DICE LA has previously supported the development of the Battlefield series, but back in January of 2020, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella took over Dice LA. At that point there were reportedly plans to change the studio’s name and release an “original, as-yet-unrevealed game,” but it looks like the team will still be working on Battlefield after all. Of course, the DICE LA team could be split into two teams, working on Battlefield and a new project simultaneously.
It’s wondrous I get to work on a game I fell in love with almost 20 years ago! The sandbox play of 1942 was just amazing for its time. I look forward to hearing from all of you what you loved and hope for in a future BF game.
— Justin Wiebe (@JA_Wiebe) February 8, 2021
In a follow-up tweet, Wiebe noted his excitement for the project. “It’s wondrous I get to work on a game I fell in love with almost 20 years ago! The sandbox play of 1942 was just amazing for its time,” Wiebe said. “I look forward to hearing from all of you what you loved and hope for in a future BF game.”
It’s not clear whether this is a new game in the Battlefield universe or the one slated for a 2021 release, which EA has previously talked about. Here’s everything we know about the game, which will apparently take full advantage of the next-gen consoles. The only real glimpse we’ve had at the next Battlefield came in a next-gen tech teaser at last year’s EA Play showcase – you can check that out below:
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