The last couple of Battlefield games have not caught my attention, and with DICE splintered apart from the developers who made classics like Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 -- there is a glimmer of hope that Battlefield 6 could be an all-out chaos fest unlike anything we've seen before.
The hype is real, where EA recently teased what I think is an entire building collapsing during its recent EA Play 2020 event -- where during the event EA boss Laura Miele dialed the hype meter for Battlefield 6 up to 11. She said: "Our studios are taking their crazy ambitious ideas and making them real".
Miele continued, adding: "Every console generation DICE sets the bar for excellence in audio and visual presentation. We are creating epic battles at a scale and fidelity unlike anything you've experienced before".
A next-gen Battlefield game with epic battles at a "scale and fidelity unlike anything you've experienced before"... alright, color me excited. I expect over 100 people in a server at once, up from the 64 players in previous Battlefield games, and an absolute next-gen destruction and physics set of technologies for Battlefield 6.
I think the next-gen faces we saw in the EA Play 2020 video will be powering the single-player side of Battlefield 6, but I -- and I'm sure many others, don't care about single-player Battlefield. We want those insane "only in Battlefield" moments out of the previous genre-defining multiplayer experience.
EA is currently kicking ass with developer Respawn and its free-to-play battle royale giant Apex Legends, so it would be nice to also see DICE return to form with Battlefield 6.
We still have a while to wait for a next-gen Battlefield game, with EA planning to release a next-gen Battlefield game on next-gen consoles by March 31, 2022. That is nearly two years away, so I'm hoping we see Battlefield 6 sometime in 2021 (earlier would be nice, DICE).
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