Next Battlefield Game Releasing In Holiday 2021

EA has shared a few more tidbits about its next Battlefield game. During the company’s November earnings call, it confirmed that the next Battlefield game is coming to next-generation consoles in holiday 2021, with more details to be revealed in the spring.

“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale,” EA said during the call. “The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a truly next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on playtesting underway internally.” Moreover, EA confirmed that the next Battlefield game “is set to launch in holiday 2021,” and the studio says it will share “a lot more about the game in the spring.”

Later in the call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson talked a bit more about how the game’s development is progressing:

“We have rallied that entire studio [DICE] around the development of Battlefield specifically. We’ve given them an

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EA CEO: The next Battlefield is coming holiday 2021

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson today said that the next Battlefield game (which may or may not be called Battlefield 6) is coming in the holiday season of 2021.

Wilson made the comments during an analyst call about EA’s earnings for the second fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) ended September 30.

He said that EA expects to share a lot more about the game in the spring. He also said that DICE is creating “our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale. The technical advancements of the new [PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S] consoles are [enabling] the team to deliver on a true next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team’s been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community.”

Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer, added in the call with analysts that Battlefield and other titles would

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Research to bring more secure software for autonomous battlefield operations


IMAGE: A soldier hand-launches a drone during operational testing at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Credit: U.S. Army Operational Test Command photo/Tad Browning

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drones and other unmanned machines can save human lives on the battlefield, but adversaries could hack into their artificial intelligence software.

Purdue University will be leading research in partnership with Princeton University on ways to protect the software of these autonomous systems by making their machine learning algorithms more secure. These algorithms are what the machines rely on to make decisions and adapt on the battlefield.

The project, part of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Army Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2), is backed by up to $3.7 million for five years. The A2I2 program is a new, multi-faceted research initiative that aims to build up a research infrastructure within ARL to study artificial intelligence. This infrastructure includes cooperative agreements with Purdue and other leading

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