Will Battlefield 6 launch on last gen🤔
“… Deliver a true next generation experience for the franchise …” - Andrew Wilson - CEO, EA
Firstly, whilst battlefield 6 has been in development for about 3 years, perhaps maybe early concepts around 4 years, DICE & EA knew that by delaying it and taking that extra year of development and releasing it fall 2021 will hopefully pay off and fingers crossed it does. Secondly because of that decision it’s given the team more hands on and time with these next generation of consoles, to one create a battlefield experience like no other that takes complete full advantage of the power of these next generation of console. So stuff like;
- Higher frame rates
- Higher quality textures and lighting
- Ray Tracing
- Ambient sound inclusion and 3D Audio
- Native 4K 60
and much more.
Because of the hardware limitations of last gen it would be extremely hard for DICE to create a true next generation experience for the franchise moving forward. With that said this takes me to my last point - Nov Q2 2020 and Feb Q3 2021 EA’s investors calls, even during the EA Play tech demo last year EA has said and I quote “We want to deliver a truly defining next generation experience for the franchise.” In this weeks call Q3 there was no reference or remarks made about a last gen release or anything like that, the only words they have used to describe the next Battlefield entry is by throwing around “next gen” and “deliver a true next generation experience for the franchise.”
So with all that said i personally don’t think we will see Battlefield 6 come to last gen however there is a possibility that they could potentially release it on those platforms to one maximise sales and if this does happen don’t expect this master piece of a game on last gen. Don’t expect 120 player counts, high frame rates, higher quality textures and ray tracing and so on, on the last gen consoles obviously due to hardware limitations. If you are someone who still hasn’t gotten a next gen consoles or isn’t planning on getting one this year but wants to get Battlefield 6, then I’d personally keep my expectations low for the last gen version/release if they do decide to also release it on this systems.