As part of EA's latest conference call, the publisher reiterated its plans to put out a new entry in the Battlefield franchise towards the end of this year. We've known for some time that the next instalment is in the works for a 2021 launch, but this reminder will be welcome news for fans who may have been worried by delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. EA states the new game will be revealed in the Spring and marks the return to "all-out military warfare".

It also makes sure to note that this new Battlefield title will take advantage of PlayStation 5's power to bring large-scale battles to life better than ever before. "Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next edition of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level." EA is talking a big game then as the new generation makes a slow start.

Previous entries, Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V, were met with mixed opinions upon their PlayStation 4 launches, with numerous patches and updated needed to appease its hardcore community. A Battle Royale mode was also released later in the cycle of the latter title, which hardly set the world on fire. Let's hope this new game is a return to form in the vein of Battlefield 3. Operation Metro, anyone?