Since the release of Battlefield 1 in 2016, there was already speculation as to which direction the franchise would take in future installments after traveling back to World War I. We may now have our first hints, as Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that Battlefield V is in development.
At present, virtually nothing about the game is actually public knowledge outside of its name, which was actually leaked several months ago. The official Battlefield website describes it as the “next chapter” in the franchise. It does, however, give a date for the live reveal of the game, hopefully containing more information.
The website slates the reveal for May 23 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 10 PM CST hosted by comedian Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, with the game’s dev team talking about what players can expect in the game. What little we know of the livestream says that it will be available to watch on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer simultaneously.
Battlefield V is likely the game EA mentioned back in March, stating that a new game in the franchise would be dropping in the fall of 2018. If this is true, then the game will be set in World War II, potentially as a direct sequel to Battlefield 1. Additionally, the publisher has already declared that the fall Battlefield game will have the much reviled loot boxes as part of regular gameplay, though whether this decision will hold after the recent declaration by both the Netherlands and Belgium Gaming Commissions that loot boxes are a form of gambling and may be illegal in the country is not yet known.
Outside of these details, nothing but speculation is available for what Battlefield V will actually shape up to be. Fans will be able to get a chance to play the game early at the EA Play event in June, however, before the full launch. When that launch will happen will likely be revealed during the upcoming livestream, as well.