Battlefield 6 could be called Battlefield 2042
Credit: EA Games
The Battlefield franchise from EA Games and developer DICE could be headed back to the future. Just not quite as far into the future as the series has gone in the past.
Battlefield 2142 came out way back in 2006. It was a far-future game of large-scale combat replete with mechs and other futuristic flair.
If leaks and rumors are to be believed, the next game in the first-person shooter franchise will leap into the future, but only a smidge. This year¨s Battlefield will be titled Battlefield 2042. That¨s 100 years prior to the events of Battlefield 2142. Interestingly, 2042 is exactly 21 years into the future from 2021, essentially twice as far into the 21st century as we are now. This, more than anything, makes me believe that the leak is valid.
The leak not only reveals the name of the game, but also a slice of its cover art:
Credit: EA Games
This certainly looks like the cover art we¨ve seen in past Battlefield games:
Battlefield 4 cover art
Battlefield V cover art
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The washed out, almost monochromatic feel with a burst of fiery orange. This one has a greenish tinge to it, as opposed to blue or grey, but it¨s definitely in keeping with the series¨ cover-art style.
It could still be fake, of course. But recent leaked images suggest a near-future game that jibes perfectly with Battlefield 2042 as a title.
Stay tuned for more coverage of Battlefield 2021 / 6 / 2042 leaks ahead of the game¨s big reveal this coming week.
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