Battlefield V Dev Looking Into How Battle Royale Could Work


EA Dice revealed details about the latest entry to the Battlefield series at a conference on May 23, 2018. They cover multiple game modes, take place over multiple maps, and they're all wrapped up in a four-day narrative journey that covers historical moments from World War II. But rather than focus on some of the war's biggest fronts, Battlefield 5 will center on the "unexpected battles and untold stories" for the Second Great War, according to DICE. The real bombshell was that BFV will not be sporting a "Premium Pass", so all additional maps and modes will be free.

Battlefield V will release on October 19th this year, while the Deluxe Edition will release on the October 16th, and through EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access on PC you'll be able to play from October 11th. I'm not sure if this is the actual single-player component or not, but there was a descriptor of "Evolving Live Service Journey" that made me a little tired.

If you go one step further and pre-order the Deluxe Edition, you'll receive the following items in addition to early access to the Open Beta. It was explained that you may never actually even see this final day in Grand Operations depending on how the teams fared earlier, but if you do it will really make for a dramatic experience. I'm hoping to see more proper gameplay later on at E3 though.

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New to Battlefield 5 is the Company, your "personalized collection of customized soldiers, weapons, and vehicles that you can tailor and grow as you play". There will be a mode called "Combined Arms", which will put up to four players up against waves of bots in a "wide variety of missions".

The chapter of war is also an interesting idea. Yes, no two Battle Royale games are similar, but neither game offers any sort of background story. Take on physical, all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single player War Stories. Ultimately, the current popularity surrounding the gameplay type could potentially lose momentum and favor with fans as time marches on, which would cause developers to have unnecessarily dedicated time and resources to the mode if the studio chose to move ahead with its addition.

In case you missed it, the Battlefield V live reveal was held last night and it was short but very sweet. A 30-minute reveal event that lightly touches on some of the new game modes, doesn't get into specific gameplay features and only shows one brief trailer does little to get me excited.