Axlerod Posted March 15, 2016 Share Posted March 15, 2016 http://i.imgur.com/P0IFZXw.jpg Do not open until 2142 EA and DICE still aren’t ready to share specifics about Battlefield 5 but there are a few details floating around. Today we want to take a look at everything you need to know, right now, about the highly anticipated Battlefield 5 release date and more. In 2013, EA and DICE released Battlefield 4, a game that put console gamers and PC owners on huge battlefields with an arsenal of weapons, compelling equipment, powerful vehicles, and a destructive environment. Battlefield 4 had its fair share of problems but EA and DICE worked hard to improve the game and it’s still a favorite of many gamers around the world. You can still hop into a game and enjoy yourself three years after release. More recently, EA and DICE released Battlefield Hardline. Hardline features many of the same elements of Battlefield 4 only it features cops and robbers in place of various militaries. For many people (myself included), it left something to be desired. That something is a new Battlefield game. And while details are scarce, it looks like we should see a Battlefield 5 release date take place in 2016. With E3 2016 starting to inch closer, we want to take a look at a few things to know, right now, about Battlefield 5, its release date, and more. We’ll continue to update this with new information as it becomes available. Battlefield 5 In Development Battlefield 5 or not, we know that a brand new Battlefield title is in development. We know this because EA’s confirmed its existence multiple times. In December, EA DICE’s development director told the public that he was shifting off of Star Wars Battlefront onto the next Battlefield game. Advertisement More recently, a listing for Battlefield 5 appeared at German retailer World of Games, a sign that retailers are gearing up for the inevitable announcement. DICE is also telling gamers that it won’t be releasing new content for Battlefield 4 CTE (Community Test Environment), a sign that development is shifting to the new game. That said, DICE LA producer David Sirland says that all of the content on the CTE will be left alone, for now. There is no shutdown planned at the moment. Battlefield 5 Release Date EA DICE hasn’t confirmed a specific Battlefield 5 release date just yet but we do have a very specific window to look forward to. The next Battlefield game will reportedly arrive in the third or fourth quarter of this year. The third quarter is made up of July, August and September. The fourth quarter is comprised of October, November and December. So, unless EA and DICE are forced to delay it, we should see the game arrive after E3 2016 in time for the holidays. The listing at World of Games lists the Battlefield 5 release date for October. (At one point it listed October 26th.) Retailers often use placeholders on early listings so there’s a good chance October 26th isn’t the Battlefield 5 release date. The date is likely still a moving target as the company works through the kinks behind the scenes. Return to Its Roots We haven’t seen any footage of the game but we do know that the game won’t be based on cops and robbers like Battlefield Hardline. In 2014,EA CFO Blake Jorgensen announced that the game would return to Battlefield’s military roots. This was, and still is, great news for those that hated the change in Hardline and have been calling for a military-based follow-up to Battlefield 4. Battlefield 5 World War 1 Rumors Back to that listing at the German retailer. According to IGN, the listing original featured the following tagline: “Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg.” This translates to “Multiplayer tactical shooter in WW1” in English. This has obviously thrown fuel onto the fire. If true, it would be a huge change from Battlefield 4. It would also differ from the growing number of games that put users into the shoes of soldiers from the future. Black Ops 3 from Activision is just one example. By no means is this confirmed but it would be an interesting, and perhaps risky, move by developer and publisher. The only other recent World War I shooter that comes to mind is Verdun for PC. One other thing to note is that Jorgensen told the media back in 2014 that the next Battlefield 5 would be a “”fun, new Battlefield.” Stay tuned. Battlefield 5 PS4, Xbox One, PC In 2016, companies have started to shift away from older platforms like the Xbox 360 and PS3. Fallout 4, for example, arrived for those three and those three alone. The German listing notes that Battlefield 5 will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC. It doesn’t list the older consoles. This doesn’t confirm anything but Xbox 360 and PS3 owners should start tempering expectations. At the very least, we’d probably see a watered down version of the game, similar to what Treyarch and Activision did with Call of Duty Black Ops 3. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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