EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirms a new Battlefield will be ready for Holiday 2021, and an official reveal will be on the way soon.
The next Battlefield has finally been confirmed, and the full reveal is coming soon. Battlefield is one of the more beloved multiplayer shooters; often going head-to-head with the likes of Call of Duty. The series has been on hiatus for a few years, but Battlefield is set to make a return this holiday season.
Battlefield V is the most recent game in the series to be released, and that first-person shooter launched back in 2018. For fans of the franchise, that is quite a long wait. In fact, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War rolling out recently, many believed that news of the next Battlefield needed to get ahead of Call of Duty 2021. Because of that, it is exciting that Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson announced during an earnings call that some Battlefield news is on the way.
Wilson promised a new Battlefield would be ready for this holiday season. As per usual with the franchise, the game will feature massive and immersive battles. On top of that, Wilson also said the game will allow for more players at a time than any game in the series before it, giving credence to the recent rumors that the next Battlefield would have a massive player count. Fans can expect a full reveal of Battlefield later this spring.
During earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson promises a new BATTLEFIELD this holiday season with massive, immersive battles — with more players than ever before. Says reveal will be coming this Spring. pic.twitter.com/lYZGNeixBK
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 2, 2021
There have been plenty of great Battlefield games, and for a stretch of time they were coming out with small development cycles every one to two years. While 2018’s Battlefield V received generally favorable reviews, the game was marred with matchmaking issues, challenge tracking problems, odd UI design choices, and a bevy of glitches. The fact that this new one will have had plenty of time in the oven should give it the chance to be special, which is assuredly what fans are hoping for.
Although rumors point to Battlefield 2021 not being Bad Company 3, there are plenty of fans who hope it will be. The Bad Company games did not sell anywhere nearly as well as the mainline games in the series, specifically Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, and Battlefield 1. Spin-off games like the Bad Company series and Battlefield: Hardline do not seem to put up the same sort of numbers. That being said, especially after a long hiatus, a big Battlefield game with the marketing behind it may sell well regardless. Fans should expect to find out what exactly this new game is all about in the coming months.
Battlefield 2021 is currently in development.
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