Battlefield 6 didn’t take centre stage as expected during the recent EA Play event, but it did kind of get revealed during the show.
Replacing the company’s traditional E3 conference, EA Play featured a host of new game announcements and gameplay footage from upcoming games.
Fans were given a brief look at the likes of FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, as well as deep dives into Star Wars Squadrons, The Sims, Apex Legends, Lost in Random and Rocket Arena.
Towards the end of the show, EA also gave fans a brief glimpse of future projects from BioWare, Criterion and Motive.
Electronic Arts also showcased the Battlefield series, highlighting the evolution from last-gen to current-gen entries.
This was followed by a look at next-gen work in progress footage of what is assumed to be the next Battlefield game.
Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele said: “We are creating epic battles at a scale and fidelity unlike anything you’ve experienced before.”
The first clip showed early footage of a battlefield populated by hundreds of soldiers, followed by a second clip featuring an ultra-realistic character model.
You can watch the gameplay footage for yourself by skipping ahead to the 45 minute mark in the video below…
The footage was tagged as next-gen, which means the next Battlefield game will appear on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Dragon Age fans were also given hope that the series will make a return, as a fantasy world was shown during the BioWare segment.
Elsewhere, the title being developed by EA Motive is said to be a “highly ambitious and innovative new game that puts the power and creativity in your hands”.
According to Miele, the game wouldn’t have been possible without the additional benefits of next-gen technology.
Arguably the biggest and best news of the stream is that the cult classic Skate series is making a comeback.
Just weeks after the announcement of a new Tony Hawk game, EA confirmed that Skate was in the early stages of development.
There’s no word on a release date, but don’t expect this one until late 2021 at the very earliest.
The news that Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch this autumn was also worth staying up late for.