New Battlefield Game

With support for Battlefield 2042 slowly coming to a close, both its players and publisher EA are looking towards the franchise's future. 2042 launched a few years back in 2021, and was pretty much panned for its lacking modes and approach to live service elements — but it's received a lot of updates since. Still, the shooter has never quite been able to shake its somewhat shoddy reputation, and so the next Battlefield's got work to do.

EA sounds rather optimistic, however. In the company's latest financial report, CEO Andrew Wilson boasted that the next title is being put together by "the largest Battlefield team in franchise history". Of course, a team's size doesn't necessarily impact the overall quality of a game, but it's clear that the publisher is pumping a lot of resources into this one.

"Our teams have listened to the community, have learned valuable lessons, and are driving to the future," Wilson explained. "Motive, armed with cutting-edge Frostbite technology and compelling storytelling, is joining DICE, Criterion, and Ripple Effect to build a Battlefield universe across connected multiplayer and single-player experiences." We're expecting a rather robust instalment, then.

Wilson also attempted to stir up some hype by revealing that he's been able to sit down play some of the current build: "A few weeks ago, I was visiting with the teams and I couldn't be more excited about what they showed and what we were able to play."

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