A new report about the release of Battlefield 6, this year's new Battlefield game, has fans of the first-person shooter series divided. The Battlefield 6 reveal trailer is expected to be revealed next month, and ahead of this, EA and DICE are radio silent. Despite this, the game has been in the headlines plenty thanks to rumors, reports, and leaks about the first-person shooter, including many from industry insider and leaker Tom Henderson.
Taking to Twitter, Henderson shared a brand new report about the game, relaying word that he hasn't heard anything concrete about the game coming to last-gen consoles, which is to say PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and Xbox One X. And as Henderson notes, this indicates that it's probably because it will be exclusive to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Adding to this, Henderson brings up the reports that Battlefield 6 will be offered through Xbox Game Pass the day it releases, noting this is probably to boost the player count because it won't be on last-gen consoles.
"In other news, I still have yet to hear anything concrete that Battlefield will come to past-gen consoles," said Henderson. "Theory - it indicates to me that it probably won't and the biggest reason Battlefield will come to the Xbox Game Pass on day one is to boost up player numbers."
As you would expect, this report has been met with skepticism, with many noting it's very much unlike EA to leave money on the table, which it would be doing if it doesn't put the game on last-gen consoles. In fact, it will leave a ton of money on the table. Players are also simply divided about the report and whether or not it's good news or bad news.
Good News for the Game, Bad News for Some Players
dayum thats good news in general for the game cause this means it will be much better
but bad news for people who dont have ps5/series x/s— Usman (@SKizzleAXE) April 15, 2021
Good Move, But Not Fair
Good move i think how ever its not fare on last gen peeps :-s do you recon they could have a different studio to do the last gen version?— Cal Carson (@Calum11036454) April 15, 2021
Last-Gen Version Will Hold the Game Back
Also makes sense with the power of next gen. Means the game won’t be held back.— Jordan | JXB (@jordanxbrookes) April 15, 2021
I'm sorry but I ain't dropping $500 to play a $70 game.
No dice— Roberto (@roberdover) April 15, 2021
It's Not Like the PS5 and Xbox Series X Are Hard to Find
That's good news considering only about 5 new consoles where available in Australia and no more on the horizon for 6 months to a year..— Next gen shooters?? (@PleasureMaster1) April 15, 2021
At Least It Won't Be Another Cyberpunk 2077 Situation
At least we will not have to worry about a similar fiasco as Cyberpunk on older consoles— Raizer (@Raizer_1993) April 15, 2021
Seems Like the Wrong Move
Im all for next gen only games however with all thats going on im honestly against it.— вгапdоп 🇮🇹🇵🇷 (@noiisserpmii) April 15, 2021