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A no-brainer: For EA, it was really a pretty easy decision to support both console generations. Considering the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S only launched in November and given the aforementioned inventory and scalper issues, EA would be losing out on a massive install base if it didn’t put out a version of Battlefield for the PS4 and Xbox One.
A PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S won’t be required to play the next iteration in EA’s popular Battlefield franchise.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson during the company’s latest earnings call confirmed that the next game in the long-running first-person shooter franchise will be available for both current-gen (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and next-gen systems. That’s especially good news for gamers that haven’t yet been able to get their hands on a new console due to inventory issues as well as those that are still milking value from current-gen machines.
Wilson also noted that they have four studios focused on making the game “the best possible Battlefield it can be.”
Words that rhyme with Soon:— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 10, 2021
Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Battlefield teased a potential reveal in June.
Oh, and the game is also coming to the PC, should you have little interest in playing it on a console.
The new Battlefield game is expected sometime in the third quarter of this year.