According to the report from Tom Henderson, which uses information obtained from people aware of DICE’s plans, Battlefield 6 will be a soft reboot for the series that returns to the modern day setting. The last modern-day Battlefield game was the not-so-well received Battlefield Hardline.
Henderson has claimed in the past that BF6 would feature 128-player multiplayer, with maps designed for the increased player count, and he reiterates those claims in his recent report, but the most interesting news is that Battlefield 6 will be a cross-gen title.
Despite being hailed as a next-gen vision for Battlefield, the game will also launch on PS4 and Xbox One, likely with only 64 players instead of 128, along with decreased destruction elements compared to current-gen versions and PC.
If you’re concerned about the previous gen version limiting the current-gen release, Henderson says in his video that there should be nothing to worry about: “When it comes to Battlefield 6 releasing on last-gen consoles, I understand there’s going to be a lot of people a little bit annoyed within the community because it essentially means that the current-gen version is going to be limited in some aspects.”
He goes on to say: “However, I’ve been told that is simply not the case, and a completely different studio or a different part of [DICE] is working on the previous-gen version and it’s something that we simply should not be worried about.”
When Can We Expect Battlefield 6 To Launch?
EA CEO Andrew Wilson already confirmed in an earnings call back in November that we should expect to see Battlefield 6 launch during Christmas 2021, but the game hasn’t formally been revealed as of yet. Hopefully, we’ll see the game in action soon enough.
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