A new entry in the Battlefield series is in the works. During its latest fiscal earnings call, EA confirmed that a new Battlefield game is in development for next-gen consoles, and it’s launching sometime before March 2022.
EA hasn’t shared any concrete details about the new Battlefield game, but it did tease that the title will be “targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms.” The company also confirmed the title will ship sometime in fiscal year 2022, which runs from April 2021 to March 2022.
Speaking further about the game during the Q&A portion of the call, EA said “The goal of Battlefield for [fiscal year 2022] is to really take advantage of a larger install base of the new consoles. Bringing out Battlefield next year, where the new console base is fairly small, doesn’t really give justice to the potential of the title, and so that’s part of our driver in moving the title into fiscal 22.”
In the meantime, EA still has plans to support Battlefield V. The game’s 5.0 update arrives on October 31 and takes players to the Pacific Theater of World War II, which includes two new maps–Pacific Storm and Iwo Jima–along with new weapons, vehicles, and other gameplay changes. EA says it will “add new content and new ways to play” Battlefield V in fiscal year 2021.
Battlefield V launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in November 2018. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Battlefield V review. Critic Michael Higham wrote, “The Battlefield series has a winning formula that Battlefield V doesn’t deviate far from, at least for now. Conquest and the map roster don’t mesh well together, however, Grand Operations–and the other modes within it–steal the show and foster some of the greatest moments the franchise has offered.”