Battlefield Returning in 2021 on PS5 and Xbox Series X

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In a blog post, EA confirmed that the next entry in the Battlefield franchise will be arriving sometime in 2021. This is the first time the FPS series will be seeing a 3 year gap, hopefully for the better.

Battlefield V gameplay
Battlefield V

“The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games,” EA said in a statement. “While the studio’s vision for Star Wars Battlefront 2 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.”

The statement closes confirming that we’ll be getting our hands on a new Battlefield game next year: “Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.”

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EA hasn’t shared any concrete details about the new entry, but it did tease that the title will be “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.” The game will quite possibly be a cross-gen title, like Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

World War 3
World War 3

Personally, along with majority of people, I hope for the new entry to be set in Modern era like Battlefield 3 and 4. We’ve had enough dose of World Wars and 98k carbines. Most BF fans have been asking for a modern shooter since DICE went historical with Battlefield 1. There’s a reason BF4 still manages to pull in thousands of players 7 years after release.

Check out World War 3 on Steam to put a lid onto that modern shooter craving in the meantime.

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The next Battlefield might launch on Steam, as several other Origin-only titles are already set to be hit the store soon, along with their $5 subscription service. Last year’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the first EA title to launch on Steam since 2011.

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Sarthak Vinchurkar
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