Up until recently I wasn't expecting BF6 until holiday season 2021, but the recent leaks and official info have me thinking they are targeting April 2021.
- Officially EA has stated BF6 will be released fiscal year 2021. Which runs April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 for EA.
- A 'leaker' on Twitter stated "You'll be a happy bunny next year then " in response to another tweet from someone wishing BF6 would return to a modern setting. That 'happy bunny' statement seems like a reference to Easter, which would fit within the official release window.
- That same leaker mentioned that DICE is developing BF6 for both current gen and next gen consoles. That dual development approach makes less and less sense the further away you get from the release of PS5 and XBSX.
- From 2015 to 2018 DICE had been releasing a AAA shooter every year. Based on that trend DICE is already overdue for a new AAA title. An April 2021 release would mean BF6 had ~2.5x the normal development. (This is assuming BF6 had the combined resourses of both the Battlefield and Battlefront teams after BFV was released)