EA and Dice have announced the latest in their long-running Battlefield series overnight, and it will be called Battlefield V.
If you’re confused by their numbering you’re not alone, with this being the follow-up to Battlefield 1, which was actually the 13th main entry in the series. Or at least thereabouts.
Battlefield V will take us back to World War II, in what EA are touting as “the most immersive Battlefield yet”.
It promises a fresh portrayal of the massive conflict, via new and classic multiplayer modes. While Battlefield‘s main competitor in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is eschewing a traditional single player campaign, ‘War Stories’ makes a return from Battlefield 1.
The game will continue to evolve post-launch, with ‘Tides of War’ offering new events, challenges, battles and rewards for all Battlefield V owners.
DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson is naturally effusive about their aims for their new game.
“Battlefield V is a homecoming for DICE as a studio – a return to the era that came to define the Battlefield franchise. But as nostalgic as we are about World War 2, we wanted to challenge the preconception of the era with an unexpected portrayal of this familiar setting. Our vision with Battlefield V is to let players explore new and untold sides of the conflict that shaped the modern world. The scale of each battle and level of immersion is unlike anything we’ve done before in Battlefield and players are in for an epic journey.”
Battlefield V will launch on October 19 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stay tuned for pre-order deals.
Meanwhile, if you have Battlefield 1 or 4, you can – for a limited time – download and keep the Battlefield 1: In the Name of Tsar and Battlefield 4 Final Stand DLC.