Battlefield 6 is apparently on the horizon, and new rumour says the series will be taking the action to a much-more familiar time: the present day. The leak comes from VentureBeat reporter, Jeff Grubb, who recently took to Twitter with some claims on Battlefield 6 and Call of Duty 2020.
As always with leaks and rumours, take the following news with a pinch of salt until confirmed.
Earlier this week, Grubb shared an article which claimed Battlefield 6 will be set in the present, adding simply: “Yup.”
The supposed “confirmation” comes after fellow insider Tom Henderson made similar claims.
EA has already seemingly confirmed that Battlefield 6 is in the works, and is due to land sometime next year.
Back in April, VGC, shared a statement from an EA spokesperson on the matter.
The statement reads as follows: “The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games,
“While the studio’s vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week’s The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community. We’re looking forward to hearing players’ stories for both games, for years to come.
“Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.”
Previously, EA had suggested that Battlefield 6 wouldn’t be dropping until possibly much later. Blake Jorgensen, EA CFO, said in October 2019 that the Battlefield 6 release date would come during EA’s fiscal 2022. That would put it at anywhere from April 2021 to March 2022. Now it seems as though 2021 is looking more likely than 2022.
If it’s coming as soon as next year, we’ll hopefully be getting a trailer sooner rather than later!
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