EA hints (pretty obviously) at a Battlefield 6 reveal in June

A technical concept from Battlefield 6, possibly.
(Image credit: EA)

A rumor surfaced last week saying that Battlefield 6, or whatever the next Battlefield game ends up being called, would be officially announced on May 6. Alas, today is May 10, and there's been no sight of it—sometimes rumors are just rumors, it turns out. And today, Electronic Arts hinted pretty strongly that we won't actually be getting a proper look at the game until June.

"Words that rhyme with Soon," it tweeted. "June. Boom."

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That's an awfully clear sign that the next Battlefield will finally be unveiled sometime next month. My first thought is that a June reveal would actually be a little later than expected, as EA said in February that it would be officially revealed in spring. But I googled it, as one does, and it turns out that spring doesn't end until June 20, which gives EA the better part of a month to get things done within its self-imposed deadline.

More importantly, June is also the month of E3, which will run as a digital event for 2021, from June 12-15. Publisher press events at E3 are traditionally where big reveals like this happen.

It's just one cryptic tweet, so obviously you can't put too much stock into it, but it's also worth noting that the word "soon" figures prominently in the pinned tweet on the Battlefield account: "Get ready for our reveal soon™."

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.