Battlefield 6 has been tipped for an official reveal sometime during May.
That’s according to credited news sleuth Jeff Grub of GamesBeat, who said in a live stream on Friday that he understood Electronic Arts was targeting a reveal ahead of a planned E3 digital show in June.
Asked by a viewer when the next Battlefield would be announced, Grubb replied: “May.” He added: “Things are still fluid. They haven’t announced anything publicly yet. But my understanding is that they’re probably looking at May.”
Electronic Arts said in January that DICE was “way ahead” of schedule with Battlefield 6 development and that it would reveal the game sometime during spring.
“Our next Battlefield experience will mark a return to all out military warfare,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson commented during the company’s third quarter earnings call.
“The game takes full advantage of the power of next generation platforms to bring massive immersive battles to life with more players than ever before.
“Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next edition of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level.”
The most recent series entry, 2018’s Battlefield V, included a battle royale mode called Firestorm, and it’s been suggested the series could return to the genre following the success of Call of Duty: Warzone, which has attracted over 85 million players since its release in March 2020.
During EA’s recent earnings call, possibly with a nod to Warzone, an analyst asked the company about FPS games using free-to-play modes to “expand the top funnel” and whether the company had any ambitions to do something similar with Battlefield.
“On Battlefield, we don’t have anything more to share at this point other than we believe it’s going to usher in a new generation for Battlefield games and Battlefield fans benefitting from the full power of next-gen platforms,” EA boss Wilson responded.
“And you should imagine that we’re looking across all forms of the experience to ensure that this is exactly the game that Battlefield fans want to play and the game that we believe will drive growth in the Battlefield franchise.”
Battlefield 6 is set to be released for consoles and PC during the 2021 holiday season.