DICE animator Randy Evans has teased that we may be seeing more information on this year’s DICE offering fairly soon.
Evans, senior video and media director at DICE, recently took to Twitter ato drop some news about the incoming Battlefield 5 trailer.
When a fan of the series asked where the trailer was and when we’d se it, Evans replied, “it’s right in front of me”.
Coming after comments from Evans previously where he stated work on the trailer was underway, it would make sense that we’ll see the completed prodcut sooner rather than later.
A cursory look at his credits list shows that Evans is no stranger to DICE trailers: he’s previously worked on trailers for Mirror’s Edge, Battlefield, and Battlefront games.
Hopefully his newest project will shed some light on the gameplay we can expect from the title, as well as a release date and more.
We expect to see the game formally revealed soon.
This comes after some pretty substantial leaks for the game manifest earlier this year.
The first set of leaks for the game revealed the title will be set during World War II and will likely carry the moniker of Battlefield V, but newer leaks have detailed some interesting information regarding the story and campaign of the game.
According to a new report, EA and DICE are trying to make this year’s Battlefield offering feel like a sequel to Battlefield 1 – perhaps with the developer and publisher hoping to trade on the success of 2016’s successful FPS.
So that likely means you can expect a return of the cinematic single-player missions.
Battlefield V will reportedly also include a Conquest mode will task teams of players to run through “randomly generated Conquest missions” in co-op – but not much else about this mode is known at the moment.
We also know that this game will not be an entry in the Battlefield Bad Company series – and this all starts with some rumours coming from YouTube.
Last year, reports circulated about a new Battlefield game in development courtesy of Battlefield YouTuber TheAlmightyDaq.
TheAlmightyDaq accurately predicted a lot of information about Battlefield 1 ahead of its release, leading to many sites trusting his reportage.
He reported that Battlefield: Bad Company 3 was in development last year, but later he uploaded another video claiming there were two Battlefield games in development – rather than just one.
Daq reports that the Bad Company 3 game will launch in 2019, developed by DICE LA who are responsible for a lot of the post-launch Battlefield 1 content.
The 2018 Battlefield offering will instead be a World War 2 game from DICE Sweden – main developers of the franchise – and will be a spiritual sequel to Battlefield 1.
According to Eurogamer, the rumoured Battlefield Bad Company 3 game will be set in a “mid and post-Vietnam conflict” setting, and game modes will include Conquest, Rush, Operations, Domination and Team Deathmatch.
As per the series so far, the game will also include ‘era-appropriate’ guns.
In terms of gameplay, Engineer, Support, Assault and Recon classes are rumoured to return, alongside helicopters, LAVs, modern tanks and more besides.
It seems pretty clear that there are two Battlefield projects in development, but depending on what studio is working on which game, we could see an announcement of Bad Company of Battlefield WW2