EA is definitely working on a new Battlefield game currently known as Battlefield 7. Well, it isn’t called that but it is the seventh game in the series so we’ll just refer to it as that for now. After the rocky launch of Battlefield 2042, which will go down as one of the most controversial game launches in recent history, EA plans to reboot the series in a new way.
According to EA boss Andrew Wilson, the next Battlefield game will be a “re-imagination of a truly connected ecosystem”. While Wilson didn’t explain what he meant during the publishers’ quarterly earning call, it is clear that EA wants to create a live-service, connected experience which might incorporate past and future games.
Keep in mind that EA recently canned its Battlefield Mobile game. The game was almost ready to release globally and due to the ongoing Battlefield 2042 drama, the publisher decided to cancel the project completely.
If EA didn’t cancel the game, perhaps this “ecosystem” would make more sense as you could connect your account across multiple titles and carry over purchases and progress. On the other hand, EA recently confirmed that the publisher was working on a platform to drive its live services going forward.
So at the moment, we can only speculate that Battlefield 7 would be a small part of a bigger experience from EA.
Previous Battlefield games, including 2042, includes past content from other titles in the form of maps and assets. However, this content wasn’t anything remarkable but more custom game modes with limited XP earnings.
Perhaps EA wants to expand on this by folding all the past games into one remaster. We can only hope the company uses its successful Battlefield games as an example of what to do going forward.