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New rumors claim Battlefield 6 to be rebranded & BF3 remaster coming

Battlefield may not be called Battlefield 6 after all. EA may also be working on a Battlefield remaster to go alongside their new game.

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Due to poor sales for Battlefield 5, EA may be ditching a number for the next entry in the long-running franchise. There are rumors that they are working on a remaster of Battlefield 3 as well.

Compared to most of the games in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 5 grossly underperformed selling just over 7 million copies. It fared even worse when the numbers stacked up to the series’ previous entry Battlefield 1 – which sold well over 15 million copies.

According to reliable sources, it seems like EA may be considering releasing the newest game without a number at the end of it.

There’s also a possibility that EA has some of their team working on one of the most popular Battlefield games too in Battlefield 3.

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The leak comes from Viral Junkie CEO – Tom Henderson. He has been right on many occasions using his sources within the industry to deliver accurate leaks.

In his latest YouTube video, he discusses several rumored aspects of the new Battlefield game. He also discusses how the game may be getting a title change.

Henderson says: “I believe it’s either going to be called Battlefield 6, or simply Battlefield.”

Reasons for this are that Call of Duty has recently gone down this road with 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot. He also points out that he doesn’t believe Bad Company 3 will be the name of this game either.

The thinking behind ditching the “6” in favor of just Battlefield is the general feeling that it would be a continuation of the poorly-received Battlefield 5. Meaning EA wants this to feel new and distant from the previous entry in the series.

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BF3 remaster?

7 months ago a YouTuber by the name of Daqarie posted a video showing apparent footage or information about a Battlefield 3 remaster.

Daqarie has previously leaked BF1 and BF5 information that turned out to be accurate. But the BF3 remaster video on their YouTube channel has since been removed. It’s unclear if this was their own choice or because they were asked to take it down.

Henderson says that the YouTuber got their information from a QA Tester at EA, who no longer works there. So at this juncture, it’s a bit hard to be invested in the prospect of a remaster.

He also goes on to say that it makes no sense to do a remaster. Henderson explains: “It splits the player base and the community and overall I think that Call of Duty releasing two titles at the same time, with a remaster, made sense because you had Infinite Warfare, which was a futuristic title, then you had Modern Warfare which was a modern title.”

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Unless the remaster is only going to be the campaign, like Modern Warfare 2 did, it would make very little sense for EA to have two online communities of similar style games running simultaneously.

As for both stories, we are primarily going off of the leaks reported by Tom Henderson so there is nothing official yet regarding Battlefield 6.

Once EA do begin to roll out factual information for us, we’ll report it here.

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EA delay Need for Speed to focus on Battlefield 6

Battlefield 6 has taken priority at EA, forcing the publisher to delay the next Need for Speed while they move assets.

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Battlefield fans have been eagerly awaiting more news of Battlefield 6, which is supposed to release in 2021. New reports have it that EA are delaying Need for Speed to ensure Battlefield hits its release date.

Gamers have become accustomed to exciting video games being delayed for several months or even years – especially in the post-COVID era, where developers need to deal with the additional challenge of working from home.

Battlefield fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the next game in the franchise since its release in 2018. We were excited to learn that it should be coming in 2021, but many players feared that it would be hit by some of the all-too-common delays.

It looks like EA and Dice are working to prevent any delays of the next Battlefield game, so much so that they’re willing to delay a game in another of EA’s popular franchises: Need for Speed.

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In an interview with Polygon, EA’s chief studios officer, Laura Miele, stated that Criterion – the developer behind Need to Speed – would be reassigned to help work on assets for the next, unnamed Battlefield game.

According to Miele, the decision is also related to EA’s acquisition of Codemasters – the developers behind games like F1, Dirt, and Grid. Codemasters will be releasing another racing game around the same time that Need for Speed was set to come out, so they decided not to compete with their own property.

As Miele explained, this won’t be Criterion’s first look at a first-person shooter. “They’ve worked on Battlefront, they’ve worked on Battlefields, and they have a really tight, close collaborative partnership with DICE, ” she told Polygon in an interview. “I’m really confident that this is going to be a pretty positive win for them.”

What does all of this mean for the next Battlefield game? It means that EA is loading-up resources to help ensure that the game doesn’t face additional delays and launches in a finished state.

