EA confirms new Battlefield is coming in 2016

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EA has confirmed a new Battlefield game will be released in 2016.

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed today’s news during a recent investor call where he was asked about future key titles. “"What we've said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles," he said. "This year it's Star Wars: Battlefront. Next year, it's another Battlefield title."

Star Wars: Battlefront is releasing on November 17 with its first free piece of downloadable content, Battle of Jakku releasing just a few weeks later. Considering we can expect several months of regular content updates to Star Wars: Battlefront, we wouldn’t be surprised if EA has a late 2016 release planned for the new Battlefield game. Considering how different an experience both Battlefront and Battlefield Hardline offered, we're sure fans of the series will be happy to see it return to its military-shooter roots.

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    July 31, 2015 7:12 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, EA confirms new Battlefield is coming in 2016

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      July 31, 2015 7:14 AM

      Crazy rumors have the next Battlefield as a mixture of WWI and WWII.

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        July 31, 2015 7:24 AM

        I seriously want another WWII era game. Seeing a bit of WWI would be neat could see them starting near the end of it when weapons like the Thompson and BAR were technically available.

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        July 31, 2015 8:17 AM

        Sooo, like a different universe kind of thing?

        Whats a mixture of ww1 and ww2?

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          July 31, 2015 8:21 AM

          Early in WWII there were still a number of WWI weapons around and they were used. Battlefield never really used those. Now there is a good reason... they sucked and those forces were wiped out. It would still be interesting to play team battles with both sides limited to those earlier weapons

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            July 31, 2015 8:26 AM

            Sides? Limited weapons? You are sounding like the early 2000s here. I will believe Battlefield going that route when I see it.

            I have been holding off getting Verdun too because WW1 combat sounds like a pixel hunting plink fest. Has anyone tried that and still thought BF should do WW1?

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              July 31, 2015 8:32 AM

              I think world war1 could be interesting if done maybe in a single player experience... Maybe.

              Its just too insane of a mess to really make into a fun multiplayer shooter.

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                July 31, 2015 11:25 AM

                The later parts of the war could make for interesting MP gameplay. By 1917/1918 a lot of the tactics used in WWII had been developed, combined arms combat and whatnot was finally coming to the fore. Artillery had been drastically streamlined and made more effective. Tanks had started seeing real combat, and even some aerial combat. I think that could make for a great setting if handled properly.

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              July 31, 2015 11:15 AM

              People made an American War of Independence mod for HL and that mod was more fun than you'd think it would be.

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                July 31, 2015 11:29 AM

                I played it. It was both fun and weird. Everyone ran forward. Loaded up. Shot. Missed. Then either bayonet rushed or tried to hide for reloading.

                If I remember, reloading was the biggest problem since the guns were so inaccurate. But, you may be right. Fun could be had. Have you tried that Verdun game?

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                  July 31, 2015 11:35 AM

                  I have it installed bit never touched it. It was gift from my brother. He and my cousin I see the playing it off and on.

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                  July 31, 2015 11:56 AM

                  Did you guys ever play the Mount and Musket mod for Mount and Blade? We had a few Shackbattles back in the day.

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            July 31, 2015 9:40 AM

            The Springfield 1903, K98, Mosin-Nagant, 1911, M1919, BAR, Thompson SMG, Lee-Enfield, and a few others were carry overs that pretty much stayed in service through the war.

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        July 31, 2015 10:44 AM

        That would be sweet. If that was true I might actually play this one.

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      July 31, 2015 7:23 AM

      RIP Battlefield Star Wars?

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        July 31, 2015 7:30 AM

        Good to know I can skip it then and postpone my next rig another year.

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        July 31, 2015 8:43 AM

        They are going to be very distinct experiences.

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      July 31, 2015 7:40 AM

      EA confirms sky is blue

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      July 31, 2015 7:48 AM

      WW2 or GTFO.

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      July 31, 2015 8:04 AM

      Seems like they're going all Gituar Hero on the franchise now.

