The next entry in the Battlefield series will be launching this year, EA has confirmed, and it sounds like it'll be designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5. While developer DICE doesn't go so far as completely rule out a PS4 version, it states in a blog post: "Epic scale. All-out military warfare. Crazy, unexpected moments. 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."
The team signs off by promising a full reveal is coming "soon", which to us sounds like an unveiling during an EA Play broadcast as part of E3 2021. Other details include the fact that Criterion Games is also working on the next Battlefield instalment, and so too is DICE LA. The two studios are helping the core team bring to life their "shared vision for the game" while one further group of developers works on enhancing the currently unnamed title's technology. "Together, we are creating a jaw-dropping experience for you to enjoy later in 2021."
Many of the details within the blog post had been previously rumoured and speculated, but it's always nice to receive confirmation that the Battlefield game launching this year will indeed be designed for PS5 hardware as well as high-end PCs and the Xbox Series X. Does that fact excite you? Take cover in the comments below.