This is probably bad news for fans of the Need for Speed franchise, but Battlefield players should take it as a positive. EA are focusing all of their efforts on major titles rather than spreading themselves too thin, which is as much as you can ask for as a player.

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Dr Disrespect believes a Battlefield battle royale could emulate Warzone’s success

Streamer Dr Disrespect has explained how a Battlefield battle royale could be serious competition for Call of Duty: Warzone.

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With the battle royale genre continuing to dominate the shooter market, streamer Dr Disrespect believes EA and Dice are working on a new Battlefield BR that could rival Call of Duty: Warzone.

Following the worldwide success of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, ‘battle royale’ was the next evolution of the shooter genre. All major studios including Activision with Black Ops 4’s Blackout were trying to take advantage of the BR mode’s success.

As part of 2018’s Battlefield V came Firestorm, EA and Dice’s attempt at the battle royale genre. Although boasting a huge map and a unique shrinking safe zone, it received a lukewarm reception from the battle royale community, and the lack of updates and a $60 price tag did nothing to keep it relevant.

However, ‘Battlefield 6’ is confirmed to be on the slate for 2021, and Dr Disrespect believes EA is working on an “awesome battle royale experience” with the Battlefield IP.

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“It’s a no-brainer at this point,” he explained in a YouTube livestream. “EA and Activision, they’ve always gone back and forth in competing directly with the FPS genre.”

Apex Legends, another wildly successful battle royale, is also published by EA. However, Apex and Warzone largely appeal to different audiences, and while Battlefield prepares to launch its 2021 title, much of the BF community, including content creators such as JackFrags, have moved to Warzone.

As Dr Disrespect explains, it’s very likely that EA will try to recapture its player base with a battle royale of its own. “I’m excited because their engine, and all the tools and tech they have in place… they could do something pretty incredible if they put everything into it.”

Battlefield has long been known for its massive battles, destruction, and synergy between infantry and vehicle combat. Dr Disrespect believes that with the Frostbite engine at its disposal, EA could build on what’s made Warzone so successful with plenty of unique mechanics to set it apart.

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all Battlefield 2021 and Call of Duty: Warzone news.

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Everything we know about Battlefield 6: Release date, leaks & rumors

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Battlefield game from DICE, codenamed ‘Battlefield 2021.

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Battlefield 2021 is still a work in progress at DICE. Here’s all we know about the future title.

Since Battlefield 5’s release in 2018, DICE has been relatively quiet about the next Battlefield game. It’s no secret that Battlefield 5 couldn’t keep up with competitor, Call of Duty, after DICE announced that sales projections were a million short of their goal for the game.

In March 2019, Battlefield released their Battle Royale, Firestorm, which failed to compete anywhere close to the likes of Fortnite and PUBG. One year later, Call of Duty Warzone released, being the final nail in the coffin towards Battlefield’s BR mode.

Our first glimpse for Battlefield 2021 began at EA Play 2020, where we saw some demo footage of a technical test conducted at DICE. You can watch the footage in the video below, beginning at the 0:29 second mark.

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In the tech demo, we saw the developers tease that they were improving their vision of creating large-scale battles. It’s unclear if this is Battlefield 6 footage or just a technical test utilizing Battlefield 5’s assets.

Just because the soldiers were in WW2 era gear does not mean the game will take place during the Second World War. It’s possible it was just using old assets or was created to throw fans off.

EA said in their newest earnings call, on February 2, 2021, that the new Battlefield game is set to take “full advantage” of next-generation consoles. The game will take every aspect of Battlefield “to the next level” with more players than ever before. In addition, EA CEO said they will reveal the game in Spring 2021.

In addition, the Battlefield Twitter account came back to life with a tweet mentioning BF6:

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With that being said, we now have good news regarding the release of Battlefield 2021. In an EA earnings call in September, CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that the next Battlefield game would release in Holiday 2021.

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Apparently, internal playtests have been on-going and were reported as well received and successful. The game will be centered around the power of next-generation consoles and will bring us battles on a larger scale than ever before.

Hopefully, the next installment of Battlefield brings the franchise back to its glory days. In its absence, games like Call of Duty and Fortnite have dominated the shooter market with their battle royale modes.

It might be refreshing for Battlefield to make a comeback in the next year with a large scale multiplayer shooter.

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