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        July 31, 2015 8:31 AM

        Battlefield 1942 - 2002
        Road to rome - 2003
        Secret weapons - 2003
        Battlefield vietnam - 2004
        Battlefield 2 - 2005
        Special forces - 2005
        Euro force - 2006
        Armored fury - 2006
        Bf2: modern combat - 2005
        Battlefield 2142 - 2006
        Northern strike - 2007
        Bad company: 2008
        Battlefield heroes - 2009
        Battlefield 1943 - 2009
        Bad company 2 - 2010
        Bad company vietnam - 2010
        Battlefield online - 2010
        Battlefield play4free - 2011
        Battlefield3 - 2011
        Bf3: return to karkland - 2011
        Bf3: close quarters - 2012
        Bf3: armored kill - 2012
        Bf3: aftermath - 2012
        Bf3: end game - 2013
        Battlefied4 - 2013
        Bf4: china rising - 2013
        Bf4: second assault - 2014
        Bf4: naval strike - 2014
        Bf4: dragons teeth - 2014
        Bf4: final stand - 2014
        Battlefield hardline - 2015

        Think we are already in guitar hero territory.

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          July 31, 2015 9:42 AM

          Even if you ignore DLC, that list stands. People who complain about BF release schedule weren't paying attention until that gap between 2142 and BC2 on PC. That was abnormal for the series.

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          July 31, 2015 9:43 AM

          Do the same thing with call of duty

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          July 31, 2015 10:09 AM

          So the time between BC2 and BF3 was actually five months shorter then the time between BF3 and BF4. That's not how I remember it at all. In fact, I'm having a real hard time accepting the idea that BF3 is a 2011 game, less then three months away from it's fourth birthday. There simply no way that much time has passed.
          The only logical explanation is that someone is selectively erasing my memory.

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        July 31, 2015 10:19 AM

        Battlefield: Green Day

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      July 31, 2015 8:18 AM

      2143 pls.

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        August 4, 2015 5:07 AM

        This. So much.

        BF2142 has the been the best of the series for me.

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      July 31, 2015 9:32 AM

      F that. I am mostly BFed out. I am kind of considering Battlefront while being annoyed at being sold SW in a BF skin, but ok, not touching Hardline and not clamoring for a sequel to BF4 right now.

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      July 31, 2015 9:42 AM

      Make it Bad Company and I'm in.

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        July 31, 2015 10:05 AM

        It'll probably be BF5 another modern/sort of futuristic game no one particularly wants at this point.

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        July 31, 2015 10:41 AM

        Yes I want BC3 so bad..... I want the story-lines of the first two to finally merge and I want gold M-Com stations again damnit!

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        July 31, 2015 12:04 PM

        I want the third to be a big open world like Just Cause with a Red Dawn style campaign.

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        July 31, 2015 12:59 PM

        Ditto. BC2 is my favorite Battlefield game. Give me more!

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      July 31, 2015 9:42 AM

      "hey guys, you know that game we come out with every 18 months? we're making a new one!"

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      July 31, 2015 12:41 PM

      Nice! I really want to see how this looks and what they are going to bring to the table, also I wonder if Frostbite 4 is ready aka DX12!

      You know what I really want... I would love a Battlefield game that was like Farcry and open world and a SP and drop in Co Op game that be Ace

      It be cool if they separated the SP and MP and had two teams working on both so they be even better.

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      July 31, 2015 1:04 PM

      I remember EA announcing something to this effect a year or so ago: Star Wars-themed shooter in 2015 (the Battlefront name resurgence hadn't yet been confirmed), and a new BF in 2016.

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      July 31, 2015 1:08 PM

      Battlefield 5 / Bad Company 3
      DirectX 12 only
      Vive/Oculus Support
      No more doritos

      sploooooge

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      July 31, 2015 1:09 PM

      I think the timing is perfect for a Battlefied: U.S Civil War

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      August 1, 2015 3:54 PM

      Sorry, I'm not interested in beta testing a new revision of battlefield for EA for $70.