EA Officially Confirms Battlefield 2142

Electronic Arts and the recently fully-acquired studio Digital Illusions officially announced Battlefield 2142, the next game in the popular FPS franchise. The game will support 64 players online, with some battling on the front lines, and others behind-the-scenes in Commander Mode. The futuristic title will feature an arsenal including high-tech assault rifles, cloaking devices, EMP grenades and sentry guns. Various vehicles including aircraft and new hulking mechs will enter the fray as well.

Story-wise, a new ice age has caused a shortage of fertile soil, and the European Union and Pan Asian Coalition superpowers are vying for control over the land. The game is expected to ship this fall for PC.