Battlefield franchise to make a return to its military roots in 2016

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The game to follow Battlefield: Hardline is shaping up to be a “fun” new entry n the series says EA

The Battlefield game set to follow next year’s cops and robbers-style Battlefield: Hardline will see the franchise returning to its military roots.

That’s according to EA’s Blake Jorgensen,  who stated at the UBS Global Technology Conference that Hardline’s successor “will be a return to a Battlefield military-style game; more to come on that.”  Jorgensen did state that he’s seen the army-focused game in development and that it’s a "fun, new Battlefield."

Fans encouraged by the news will have to wait until 2016 to experience the game however. After Battlefield Hardline launches in March 2015, there won’t be another game in the series until the following year to give the game a chance to settle. As previously noted by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson. “We want to give Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline players more time to enjoy these games and immerse themselves in a game, the live service, and the community,”

In place of a new Battlefield game during the autumn 2015 launch window, EA are to release the new Star Wars Battlefront title, billed as the publisher’s “major first-person shooter” for the holiday season.

This pushes the next Battlefield game after Hardline into the third quarter of EA’s 2017 fiscal year, meaning that we won’t see the game until after October 2016.

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