It’s clear fans of first-person shooters are eagerly awaiting the release of Battlefield V, the next big game in the renowned series made by Swedish developer DICE.
And while DICE’s latest game, Star Wars Battlefront II, did not exactly receive rave reviews and was also controversial due to Electronic Arts initially wanting to saddle the game with “pay to win” microtransactions, it looks like the upcoming Battlefield game could be a chance for DICE to once again prove why they are amongst the best when it comes to making epic first-person shooter games.
Of course, given that the next Battlefield entry will be shipping later this year, EA has already began teasing the game, with the company’s CEO Andrew Wilson stating that the game will feature “compelling single player stories” as was recently reported on gamespot.com.
This is surely something many fans of military shooters will welcome, especially taking into account recent rumours that Activision will be dropping the single player campaign in their upcoming Call of Duty game, something which might help Battlefield get an edge over its rival this year.
“Building on the success of Battlefield 1 and taking inspiration from DICE’s core DNA, this new game will advance the state of the art for the franchise, while still delivering the signature gameplay and Battlefield moments that have captivated and grown our global community”, said Wilson.
EA’s head honcho, however, failed to confirm rumours that the next Battlefield game will be set during World War II, or that it will feature some kind of battle royale mode as some have suggested it might.
Wilson said, though, the game will boast “additional innovations in how we’re thinking about the future of multiplayer in first-person shooters”, hinting that perhaps we can expect something new in multiplayer in this year’s Battlefield, the aforementioned battle royale mode perhaps.
We still have to wait for EA to officially reveal the game though (hopefully soon enough) to know more about what to expect from this upcoming Battlefield, and it also remains to be seen whether this can match the earlier Battlefield 1, a great game which finished second only to Call of Duty in the US top-selling charts in 2016.
And there’s some heavyweight competition for Battlefield this year of course, in the form of Rockstar’s eagerly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and other games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which are also hitting shelves later this year.
Nonetheless, it is still clear that Battlefield V (if that is the game’s release title as rumoured) will be one of this year’s top gaming attractions, and is a game many will be looking forward to no doubt.