When it comes to Battlefield V Battle Royale mode, there’s not much information to go around. EA and DICE were laconic on their announcement about the mode hitting the next Battlefield title and other than that both companies were quiet about its gameplay. However, DICE has a good reason as to why they’re making it happen and it’s much simpler than everything we heard so far.
The battle royale genre is possibly the most popular one since last year. Many companies have tried to replicate the battle royale formula and mix it up with different mechanics to create something unique. Titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and even Realm Royale have succeeded in that manner and it remains to be seen how bigger franchises will be able to top that.
DICE is now bringing a Battlefield V Battle Royale mode into the library of similar titles out there, promising that it will stand up tall to the expectations while keeping the “Battlefield-style” intact. Speaking with Gamespot, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson at the EA Play event in Hollywood revealed that the idea of introducing a Battlefield V Battle Royale mode to the community was the product of hints amongst co-workers:
“I would be lying [if I said] there weren’t people in the studio that would play [battle royale games] a lot. We enjoy it. It’s good fun, and it brings a new perspective.”
He went on by saying that there was an “extremely big push” from inside DICE to make Battlefield V Battle Royale a reality. This isn’t some kind of peer pressure though as people inside DICE love playing battle royale games. “It’s a good sign when it comes from pure passion,” he explained.
It will be interesting to see how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout and Battlefield V Battle Royale will manage to tackle competition this year. When asked about their competitor, Gustavsson pointed out:
“We’re all game developers but also gamers. Looking forward to seeing where it takes us.”
There’s more to the announcement about Battlefield V Battle Royale than the aforementioned statement though. DICE has a ton of Battlefield assets ready to use and they felt like they “should” make it happen. Battlefield V releases October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and the game is available for pre-orders now.