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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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DICE confirms Battlefield 6 next-gen consoles only, teaser coming soon

DICE have revealed new details about Battlefield 2021, confirming it will only be on the new consoles, a reveal is coming “soon,” and more.

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Electronic Arts and Dice have revealed some new details about Battlefield 2021, including confirmation of which consoles the shooter will arrive on, and that a reveal will be coming “soon.”

As we near the reveal for Battlefield 6, fans are desperate for any information on the latest Battlefield title. While leaks and rumors have been circulating, EA and DICE have kept their cards close to their chest.

However, DICE have provided an update on the future of Battlefield, which has revealed some exciting new details on 2021’s installment.

They have said that this year, they have “the biggest Battlefield development team ever working on our console and PC game for this Holiday season” as they work with “more world-class development studios within Electronic Arts.”

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In this reveal, we finally have confirmation if Battlefield 2021 will be on next-gen consoles only. DICE said that all of these new features will be “brought to life with the power of next-gen consoles and PCs.” So from this announcement, we understand that this year’s Battlefield title will be on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles only, as well as PC.

While Battlefield 2021 may not arrive on Xbox One and PS4s, it’s rumored that it will launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one. There is also no word if Battlefield 6 will feature crossplay, but as this has become industry standard, it’s highly likely.

DICE revealed that Battlefield 6 is now in the “daily playtesting mode” where they’re “polishing, balancing,” and making the best possible Battlefield game they can.

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They promised that Battlefield 2021 has “everything we love about Battlefield,” including “Epic scale,” “Crazy, unexpected moments,” and “Massive battles, packed with more players and mayhem than ever before.”

While there is no confirmation of when Battlefield 6 will be revealed, DICE said that we should get ready for their reveal “soon™” with a cheeky wink.

This announcement comes alongside the news that they are also developing a mobile Battlefield game, following in the footsteps of other shooter franchise titans, Apex Legends and Call of Duty.

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Battlefield Mobile: Release date, details, gameplay, setting

EA is bringing an epic, new Battlefield experience to mobile and tablet, here are all the big details such as its release date and gameplay.

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EA is finally bringing an exclusive Battlefield game to mobile and tablets, so get all the latest information on DICE’s Battlefield Mobile: including its release date, and crucial details such as setting and gameplay features.

For years Battlefield has reigned on consoles and PCs, delivering one rich, compelling war experience after another. From the acclaimed Bad Company series to the epic Battlefield 2142, EA’s premiere first-person shooter franchise has been the king of large-scale gunplay.

But now, as well as a next-gen-only Battlefield game, players will be able to enjoy the same authentic feeling in the palms of their hands thanks to Battlefield Mobile.

Here’s everything we know about Battlefield Mobile on tablet and phones.

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The game’s official press release indicated that DICE is “developing a completely new Battlefield game bringing all-out warfare to smartphones and tablets in 2022.”

So unless the game’s development is disrupted in some way, we can expect to be hands-on with Battlefield Mobile in 2022.

Battlefield Mobile setting

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The much-lauded franchise has explored different reaches of human history with games set in different World Wars, the present day, and even way into the future.

DICE has indicated that Battlefield Mobile will be “A completely different game from the one we’re making for console and PC, designed specifically for the mobile platform.”

So whereas the new console version of Battlefield is rumored to be set during an alternate modern-day, it seems likely that Battlefield Mobile will venture off in a different direction.

Battlefield Mobile gameplay

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Harnessing the power of state-of-the-art consoles and PCs, Battlefield has always been capable of housing huge skirmishes in war-torn maps with up to 64-players.

With Battlefield Mobile being a standalone game, it’s uncertain how many players a lobby will be able to hold. Smartphones have come a long way from the flip phones of yesteryear, but they are still limited by technology.

DICE has also confirmed that “This mobile game is now entering a testing period ahead of launching next year, so expect more details to come.” So it hopefully shouldn’t be too long until we know more.


Once more official details about Battlefield Mobile reach us we’ll be sure to update this page and keep you up-to-date with all the happenings with the game.

Also, make sure you’re on top of DICE’s PS5 & Xbox Series X-only Battlefield game with all the latest on the next console and PC version of Battlefield.

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New leak claims Battlefield 6 may not have a campaign

Renowned leaker Tom Henderson has revealed that it’s unlikely Battlefield 6 will feature a single-player campaign.

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Industry insider Tom Henderson, who has leaked a ton of Battlefield 6 details, has revealed that it’s likely 2021’s installment of the first-person shooter won’t feature a campaign.

Battlefield’s campaigns have been hit and miss for players. The Bad Company series and Battlefield 1’s “War Stories” are considered highlights, but many others are considered forgettable.

We’ve received a ton of information about the next Battlefield, including its title, setting, and the possibility of a battle royale. The one aspect of the game very little is known about is the campaign, and leaker and industry insider Tom Henderson believes the game may not feature a campaign at all.

Henderson took to Twitter to counter a recent Reddit leak that contradicted some of his reporting. He shot down the leak that, “If you were on the US team, you could choose a US, Australian, British, French, Japanese, or German soldier,” saying that “This is not correct.”

He then revealed that “You’re a group of individuals from fallen nations – You’re free to fight to fight for which ever side you want. So in theory a Japanese soldier could fight for both the USA and Russia.”

After players understood this to be the plot and mechanics for the campaign, Henderson clarified that it isn’t. He said: “I’ve not heard there’s a campaign.” He continued to say that what he “originally heard on it was actually the plot.”

Here, he refers to the leak that Battlefield 6 would have a “revolutionary campaign.” In a follow-up to this leak, Henderson said on March 30, “The information given to me was interpreted as campaign information, but is actually the backstory of the game itself. So as of yet, a campaign is not confirmed.”

We reached out to Tom Henderson and he clarified that because neither he nor anyone else has heard anything about a campaign, “it kind of leans to the fact that there isn’t a campaign this year.”

With the trailer expected to drop after EA’s investment call in May, we’re likely to know much more about the next installment of the shooter franchise soon.

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