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Battlefield 5 executive producer discusses changes implemented from Battlefield 1

Aleksander Grondal shares what the developers learned between games.


Battlefield 5 executive producer Aleksander Grondal spoke with Shacknews recently to chat about some of the changes between Battlefield 1 and Battlefield 5, and what the team took with it as part of a learning experience.

"In Battlefield 1, we had a lot of big requests. Weapon customization was one. The other part is that fans wanted more War Stories, so we're bringing those back in Battlefield 5."

Battlefield 5 is the largest Battlefield game to have existed thus far, and there are several enormous maps that can support up to 64 players simultaneously. One of the new maps includes Rotterdam, which takes place in Holland in May 1940.

"Rotterdam is a tight urban map that has vehicles on it as well. It's all about finding the right position," said Grondal. It's certainly a locale that isn't seen very often in World War II shooters, and as such it's an interesting new addition to the game.

"I don't think we were ready to go into the modern day again. I still think we need a bit more of a break from the modern [time period], said Grondal. Some might be inclined to agree!

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