Rumour: Battlefield 6 Is A Cross-Gen Reboot, Will Support 128 Players

A new report has claimed that the upcoming Battlefield 6 will be a cross-gen reboot and will target 128 players in its multiplayer mode.

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The reports of Battlefield 6’s multiplayer targeting 128 players is nothing new, as these were claims made by industry insider Tom Henderson back in August of 2020.

Battlefield news; Maps have been designed with 128+ players in mind. But 32 vs. 32 will also be a standard playlist,” said Henderson in a tweet last year.

Henderson has now made further claims which include reiterating that the multiplayer of Battlefield 6 will target 128 players (at least for some modes).

Henderson also claims that Battlefield 6 ,which is expected to return to a modern setting (perhaps even taking place during a fictional WW3), will be a cross-platform title, coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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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,” said Henderson in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel [via VGC].

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.

In my personal opinion it doesn’t surprise me that Battlefield 6 looks to be a cross-platform title as more platforms means more sales, and more sales means more money for EA.

I do hope that the game is at least to the technical standards of Battlefield 1 (2016) and Battlefield 5 (2018) on last-gen systems. It wouldn’t surprise me if it will be a cross-gen platform for its multiplayer modes.

It is expected that Battlefield 6 (if that is your real name) will be announced this year and my money will be on it being revealed at EA Play this June.

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