The next instalment in DICE’s first-person shooter series, presumably Battlefield 6, will not be launching until 2021. 

Announced alongside the announcement that EA games would be making their way back to Steam, EA announced the date and platform for Battlefield’s return.

Coming to next-gen systems, Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5, the next Battlefield game will release sometime in Fiscal Year 2020. The financial period rests between April 2021 and March 2022.

“Targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms and a growing install base on the new consoles, our next Battlefield game is set for FY2022,” announced CEO Andrew Wilson during the company’s post-earnings call.

EA’s announcement that the game will take advantage of next-gen technology doesn’t mean it’ll be strictly limited to Xbox Scarlet and PlayStation 5. With Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline releasing on both current gen and last generation hardware, we can imagine Battlefield 6 doing the same.

With the title not coming until the next generation of consoles is well and truly out, EA is hoping the title will be able to perform more complex and unique mechanics than ever before.

According to Andrew Wilson, the new title will be ““doing things in the context of multi-play and social play and competition that Battlefields to this point have not done.”

With the next Dragon Age title also not coming until the next generation, EA is ramping up for the upcoming new hardware.

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