You can count on several things in life, like death, taxes, and a new Call of Duty game. Er, I mean Battlefield. The one with the vehicles. Today Electronic Arts and EA DICE have officially confirmed the next entry in the long-running series, titled Battlefield V.
With the official announcement comes only a single piece of information – the date of a “Live Reveal.” We expect to get details, including video footage, platforms, and a possible release date (Holiday 2018?) at that time.
The Battlefield V Live Reveal will take place May 23 at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern. It will be hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. You can watch it via YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or the official Battlefield website.
The previous game in the series, Battlefield 1, released in 2016 and took place during World War 1. A cops and robbers spin-off, Battlefield Hardline, released in 2105. The last game in the official numbering scheme was Battlefield 4, in 2013.
There’s lots of speculation surrounding the setting for Battlefield V. The V could obviously be the roman numeral for 5, denoting that it’s another modern military shooter as in Battlefield 2, 3, and 4.
The V could also be a reference to Vietnam, giving us a 1960s war setting, or it could be a reference to the V for Victory hand gesture (also known as the peace sign) which rose to prominence during World War 2. That would put the series back to its roots, as the first game, Battlefield 1942, focused on the iconic WW2 setting.
Recently EA has become embroiled in controversy regarding loot boxes and microtransactions in the Battlefield-like Star Wars Battlefront II. It will be interesting if they address those concerns at all during the Live Reveal.
Tune in on May 23 for more details on Battlefield V.