There's a lot of hype surrounding the new Battlefield, which is now officially expected to be revealed in June, and EA has talked a bit more about what fans can look forward to from the trailer when it arrives in a few weeks' time.
As part of an earnings call yesterday, EA CEO Andrew Wilson lavished praise on the trailer, calling it " really incredible," and stating that he thinks it's going to be an "amazing relaunch of that franchise this year."
"Nothing to announce at the moment on either an annualized release of Battlefield and/or the nature of the modes in the upcoming Battlefield game. We're going to talk about a lot around that in the months to come starting next month with our reveal trailer, which I had the chance of seeing the work in progress last week. And it is incredible. What the team has been able to do in the context of next-generation consoles and epic-scale battles, unbelievable player count, destruction in terms is really incredible."
"I would just — I would finish by saying we're really excited about Battlefield. Everything I've seen in the game is spectacular. And I think it's going to be an amazing relaunch of that franchise this year and lead us into an incredible live service for the future."
So far, we've seen a couple of supposedly leaked images from the trailer that have surfaced online in recent weeks, as well as audio clips from it, and EA has now confirmed that the game will be a cross-generation release.
Not long to wait, then, and based on these comments, it sounds like we're in for something special. We'll leave you with EA CFO Blake Jorgensen's thoughts on the trailer, which again appear to be highly positive:
"I'd love to tell you what I said when I saw the trailer last week, but I would — I can't because we'll get censored. But it's — to emphasize Andrew's point, I think people are going to be really blown away. And I'll tell you, on gen 5, it is even more spectacular. But it will be great on the either consoles, but it's going to be very exciting I think."
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