The next Battlefield game is rumored to take players to World War II, continuing the timeline after the previous entry in the series, Battlefield 1, focused on World War I.
If true, then the Battlefield franchise will find itself in the same era as the Call of Duty series, which moved from the futuristic theme of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare back to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII.
Battlefield V Will Be Set In World War II
According to a report by GamesBeat, the next Battlefield game will return the series to World War II, for the first time since Battlefield 1943 was released in 2009.
The sources added that the internal name of the game at publisher Electronic Arts was Battlefield 2, which would make sense as the sequel to Battlefield 1. The Battlefield franchise has never followed the normal way of naming its entries though, and apparently, the next game will be titled Battlefield V.
The report clarified that Battlefield V will not be a remastered version of Battlefield 2, which was released in 2005. It will be an entirely new game, and Electronic Arts will reveal it soon. There is no launch date revealed yet for Battlefield V, but it will be within the year.
A separate report by USgamer revealed more information about Battlefield V. The game will bring back loot boxes, but the contents will only be cosmetic items and will have no effect on gameplay. There will also apparently be many more customization options for players, compared to the previous entries in the series.
Meanwhile, the reports debunk rumors that developer DICE is working in the followup to Battlefield: Bad Company 3, which was set in the Vietnam War. In addition, a placeholder logo has also appeared online on Reddit.
Call Of Duty Series Revived
Shooters set in World War II remain very popular among gamers, as can be seen from the success of Call of Duty: WWII.
Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game of 2017, according to a report by industry tracking firm NPD Group. The entry is now the best-selling title in the Call of Duty series since the peak of the franchise in 2012 with Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This was a welcome turnaround, as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare failed to resonate with fans of the series.
A recent report claimed that the Call of Duty franchise will continue with the things that have previously worked for it. This year's entry for the series is rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and it is said to be heading to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.