Electronic Arts has finally set a date for the yet to be named Battlefield game. There is a new hidden counter on the official website, which suggests that the next Battlefield game trailer may be launched on May 23. And if we follow the tradition that we have seen with Battlefield 1, EA could release the trailer in May followed by a gameplay reveal at E3 later in the year.
Battlefield 1 players have found a secret message in the game which is written in Morse code and says that “Battlefield will never be the same again”. This was followed by the announcement on the website.
Battlefield 2018 will feature a single player mode along with various multiplayer modes including many maps.
“With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said during an earnings call. “Every battle is unique, and every mode brings its own challenges–from the way you interact with the environment around you, to compelling single-player stories, to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes.”
Wilson said that Battlefield 2018 will take the learnings from Battlefield 1 to make improvements in its gameplay, and the setting will probably be World War II.
“This will be a deep and fully featured shooter and ongoing service that will evolve with major new experiences for our community, beginning right from launch,” he explained. “Building on the success of Battlefield 1 and taking inspiration from DICE’s core DNA, this new game will advance the state of the art for the franchise, while still delivering the signature gameplay and Battlefield moments that have captivated and grown our global community.”
“All of the things that a Battlefield fan would expect out of a multiplayer game from DICE in the Battlefield universe will be there, while additional innovations in how we’re thinking about the future of multiplayer in first-person shooters will also be there, both at launch and over time as part of a live service.”
Some are guessing that Wilson is hinting towards a battle-royale mode with the words “next level of large-scale multiplayer” which would be a just way to pit the game against the present multiplayer FPS games out there.