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Battlefield 6 may be set in modern times

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What you need to know

  • Battlefield 6 is under development at DICE.
  • Insiders suggest that it takes place in modern times.
  • It's unclear what the focus will be this time around.
  • Battlefield V wasn't as well-received as EA had hoped.

Battlefield is a major EA franchise, but the latest entry, Battlefield V didn't set the sales charts on fire. I'm speculating here, but many gamers want a return to modern times? It seems like EA thinks so because many insiders are saying that Battlefield 6 does exactly that.

Battlefield has always been about tactical combat, and it'll be interesting to see how Battlefield 6 pushes this further on next-generation hardware. Don't expect the game this year though, but from what we've heard, it's in the early stages of development. As with any such rumor, take it with the grain of salt until we receive official confirmation.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Let's go further! I want mechs!!!
  • Or even further, I want to fight using psychic powers only! Hell no. WW1 and WW2 are fine, even Korea or Vietnam. Modern Warfare is just not interesting.
  • I'd love to see 2142 again but I don't believe the futuristic theater isn't what the majority wants.
  • I'd LOVE to see a fully updated (with the latest engine and visuals) version of Battlefield 2142.
    I loved the Mechs and the Carrier assaults and the vehicles, but it was too far ahead of it's time technically for the engine and the available hardware at the time.
  • Makes total sense with the success of Modern Warfare