Original story: It looks like the next Battlefield game is being planned for a holiday (or thereabouts) release this year, at least according to EA’s financial plans.
In a slide presentation accompanying its earnings results today, EA lays out its plans for releases for the rest of its fiscal year, placing Battlefield in Q3. This is a fiscal calendar, so for EA, that means Battlefield 6 (or whatever it ends up being called) is headed this way between October and December.The calendar also has the rest of EA’s known releases slotted in, with FIFA 22, F1 2021, and Madden NFL 22 all coming in the July through September window, NHL 22 coming around the same quarter as Battlefield, and EA Sports PGA Tour finishing off the year in the January through March 2022 window. This calendar does not include any unannounced titles, though it does note the already-announced next-gen upgrade for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Battlefield 6 hasn’t yet been formally revealed, and its formal announcement was only very recently teased by EA for a June first look. Notably, no Battlefield game was released in 2020, breaking what had previously been an annual cycle. However, when it ultimately launches, EA has said it will take “full” advantage of next-gen platforms.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.