While the Battlefield franchise’s signature mode has always been Conquest (or Rush for some people), it looks like Battlefield 2021 wil have new game modes for players to duke it out!
This was confirmed by EA Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele today in a chat during hte GamesBeat Summit 2021 digital conference. Speaking to veteran host Geoff Keighley, Miele talked about the franchise’s sandbox experience, and mentioned that “new modes” that are being added to the game are “in service” of the “Only in Battlefield” moments the franchise is known for.
Battlefield is one of my favorite franchises that we have, I’ve been working on it for a really long time and one of the best things about it is, it is about a sandbox. It is in the shooter space, out of all the games, and all the shooter, it is a sandbox that DICE has always provided players with weapons, and vehicles, and destruction in the environment, and then these crazy “Only Battlefield” moments happen as emergent play comes from players.
So you can imagine taking that strength, and taking that superpower in this franchise and building on that in the future game is definitely part of our strategy. So new modes that are going to be added to the game experience are really in service of this ability that we want to give players to have a bigger impact on their experience.
Hopefully, this new game mode will have the same level of quality as Rush. Given how Miele connects it with the sandbox experience Battlefield’s multiplayer offers, chances are it won’t be similar to just team deathmatch or any other infantry-only mode.
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For those not familiar with what “Only in Battlefield” moments mean, it’s essentially scenarios that happen in multiplayer that can only happen in Battlefield that has become a staple of montages, top play compilations and more (think: running around in a scooter strapped with C4 and blowing up a chopper by launching off a dune or something).
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In the same digital conference, Miele also confirmed that Battlefield Mobile will have a soft launch later this year.