Criterion, DICE LA Working on Battlefield 6, as Next Need for Speed Game Is Pushed Back

Battlefield 2021

Remember when we reported that it was confirmed that DICE LA was working on a Battlefield game? As it turns out, that Battlefield game is none other than DICE Sweden’s Battlefield 6 (unofficial title)! This was revealed by EA today, where it also divulged that Criterion has also been tasked to support this year’s Battlefield game, with the planned Need for Speed title pushed back a year.

This bit of news was confirmed today by Laura Miele, EA’s Chief Studios Officer, who also pointed out that neither franchise (Battlefield, Need for Speed) is in trouble, and that this was mostly due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, and how the acquisition of Codemasters meant that the publisher already has one racing game due out this year.

Miele comments that DICE is a bit “fatigued” from working from home, and how they are “playing to win” with this year’s Battlefield game.

[Battlefield] is shaping up great, the team has been working incredibly hard, they pushed hard last year, and yes, we have been working from home. And it’s hard; it’s hard to make games from home, and the [EA DICE] team is fatigued a bit.

We have a great game and some incredible potential with this game.. We’re playing to win; we’re playing to put a great Battlefield game out in the market. – Laura Miele, EA Chief Studios Officer

EA has yet to formally announce this year’s Battlefield game, though it’s set for reveal this spring.

Source: Polygon

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3 years ago

Let’s see if it’s true they’re aiming to win with this Battlefield, the last two were a disaster and a half, the fact COD MW was much more fun than Battlefield 5 speaks volumes, I’ve lost most of my hope from DICE/EA, let’s see how it goes, also word of advise to everyone DO NOT PRE-ORDER IT.

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3 years ago

I don’t think Battlefield 1 was a “disaster.” I mean, it’s not as good as BF3 and BF4, but it’s not a disaster or terrible at all. BF5 had a lot of missteps mostly with meta.

Reply to  Alex Co
3 years ago

in Battlefield 1 they did everything wrong and the changed the battlefield franchise to worst….different spawn system…different server system….no battlelog….different hardcore mode(really bad)…..different class system(really crap) …vehicles can be repaired from inside( :P)…. ….they messed up …..they must erase all changes they made after bf3 and bf4…..bfv is almost similar to bfv with worst reveal trailer

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