The development of the next Battlefield has now started. This is reported by the industry insider Tom Henderson in an article on Xfire. The game is therefore in the early concept phase.
According to one developer, the team learned “important lessons” from the fan-unpopular Battlefield 2042. Battlefield 7 is said to have been given the green light by EA, although its predecessor was “rated internally as a failure,” according to the report.
Who is Tom Henderson?
Tom Henderson, formerly known by the alias
The Long Sensation, looks back on a long history of leaks. He is best known for his precise predictions about CoD Modern Warfare and Warzone as well as Battlefield 2042. Henderson has proven direct sources in various major development studios and is considered a reliable source with his forecasts. However, since we cannot verify his statements, we always treat information about Battlefield 7 as a rumor.
Here’s what Henderson says about Battlefield 7:
- Many features from Battlefield 2042 should no longer return – so far, however, it is unclear which elements could be meant by this. Henderson suspects the number of 128 participants and the often criticized Specialists system could be affected.
- Currently going to be a lot Player feedback on the class system caught up. It is speculated that EA has now moved away from the plan of a genuine hero shooter. For example, a hybrid system of class and hero systems would be conceivable.
- According to Henderson, the setting is considered safe: Battlefield 7 should therefore again a modern military scenario in the near future serve. A return to historical settings like in Battlefield 5 and Battlefield 1 therefore seems impossible.
- Battlefield 7 is said to be currently in the so-called pre-production phase are located. The game concept is usually worked out to define an underlying design and goal for the game before the first prototypes are programmed.
And what about Battlefield 2042?
According to Henderson, while most of the development team has shifted its focus to Battlefield 7, a “strong and dedicated team continues to work on new content for Battlefield 2042.”
The roadmap envisages a total of four Battle Passes with four new Specialists, as well as with
Exposure already announced a new map that should appear in summer (after the start of Season 1 had been postponed):
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Incidentally, in his column, GameStar editor Fabiano no longer believes in a rescue of Battlefield 2042 – and still pleads for improvements.
Henderson anticipates that new modes, weapons, vehicles, and maps are definitely coming. There are also indications that the Specialists system will be revised and more closely based on the old classification system. In March, EA announced that it would radically rebuild the previous maps in order to enable a better flow of the game.