• EA and DICE confirmed that the next "Battlefield" game is in development
  • Fans anticipate that the game could release this year
  • A new set of rumors reveals more details about "Battlefield 6"

After confirming that "Battlefield 6" is in development and announcing that it is due for the 2021 release, EA and DICE went radio silent. The avalanche of information about the next first-person shooter title regularly comes from leaks and rumors courtesy of industry insiders. Interestingly, the latest information about the upcoming title reveals the plot of the game, as well as the sad claim that it would not launch on previous generation gaming consoles.

On Twitter, industry insider Tom Henderson shared details on the setting and conflict upon which "Battlefield 6" would center. According to the insider, the upcoming FPS installment's plot would revolve around the conflict between the U.S. and Russia. The player's in-game character would take the role of a special operative from other 'fallen nations,' says Henderson.

Apparently, all other nations in "Battlefield 6" are playable, in some capacity, according to the insider. Henderson also speculated that Russia might have conquered the island to exploit its resources and the U.S. would try to infiltrate or capture it. It appears that the insider is referring to the game's multiplayer.

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Henderson also mentioned a few days ago that the upcoming title from EA and DICE might disappoint previous-generation gaming console owners. It appears that "Battlefield 6" would not release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Henderson theorized that to boost the game's player numbers, devs might launch on Xbox Game Pass on day 1.

While the insider did not offer more details about this claim, he said that he had not heard anything about the game releasing on previous-gen gaming systems. "Battlefield 6" could release in the latter part of this year. Some fans believe that no news could mean bad news, as in this case, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners.

Henderson's claim about the game's launch platforms seemingly aligns with what DICE and EA said in the past. In an interview with Gamespot, DICE, after confirming that the next "Battlefield" title is in development, said it was "targeting new innovation that will be enabled by next-gen platforms."

In the absence of official confirmation about these new details about "Battlefield 6," fans should temper their excitement and treat this new information with a pinch of salt.