The upcoming Battlefield game from publisher Electronic Arts will be released at the end of this year. The company announced this in an explanation of the publication of the most recent quarterly figures.
In a s mouth-watering notes ceo Andrew Wilson says more will be announced about the upcoming Battlefield game in the coming months, but he says the game will bring a “return to all-out military warfare.” He talks about huge battles and playing fields that weren’t this big before and had so many players. He also specifically mentions the computing power of the ‘next-gen platforms’ to make this possible. Also, typical Battlefield elements such as the destruction and the use of vehicles would be taken to a much higher level.
Sepost up in the spring, the game will be officially unveiled and, according to Wilson, the development is ‘ahead of the internal milestones’, suggesting that the aforementioned release period will actually be met by the end of this year. EA’s CFO, Blake Jorgensen, underlines this. He says the team is well advanced compared to previous product cycles and argues that DICE’s developers are on track to deliver the earliest feature complete of all Battlefield games. That’s the term for a version of the game in which everything largely works and has been implemented, but which still needs to look at things like bugs and stability.
The theme for the new shooter is still unknown. The last title in the series, Battlefield V, once again had World War II as an era. Battlefield 1 was released before that and had the First World War as its theme. A return to the modern era is therefore obvious. In the coming months, that is likely to become clear, as will details about the size of the playing fields and the maximum number of supported players per playing field. About the latter was a rumor last year from someone who has more often brought out correct information; he talked on playing fields with more than 128 players.
In quarterly results show that Electronic Arts posted lower sales in the final three months of last year than in the same period a year earlier. This went from $1.67 billion to $1.59 billion. Net income did increase, however, from 211 million euros in the last quarter of 2019 to $346 million in the final three months of last year.