With news surfacing that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will have a battle royale mode at launch, it seems EA’s Battlefield franchise might be following suit. According to a new report by VentureBeat, which also leaked the existence that this year’s Battlefield game will be titled “Battlefield V,” a prototype Battlefield V battle royale mode is being tested by the studio!
Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions, the same report mentions that DICE hasn’t exactly approved or confirmed this Battlefield battle royale mode into the game just yet, and as mentioned, is in the prototype stage for now. Additionally, it also states that even if the studio is happy with what it has so far, it won’t be ready in time for the game’s launch.
Will we see Battlefield V Battle Royale as a free title update? Given how DICE has handled past titles in the series post-launch, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this as a free title update or something part of Battlefield Premium.
EA has declined to comment regarding this report, but once we know more, we’ll be sure to let people know.
If there ever was a franchise that could theoretically handle battle royale or adapt to it easily, it could very well be the Battlefield franchise given its expansive levels, destructible environments and so on.
Would you want to see Battlefield Battle Royale? Or should DICE focus on the core experience and not deviate from what has made the franchise successful?