Battlefield 1 will be the most recent Battlefield game for the next couple of years. Speaking with investors, EA CFO Black Jorgensen explained that there won’t be “another Battlefield back for a couple of years.”
Jorgensen identifies the next few years as ones belonging to Star Wars. We have the one Respawn is working on, a sequel to Star Wars Battlefront next year and other announced titles. There’s too much Star Wars going on in the house of EA for DICE to work on a new Battlefield already.
Jorgensen also recognized the criticism of Star Wars Battlefront:
“I think if there was criticism, they just wanted more…And so we’re taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had…
…The other thing is, we were really working with the old canvas of Star Wars, the old trilogy…Next year we’ll have the opportunity to leverage more of that content from the new movies and we think that’ll make the opportunity much larger.”
Battlefield 1 deserves the time to breathe, anyways
Most Battlefield fans are happy with the multiplayer that Battlefield 1 has to offer. I know I have mixed feelings, but I get that the die-hards are really enjoying the game DICE made. Good for them, too.
Battlefield 1 absolutely deserves at least a couple of years to serve as the lead game. Who knows, the time with only one title might push the next to even stronger sales when it finally comes.