It’s being reported that pre-production has begun on the next Battlefield title, and it will be reverting the series to more familiar roots after changes introduced in Battlefield 2042 were not exactly welcomed.
According to a report on XFire--who previously suggest a free-to-play mode may be in development–developer DICE learned some “valuable lessons” from Battlefield 2042 and will no longer be using that game as a foundation for the future of the FPS series. One former developer, who recently left DICE after the release of Battlefield 2042, suggested that at one point and time the next Battlefield was being designed even more around a “hero shooter” style.
It’s claimed that recent playtest and feedback sessions were focused on the class system in Battlefield 2042, resulting in these plans being changed so specialists roles will be more closely tied to classes. XFire also reported that the next Battlefield will be set in the modern-day or near future, instead of decades in the future.
As for Battlefield 2042, EA and DICE are still required to release new weapons, maps, specialists, vehicle, and modes as part of its battle pass obligations.