Finally, after weeks of guessing and building up anticipation by the community, DICE finally revealed what we can expect from Battlefield V coming out this October for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Set in the time of the World War 2, again we’re going to get the usual package of war stories, DICE’s way of telling a singleplayer campaign, multiplayer with familiar and new modes and the promise of never needing a premium pass again to enjoy the latest content of the new title. While personally we (Dan and Hau5test) think that the reveal event lacked a lot of key details and actual gameplay to look at, overall the game shows a lot of potential to be worth trying it out. See the trailer right here:
In Battlefield V, the fights will change a lot with new ways to interact with the environment and the players on it. Tow away a stationary weapon, build a fortification (you know, to counteract the destructive ways that make Battlefield the game we know and love it for) and even help each other out by dragging a squad mate into security to patch them up again. While these things seem minor, I do admit, I personally wouldn’t know how to revolutionize the game any more without risking to make the game worse than better.
“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,” said Oskar Gabrielson, General Manager, DICE. “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.”
Of course, in Battlefield V the multiplayer battles in classic and new modes are the main front and center of the game. The “new” thing now with Battlefield V will be “the company” as it is called. The company lets you create and customize soldiers, weapons and vehicles with the stuff that you can unlock in this new game as a service setup. Of course there will be 64 man conquest, operations and an event based mode with Tides of War.
Unlike Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (as we reported here), Batlefield V will have a campaign again that can also be played in coop mode! Yet again we’re going to see war stories from the battlefield this time in the setting of World War 2. The first teased war story is that of a Norwegian resistance fighter we can see in the screenshot down below. Alternatively, one of the war stories will be featured in the desert heat of North Africa. It is yet unknown how many war stories Battlefield V will have, however, Battlefield 1 did have one prologue and 5 individual war story campaigns.
Now what the fly is Tides of War? Well Tides of War is DICE’s new attempt to approach games as a service which puts me personally off at first. Don’t have too much good memories with those games that infrequently update their games with new content based on funding the community does in buying into cosmetics or even lootboxes. They really don’t have a good standing with me personally.
However, here’s the deal with Tides of War: No Premium Pass. Means all that users at the start have to pay is the base game price, which, however, still varies on which version of the game you want to buy. There’s the Standard version or the Digital Deluxe version that will get you access 3 days earlier. For now though, the promise of DICE is that there won’t be difference anymore between Premium and regular players, everyone will have the same maps to play with and will get new content at the same time as everyone else.
The first possibility to have a hands on session with the multiplayer aspect of the game will be at EA PLAY from June 9th to June 11th in Hollywood. The recently started counter event to E3 will also feature all other new titles that EA is going to present for this years releases. Other than that, Battlefield V will release in its deluxe edition on October 16th and the regular version will release October 19th on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and of course on PC. If you are a member of the EA Access or Origin Access program, you can start the 10 hour trial period coming October 11th to get a little head start before anyone else.