Devel­op­er DICE has offi­cial­ly teased the next bat­tle­field game, which will be announced “soon.” DICE gen­er­al man­ag­er Oskar Gabriel­son said in a blog post that the new Bat­tle­field is cur­rent­ly being devel­oped by the “biggest Bat­tle­field devel­op­ment team ever.”

The game, what­ev­er it name ends up being, will be released across con­sole and PC this hol­i­day sea­son. While this is just a soft release date, at least it gives a time­frame as to when we can expect to see more infor­ma­tion. Gabriel­son went on to tease that this game will offer a “return to all-out warfare.” 

DICE’s main team in Swe­den are cur­rent­ly work­ing on the title, with addi­tion­al sup­port from the office in Los Ange­les, along­side Cri­te­ri­on. Addi­tion­al­ly, EA’s team in Gothen­burg is work­ing on the tech­nol­o­gy com­po­nents of the new title.

Work­ing with more world-class devel­op­ment stu­dios with­in Elec­tron­ic Arts, we have our biggest team ever on a Bat­tle­field game for con­sole and PC,” Gabriel­son said. “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.”

The new Bat­tle­field game is in the playtest­ing phast as of now. This includes test­ing on a dai­ly basis, as well as pol­ish­ing and bal­anc­ing efforts that aim help make the game the “best pos­si­ble Battlefield.”

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,” Gabriel­son said. “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.”

Reports hav sug­gest­ed that Bat­tle­field 6 won’t be avail­able for PS4 and Xbox One, so that last state­ment is inter­est­ing to say the least. The new Bat­tle­field game was announced in Octo­ber 2019 and at that time, pub­lish­er EA sais the game would launch in the com­pa­ny’s fis­cal year 2022. This runs from April 2021 to March 2022.

Elec­tron­ic Arts stat­ed they were releas­ing Bat­tle­field 6 in 2021 instead of 2020 because the PS5 and Xbox Series X would have a small­er install base after just being released. “Bring­ing out Bat­tle­field [in 2020], where the new con­sole base is fair­ly small, does­n’t real­ly give jus­tice to the poten­tial of the title, and so that’s part of our dri­ver in mov­ing the title into fis­cal 22.”

It is unknown if Bat­tle­field 6 will be released on PS4 and Xbox One.