Battlefield 5 has finally been confirmed to be returning to World War 2, according to a recent report by Jeffrey Grubb, of VentureBeat. The game will apparently be releasing sometime later this year, and will be the first time the company has returned to World War 2 since 2009 with Battlefield 1943, an online shooter.
This upcoming Battlefield game, however, will be a fully-fledged game, likely featuring both a single player and multiplayer option as previous Battlefield games have before it. Whether it will function on a Battlefield 1 like level, with players shifting protagonists in various different theaters of the war, remains to be seen.
Battlefield 1 was one of DICE’s most popular Battlefield games in several years, especially after Battlefield 4, which got a lot of criticism for a lackluster story and a great deal of technical problems in the game’s multiplayer. Hopefully Battlefield 5 will be able to imitate Battlefield 1’s successes, especially with the current boom of World War 2 games.
Alongside the announcement of Battlefield 5, Battlefield 1 will be getting a bit more DLC before DICE sets it aside in favor of the next game. Players will be able to take part in the new Air Assault mode on two new maps, and a new expansion pack known as Apocalypse will take players to five different maps such as the Battle of Passchendaele on the Western Front, and the Battle of Caporetto between Austria-Hungary and Italy.
Hopefully Battlefield 5 will do everything that Battlefield 1 did and more, giving players new ways to play in a historical period that’s been long-missed for many first person shooter games. If this next Battlefield game can also continue to put out fun maps and new weapons like Battlefield 1 has been doing, that will also be a plus.
Either way, we’ll see more of the game at EA Play this summer, so be on the lookout.