On the heels of multiple rumors, EA and DICE have announced Battlefield V's existence...but official details are still sparse.
Battlefield V is one of the many games that will see a pre-E3 reveal this year. EA today confirmed Battlefield V will be the next game in the series and assured gamers that "Battlefield will never be the same." A full stream showcasing the game's mechanics, setting, and content will go live on Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer next Wednesday, May 23 at 4PM EST.
While sources say Battlefield V will take place in World War II, it'd be interesting if the "V" stood for "Vietnam." But given the leaked images came from the same sources as the WWII info this is probably not the case.
Battlefield V may feature similar monetization models as previous games in the franchise including microtransactions as well as season pass macrotransactions. Other reports claim the game will also have a battle royale mode to boot, as well as an episode co-op driven campaign story.
In a quarterly earnings call EA CEO Andrew Wilson hinted that Battlefield V will have multiple "stories" in its campaign:
"With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways. 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.
"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. 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."