Which setting EA has chosen for Battlefield 6 is not yet known. That could change in May, however, several insiders expect a revelation this month.
Many fans are eagerly waiting for the continuation of the Battlefield series. The time has come in 2021 and Electronic Arts recently pooled resources for Battlefield 6 to make it through to Christmas sales. Otherwise there is no information about the game yet, but that should change soon.
Gamesbeat editor Jeff Grubb is considered an insider in the gaming industry and stated in one YouTube live stream, he expects a revelation in May. Another leaker and insider wants to know more about it, Tom Henderson tweeted the May 7th as the unveiling date.
This date is of course not set in digital stone, until an announcement by EA it is not secure information. However, the month fits in with EA's previous approach. The first teasers for Battlefield 5 (2018) and Battlefield 1 (2016) were made published in May. A first real trailer followed both times just a few days later. There were always extensive details and initial opportunities to play on the E3 to be found in June. This year the expo is supposed to be a digital event on June 15th and 16th occur.
Original message from March 3, 2021:
Battlefield 6: To move forward, another game comes to the sidelines
EA has decided to stop work on the new Need for Speed for the time being. Developer Criterion is supposed to help DICE with Battlefield 6.
Electronic Arts would like to bring a new Battlefield to the market in autumn 2021. So that this works smoothly, EA pulls the studio Criterion Games from his current project “Need for Speed”. Criterion is supposed to help DICE develop Battlefield 6. The debut of the series on PS5 and Xbox Series X is not in danger, so EA in an interview.
No danger to Battlefield 6 and Need for Speed
In one Interview with polygon EA's studio boss Laura Miele explained the reason for pooling resources at Battlefield. Working under pandemic conditions in the past year has been tiring, but EA is happy with the development. Miele explains:
“Battlefield is developing well, the team worked incredibly hard on it, they gave it their all last year and yes, we worked from home. And it's hard, it's hard to develop games from home and the team is a little tired. "
So that the development of Battlefield 6 can be supported by Criterion, their new Need for Speed postponed by a year and will therefore not appear until 2022.
Are Criterion Right for Battlefield?
Criterion Games developed the Burnout series for EA, among other things. After the last three "Need for Speed" games from Ghost Games were not a satisfactory success, this racing game series is also returning to Criterion. The British studio is responsible for the "Need for Speed" parts Hot Pursuit (including a remaster in 2020), Most Wanted and Rivals.
However, the studio also has Experience with multiplayer shooters and also with Battlefield itself. Criterion already supported DICE in the development of Star Wars: Battlefront 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. In addition, the Firerstorm mode of Battlefield 5 comes entirely from Criterion Games.
Battlefield 6 does not yet have a special name or setting, it is only known that a release is planned for autumn 2021. EA apparently wants to deliver correctly with the new game. "We will put all the resources we have into it", says Miele.