Electronic Arts has announced that the next Battlefield game will come out in its fiscal year 2022. What this ultimately means is that we can expect this new Battlefield game sometime between April 1st, 2021, and March 31st, 2022.
As COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen stated in EA’s latest financial reports:
“Over the last twelve months, we have delivered record live services revenue, live services net bookings and operating cash flow. Our broad-based business model reduces our dependence on individual titles and enables us to deliver financial results for our shareholders by providing a constant stream of high-quality entertainment for our players. We expect live services to continue to drive growth in fiscal 2021 and for growth to accelerate in fiscal 2022, led by a new Battlefield.”
Therefore, we can safely assume that there won’t be a new Battlefield game in 2020. My guess is that EA and DICE will keep supporting both Battlefield 5 and Battlefield 1 until then.
We can also assume that this new BF title will target next-gen platforms. After all, the next Playstation and Xbox consoles will come out in Holiday 2020. Unfortunately, EA has not revealed any additional details so these are merely guesses.
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