The Battlefield 6 release date will fall in calendar year 2021, publisher EA implied on Tuesday.
Developer DICE revealed last week that it’s currently working on the final new content update for Battlefield 5, and said on Tuesday that it’s “vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete” with this week’s release of The Battle on Scarif update.
Wrapping up work on those two games means the Sweden-based studio’s increasingly shifting its focus to the next entry in the Battlefield series.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said in October 2019 that the Battlefield 6 release date would fall during EA’s fiscal 2022, which runs from April 2021 until March 2022, a launch window that was reiterated on the company’s most recent quarterly earnings call in January.
But the game’s release window was seemingly narrowed to between April and December of calendar year 2021 in a statement issued to VGC on Tuesday.
“The team at DICE is working on the standalone Battlefield V update releasing this summer, and continuing their work on delivering Community Games,” said an EA spokesperson.
“While the studio’s vision for Star Wars Battlefront II is now complete with this week’s The Battle on Scarif Update, the servers, in-game challenges, recurring events and game support will continue as the game lives on with players and the community. We’re looking forward to hearing players’ stories for both games, for years to come.
“Longer term, the studio is focused on the future of Battlefield that we’ll be bringing to players in 2021.”
Released in November 2018, Battlefield V was the second consecutive series entry to focus on the World Wars of the early 20th century. Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 both focused on modern day military combat.