We know Battlefield 6 (or whatever it will be called) is currently in the works and the game is expected to see an announcement in May. However, if you don’t own a high-end PC or current-gen console, you may want to start shopping around for one. According to a new report by a reputable Battlefield 6 leaker Tom Henderson, the game might skip PS4 and Xbox One entirely in favour of PS5, PC and Xbox Series X/S.
While EA Games has yet to announce the exact platforms for the upcoming shooter, we do know that the game is in development for a holiday 2021 release window. We have heard in the past that the developers were struggling with the old-gen port of the game and were cutting out some features in order to get the shooter to run on PS4 and Xbox One. Namely, Battlefield 6 would feature larger game sizes with more players and improved destruction on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
According to Tom Henderson, he has yet to hear any concrete information regarding Battlefield 6 releasing on PS4 and Xbox One. Basically, even though he knows the game is real and in development, his sources have yet to confirm an old-gen console release. Perhaps all he has heard up to this point is information regarding the current-gen port.
While Tom does not back this statement up with any solid evidence, he has previously revealed information regarding Battlefield 6 that has ended up getting him banned from Twitter. Perhaps EA is trying to silence the leaks?
EA Games has stated in the past that the next-gen (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S) consoles would enable them to deliver a “true next-gen vision for the franchise with never before seen scale”. The company has yet to confirm an old-gen port.
Perhaps the recent catastrophe surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 and its magnitude of issues on PS4 and Xbox One has forced EA to drop support for the old-gen consoles in order to achieve their goal in Battlefield 6. It would make sense. The game is set to be a standalone title that the company will grow over the next five years and including PS4 and Xbox One in that equation might not be possible. It may be time to move on for good.
In other news, I still have yet to hear anything concrete that #BATTLEFIELD will come to past gen consoles. Theory – It indicates to me that it probably won’t and the biggest reason #BATTLEFIELD will come to the Xbox Game Pass on day 1 is to boost up player numbers.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 15, 2021