EA hasn't been quiet when it comes to development on the upcoming entry in the Battlefield series. We know it's currently being made, and we know it's coming this year. Yet, despite all the information we know, we haven't actually seen the game - but that's about to change soon, as the company has confirmed its gearing up for a full reveal.
In a new blog post from developer DICE, we got an update on how the title is coming along, and by the sounds of it, the answer is pretty well. The game currently has the "biggest Battlefield development team ever", as developers on Need for Speed have been moved over to the project to get it shipped out by the year's end. With it arriving this holiday season, the teams are working on polishing and playtesting the game ahead of its release.
"2021 is an exciting time for us here at DICE. Working with more world-class development studios within Electronic Arts, we have our biggest team ever on a Battlefield game for console and PC. Our friends at Criterion and DICE LA are working with us on our shared vision for the game, while the team in Gothenburg is taking technology in the game to the next level. Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021.
"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."
With a cheeky wink, EA finished the update confirming that we can expect a full reveal of the game soon. They previously confirmed we'd hear something this Spring, and insiders have pointed towards May as a time frame.
Interestingly, there's been word that this entry could be a next-gen exclusive title, but more importantly, that change in player base could see it coming to Xbox Game Pass to bulk up its player count. There's nothing concrete on this yet, but it makes sense, so we wouldn't be too surprised if it happens, especially considering Microsoft's relationship with EA.
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