In July of this year, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen stated that 2016 would see a new title in the Battlefield franchise. More news game last week when EA opened a new studio division headed by former Xbox 360 boss Peter Moore. In the announcement by CEO Andrew Wilson named that one of the franchises to be handled by Moore’s team would be Battlefield.
Over the years the Battlfield has proven to be EA’s marquee first person shooter. However, with the shifting of players inside EA working on Battlefield concerns have been raised that the game would not be released in 2016. To the rescue of our conerns, DICE development director Dan Vanderlind tweeted:
Now that we've shipped Battlefront and a part of the team continues to work on it, I am moving on to another project, the next Battlefield..
— Dan Vaderlind (@mrVaderdan) December 11, 2015
With Vanderlind and the rest of the DICE team moving on to the Battlefield franchise expectations are high for a return to traditional military combat instead of last year’s Battlefield Hardline developed by Visceral.