EA and DICE have released some news about the future of the Battlefield franchise, but have not given concrete information about what the setting will be. We do no know that this Battlefield title has the biggest development team of any Battlefield game so far, and that it will be releasing later this year. DICE are putting together the reveal information and will let us know what to expect very soon apparently. In the release DICE mention the next gen consoles and PC quite a lot, but not current gen consoles. Make of that what you will.
Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager of DICE, said:
“We’re in daily playtesting mode right now: polishing, balancing, and making the best possible Battlefield game we can. 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. All brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.”
This is not the only information that DICE has revealed today. In 2022, there will be a Battlefield Mobile game which will be standalone to the rest of the Battlefield franchise. The mobile title is in development at iToys. There is very little detail but it could be that EA is attempting to go for the market that Activision has with Call of Duty Mobile.
Oskar Gabrielson continued by saying:
“Make no mistake, this is a standalone game. A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform. It’s being built from the ground up by iToys to make Battlefield-on-the-go a reality and you can expect a fully-fledged, skill-based experience. This mobile game is now entering a testing period ahead of launching next year, so expect more details to come.”
Last week, a rumour started circling that the new Battlefield would only be released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The statement released today which focuses on next gen and PC will only fuel that speculation. Of course, we will only know if this is fact once EA and DICE make the full reveal of the next Battlefield game.