Battlefield 5 may take place in World War I

Can we expect to experience a battle between the Allied Forces and the Central Powers if Battlefield 5 releases in October?

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EA confirmed a new Battlefield game would be coming this year, which as you’d expect is currently in development, but it has yet to officially discuss details surrounding the next game in its iconic first-person shooter series. Today, Swiss retailer World of Games may have leaked some of the first information regarding Battlefield 5.

According to World of Games’ listing, Battlefield 5 is being described as a “multiplayer tactical shooter in World War I” with an expected release date of October 26, 2016. There may be some truth to its possible release date considering Battlefield 4 released on October 29, 2013 as it tends to avoid directly competing with the Call of Duty series, which tends to release in mid November.

Having World War I be the setting for Battlefield 5 would certainly be interesting, considering the majority of AAA shooters often don’t go anywhere prior to World War II. We’d certainly be interested to see what kind of experiences DICE has planned for the game, that is, if World of Games’ listing is to be believed, especially considering the retailer updated the listing to remove any mention of World War I in its description.

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    February 26, 2016 7:40 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Battlefield 5 may take place in World War I

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      February 26, 2016 7:48 AM

      Bad Company 3, please. Thank you.

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      February 26, 2016 7:52 AM

      WW1...? that would be very cool to play. hope that is true.

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      February 26, 2016 8:07 AM

      i really doubt that.

      trench warfare doesn't really translate to a type of game that fans of the series are going to be down for.

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        February 26, 2016 8:28 AM

        I'm thinking that if that's the direction they're going to take, it's going to be more of a setting thing, and not exactly trying to replicate the warfare mechanics of the time.

        I hope

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        February 26, 2016 3:45 PM

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      February 26, 2016 8:08 AM

      I can't wait to fly around the battlefield dropping bricks on people from my wood framed plane.

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      February 26, 2016 8:22 AM

      Each round will be 45 minutes broken down like this:
      6 minutes of walking to the front lines
      37 minutes of waiting in a trench
      2 minutes of dying to an artillery barrage

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      February 26, 2016 8:24 AM

      Sounds retarded.

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        February 26, 2016 10:47 AM

        It'd be a hard sell for a franchise that's going for mass adoption. Bolt action rifles exclusively, all machine guns would be mounted, and lots of artillery which has never been that fun to use in a battlefield game.

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      February 26, 2016 8:25 AM

      Commander has launched: Mustard gas

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      February 26, 2016 8:36 AM

      That would be really cool DLC, but not a whole game.

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      February 26, 2016 8:54 AM

      Reposting from the other thread:

      I hope battlefield five spans all modern wars. The central theme can be that soldiers are always the same and the only difference is the weapons used to fight the war. It will be a platform where the wars are released all under the BF5 name.

      Initial release: WW1
      Expansion: WW2
      Expansion: Vietnam
      Expansion: Gulf War/Iraq/Afgan
      Expansion: WW3
      Final Expansion: Future War (2142)



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        February 26, 2016 9:22 AM

        Project Director pigvomit and the Battle for Asset Generation

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      February 26, 2016 9:26 AM

      I think the only thing we can all agree on is that it won't take place in my living room. Star Wars: Battlefront was the last Battlefront game I'll ever purchase.

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        February 26, 2016 10:07 AM

        Thankfully these are Battlefield games not Battlefront games!

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          February 26, 2016 10:09 AM

          Same bullshit. Same company. Same reskinned games.

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            February 26, 2016 10:49 AM

            That was the only Battlefront game made by Dice.

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            February 26, 2016 10:50 AM

            Dude BF4 is a great game, it had issues at launch but they continued to make it better for more than 2 years after launch so I dunno what you are on about.

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            February 26, 2016 3:10 PM

            Uhhh, the new Battlefront plays drastically different than any Battlefield game that they're hardly comparable.

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      February 26, 2016 10:54 AM

      I want to play this while listening to the HH Blueprint for Armageddon series.

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      February 26, 2016 11:33 AM

      Calling it right now, time travel will be involved.

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      February 26, 2016 11:51 AM

      Really hope this is not true, ww1 is not as appealing as ww2.
      ww1 weaponry is retarded.

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      February 26, 2016 12:43 PM

      it's been long enough. bring back ww2 games

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      February 26, 2016 1:28 PM

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      February 26, 2016 2:39 PM

      Is EA eager to tank their stock price?

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      February 26, 2016 3:00 PM

      Pros:

      1. Back to BF1942 days of air combat: slow/low flying planes where momentum matters. I like it, >BF2 jets are too fast to strafe infantry well and I miss clipping guys running on the ground with my wings for a kill.

      2. Short range, high arcing tank rounds make distance tank combat a very variable thing. I love it!

      Cons:

      1. No helicopters, as one of the few people who fly them well and constantly have a gunner on teamspeak in front, we own the skies on helo-only maps.

      2. Terrible anti-tank capabilities for infantry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-tank_warfare#First_World_War . So if the game is true to history, if you get a tank, you win basically.

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