EA has confirmed Battlefield 6 will be revealed on June 9, and will indeed sport the Battlefield name, though further details were kept quiet. The reveal event will take place at 7 a.m. PT, 10 a.m. ET and 3 p.m. BST.
The Battlefield Twitter account tweeted the reveal along with a small clip that showed the information being formed out for what’s best described as blue static light. We can take this as a hint that Battlefield 6 will indeed be set in a modern-day or near-future setting.
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Given the volume of recent leaks around Battlefield 6, it’s not surprising that an official reveal is imminent.
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From what we know so far, the game will be cross-generation covering the PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5, with enhancements for the new Microsoft and Sony consoles. Developer Dice has stressed the Battlefield 6 is designed to be a “true next-gen experience” regardless of its cross generation ambitions.
There’s also a chance you might be able to play the game before its official release, as an alpha is reportedly scheduled for July, likely letting players give the game's multiplayer mode for a spin. Speaking of which, multiplayer matches are now tipped to support 128 players per online game, ramping up the figure from a maximum of 64 players.
From the footage and screenshots so far, we have some glimpses at a potentially tropical location, at least for one map, and a near-future setting; robot dogs will apparently be a thing, though we’ve yet to get a glimpse at such mechanical canines.
Given the reveal will happen next week, we’d be fairly confident that Battlefield 6 will arrive this year, likely around the holiday time. As such, that gives you time to hunt down a PS5 restock or an Xbox Series X restock, so you can enjoy the best version of the game on console. Unless the PC is your platform of choice, then check out our best gaming PCs list if you need a new gaming rig.
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