Next 'Battlefield' Installment Will Be Available On Last-Generation Consoles

A sound decision given next-gen console shortages.

Gaming
1,389 Hypes 1 Comments

Electronic Arts‘ CEO Andrew Wilson has reportedly confirmed in a recent investor call that despite being designed for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the upcoming installment of Battlefield will also run on last-gen consoles, including the PS4 and Xbox One.

Of course, the game will still make use of updated features such as its physics and artificial intelligence to improve “the immersive nature of the game.” The move shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the shortages next-gen consoles are facing. Just this week, a Sony executive has reportedly warned that PS5 delays could continue through 2022 due to global microchip shortages.

The news also comes just two months after EA announced that it’ll be delaying the next Need for Speed game so developers can focus on the next installment of Battlefield instead. While details regarding the game remain scarce at this point, the publisher has teased that more updates will come this June, and it also unveiled a new mobile game based on the franchise back in April.

Elsewhere in gaming, Amazon Game Studios has dropped a trailer for its upcoming MMO New World.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

'Battlefield 2042' Cross-Play Won't Be Cross-Generation
Gaming

'Battlefield 2042' Cross-Play Won't Be Cross-Generation

Previous-gen consoles are restricted to 64-player lobbies.

'Battlefield 2042' Will Fill 128-Player Online Matches With Bots
Gaming

'Battlefield 2042' Will Fill 128-Player Online Matches With Bots

Worrying that there might be too many vacant slots in matches.

'Battlefield 2042' Drops New Trailer Announcing Open Beta Dates
Gaming

'Battlefield 2042' Drops New Trailer Announcing Open Beta Dates

The new 128-player mode will be available to next-gen console gamers.


'Battlefield 2042' Has Officially Been Delayed
Gaming

'Battlefield 2042' Has Officially Been Delayed

EA cites Coronavirus effects on work arrangement difficulties.

GAP Declares Second-Quarter Dividends and Resumes Share Repurchase Program
Fashion 

GAP Declares Second-Quarter Dividends and Resumes Share Repurchase Program

It previously authorized $1 billion USD for the program.

McDonald's Picnic Set Is Perfect For Warm-Weather Outings Ahead
Food & Beverage

McDonald's Picnic Set Is Perfect For Warm-Weather Outings Ahead

An all-in-one convenient carry.

'Forbes' Names Conor McGregor, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo As the Highest-Paid Athletes of 2021
Sports

'Forbes' Names Conor McGregor, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo As the Highest-Paid Athletes of 2021

The top 10 athletes earned a pretax gross amount of $1.05 billion USD in the past 12 months.

Official Look at the Nike Air Total Max Uptempo "White/Green"
Footwear

Official Look at the Nike Air Total Max Uptempo "White/Green"

A clean two-toned twist on the 1997 silhouette.

adidas Sale of Reebok Could Fetch Only $1 Billion USD
Footwear 

adidas Sale of Reebok Could Fetch Only $1 Billion USD

Almost $3 billion USD less than the initial acquisition price.


Watch the Opening Scene From 'Spiral: From the Book of Saw'
Entertainment

Watch the Opening Scene From 'Spiral: From the Book of Saw'

“Live or die, make your choice.”

Chick-Fil-A Is Now Facing a Sauce Shortage
Food & Beverage

Chick-Fil-A Is Now Facing a Sauce Shortage

Customers can expect just one dipping sauce with their order.

The Official Trailer for 'The Forever Purge' Is Filled With Violence
Entertainment

The Official Trailer for 'The Forever Purge' Is Filled With Violence

The final installment in the franchise.

J. Cole Delivers Unmatchable Bars in First Ever 'L.A. Leakers' Freestyle
Music

J. Cole Delivers Unmatchable Bars in First Ever 'L.A. Leakers' Freestyle

Freestyling over the classics “93 ‘Til Infinity” and “Still Tippin.’”

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Vehicle Purchases
Automotive

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Vehicle Purchases

The announcement comes just three months after Tesla purchased $1.5 billion USD in Bitcoin.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.