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Battlefield was EA’s best answer to Activision’s juggernaut Call of Duty series, and hits like Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 helped grow the franchise. 2018’s Battlefield V, however, didn’t meet EA’s sales expectations.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) June 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Call of Duty has continued to dominate, thanks in large part to the free-to-play battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone. Battlefield’s own attempt at battle royale, Battlefield V’s Firestorm mode, didn’t gain much traction.
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This new game will give the series a chance to regain its momentum. EA has also mobile game studio Industrial Toys making a mobile version of Battlefield that should launch in 2022.
This reveal for Battlefield is happening just a few days before E3 starts June 12, which will bring with it a wave of other game announcements. EA is not taking part in E3, but it is holding a separate EA Play event on July 22.
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