the console game, if you’re an Xbox fan you’re in luck. After all, this insider reveals that Battlefield should come to Xbox Game Pass on Day One!
Battlefield’s battle royale mode is already attracting streamers, even before its official announcement. And given that EA is delaying Need for Speed to work on the new Battlefield, we can tell it’s a priority.
It’s a shame that Battlefield’s trailer isn’t ready to drop right now but it sounds like it’ll be ready imminently. For now, we’ll enjoy the new Warzone map and wait for its competition to arrive.