|A way out||2018|
Now let’s dive into something everyone seems to be waiting for…
Nothing can be sweeter for Battlefield fans than knowing that DICE and EA have confirmed a new game arriving later on this year. Naturally, knowing a bit is never enough, we’ve all been left wondering what the upcoming title will have in store for us, and whether it will build on the World War 1 setting that we fell in love with in Battlefield 1.
So far, we know that the big reveal will take place next week, but we have some scoops that you’ll be interested in knowing. Initially, it all started out as a leak which suggested that the new game will be a co-op replica of what we came to know, along with a heart-breaking main story –similar to the campaigns we played on repeat in Battlefield 1.
In other words, you can expect that you’ll be able to enjoy the freedom of the sky and land by operating special vehicles, and possibly even boats. But, among some of the least exciting rumors, we’ve heard that there will be loot boxes scattered around as well, yet nothing has yet been officially confirmed.
Battlefield 5 news
As previously mentioned, DICE and Electronic Arts (EA) have announced the official reveal for Battlefield 5, and it all takes place today, May 23. As always, the creators have been as enigmatic as possible, letting us fester in this atmosphere of mystery and anticipation. Even more so, the official website appears with nothing more than a few words (i.e., #Battlefield and Never Be the Same), along with a date.
Whether they are trying to tease us with the possibility of a change occurring, or whether something is genuinely happening, we can’t be 100% sure. But, what is certain is that the first gameplay tease has also been revealed in a new and surprising tweet in which an Xbox Marketing partnership was alluded to, and it concerned the World War setting.
Battlefield 5 release date
As to when this game is bound to be released, we merely know that 2018 will be the year. Aside from that, not much else has been revealed, and we sense that element of surprise and mystery being a constant in the Battlefield world. It’s noteworthy to mention that this news was offered to the public alongside a delay for Anthem, which is now scheduled for early 2018 -with the company deciding to focus on the renowned Battlefield shooter franchise rather than Anthem.
In fact, EA did confirm that Battlefield 5 will be the headliner during its EA Play event of E3 2018. Much anticipated already, the reveal which will take place in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium is set to happen during June 9 and June 11.
Battlefield 5 gameplay
Concerning gameplay, patience is sure to be needed, as we won’t see any gameplay for a few months. However, there are quite a few assumptions we could make. As we have gotten used to, Battlefield is one of those games that focuses on sheer size and scalability, particularly concerning its multiplayer campaigns. By contrast, the solo missions are much smaller in size, and although catchy, they don’t capture the essence of why Battlefield has become a phenomenon. Personally, we can’t help but love the personal stories of a few select soldiers trying to survive the futile destruction of cities, lives, and country, but not everyone seems to agree.
Nevertheless, we firmly believe that Battlefield 1 has more than delivered in both solo and multiplayer efforts, mesmerizing its audience with thrilling and heart-gasping campaigns and memorable online shootings. Not only is there a wide range of different vehicles and guns to choose from, but you also have melee weapons and gruesome hand-to-hand deaths. Although chaotic and possibly frustrating in the beginning, Battlefield is all about experimentation when playing with your friends, and leaving a smokescreen of havoc as you explore all game modes.
Another episodic campaign
As a rule of thumb, shooter campaigns can be a bit of a hit or miss. But, Battlefield likes to impress it, so none of that is applicable here. While the campaigns were quite short, it was humbling to see all the names of playable soldiers and locations -creating a more introspective picture of how WWII was truly like.
Yes, it’s true that these missions didn’t serve as a history class, but a lesson in humility and emotional investment. Not only did we feel involved in our characters, but also the ideas and freedom they were fighting for.
Battlefield 5 Battle Royale
Another rumor we can’t help take notice of is that Battlefield 5 will feature an outstanding battle royal mode. Of course, there are multiple things which need to fall into place before this becomes a reality, but an anonymous source did tell VentureBeat that Battlefield 5 might not yet be prepared to incorporate the Battle Royal theme by the time it’s planning to launch. But, we can always keep our fingers crossed.
The Expansion to Naval battles
The truth is that not everyone was thrilled about the possibility of seeing loot boxes in a new Battlefield game, particularly when considering the entire experience from Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
The only clue we got concerning the loot boxes was from the leak, not officially from DICE or EA, so for the moment, nothing is set in stone. But, what has been hinted is that the upcoming game will feature even more weapon skins and vehicle types. In fact, everything points to a customization option which hasn’t ever before possible, and we are buzzing with excitement.
Another thing to point out is that Battlefield 1 never expanded their reach to naval battles. But, it seems it’s all about the change. Yes, you could say that you’ve had historic crashing zeppelins, speeding trains in the hot and arid Arabian Desert, and surprise grenades as your circled what you thought was a sandy beach. However, we like Battlefield to offer anything our imagination could think of, and usually, it does become a reality.
That’s precisely why we are this enthused about Battlefield 5 expanding on some areas that we feel could fit the style of the game, perhaps with an assortment of stunning vehicles capable of ruling the seas.
What do we expect from Battlefield 5?
We can’t yet predict or even speculate to whether the World War II setting has been locked in. But, what we can say is that if this becomes a reality, it will give the World War I story even more important than once anticipated. After all, COD has single-handedly given the FPS community shooter fatigue, and it’s time to change that.
We have lots of expectations regarding this game and its campaigns, and that might be why DICE and EA have been statement shy. The stakes are high, but we expect to witness the reality of scenes such as:
- The siege of Stalingrad
- The Normandy landings
All in all, whether the focus will be on a single campaign or another immersive co-op, we can’t be sure. But, incorporating variations is one of the most straightforward and obvious solutions, and we can already imagine spending months trying to master the game and conquer the battle while our squad tirelessly works towards pushing the fight forward and getting to objectives.