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Battlefield 6 reveal trailer set for June 9 ahead of E3 2021

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What you need to know

  • Electronic Arts has announced plans to unveil the next mainline Battlefield game on June 9 at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT / 3PM BST.
  • The virtual reveal is expected to provide our first look at the game ahead of its scheduled 2021 launch.

Electronic Arts has announced plans to unveil the next entry in the Battlefield series on June 9, ahead of its scheduled launch later this year. While little is known on the upcoming title, colloquially dubbed Battlefield 6, the military shooter is expected to return to a near-future setting, coupled with sizeable advancements on next-generation console and PC hardware.

While briefly teased in recent months, Electronic Arts has remained tight on details, with development steadily underway on the next title. The upcoming game will reportedly serve as a soft reboot, with reputable sources suggesting a title "Battlefield," centered on modern conflict. The publisher has teased the project as the largest Battlefield project to date, pushing higher player counts, increased destruction, and overall improved visuals.

Electronic Arts will share more on the next game on June 9, the publisher has announced via the official Battlefield Twitter account. The Battlefield 6 reveal, expected to provide a debut trailer spotlighting the new setting, will occur at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT / 3PM BST.

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Based on recent rumors, the next Battlefield title looks set to deliver a fresh experience, contrasting entries like Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V set during past world wars. The new title will reportedly feature modern-day weapons and gadgets, coupled with upcoming technologies like drones and military robots, best compared to themes seen in Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4. However, with significant technological advancements teased by Electronic Arts, hopes are high after a three-year hiatus for the Battlefield series.

While the June 9 reveal will provide our first look at Battlefield 6, we're expecting a more extensive gameplay showcase next month at the publisher's own EA Play Live event. The game is expected to launch later this year, both on the latest Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles, but also Xbox One and PlayStation 4, plus PC.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.