Battlefield leaker: Battlefield 2021 isn't coming to last-gen consoles

The new Battlefield will only be launching on the PC and next-gen Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 consoles, some big news!

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Another day, another leak for Battlefield from insider Tom Henderson that says Battlefield 2021 won't be coming to last-gen consoles.

In a new tweet, Henderson said that he still hasn't heard "anything concrete" on whether the new Battlefield is coming to last-gen consoles. His theory is that Battlefield 2021 will not launch on the last-gen consoles and that will be "the biggest reason" that Battlefield 2021 will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one to "boost up player numbers".

If you look at it in another way, if these rumors are true then EA DICE has worked closely with Microsoft on Battlefield 2021 so I'm sure we'll see some Xbox-specific content for the game -- especially if it's going to be on Xbox Game Pass, that's going to inject a good chunk of gamers into Battlefield 2021 boosting up those player numbers.

Sony will then have Battlefield 2021 as an exclusive to its only next-gen console with the PlayStation 5, compared to Microsoft offering the new Battlefield and through its Xbox Game Pass on their two next-gen consoles in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

I mean, we might see EA eventually release Battlefield 2021 onto the last-gen Xbox One and PS4 family of consoles, but if that happens I'm hoping that they get watered down heavily to run on those consoles in the hopes that EA and DICE have pushed the new Frostbite engine and Battlefield game into the truly next level.

We have been teased with real-time natural disasters, next-gen physical destruction, and the new Frostbite engine powering Battlefield 2021 will have every single graphical bell and whistle imaginable -- as well as next-gen technologies we haven't even been introduced to by EA yet.

If that's the case, then good -- Battlefield deserves to be a PC and next-gen console exclusive.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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