Electronic Art’s (EA) upcoming Battlefield title, dubbed Battlefield V, will reportedly be bringing players back to backdrop of World War II.
According to GamesBeat, EA’s decision comes after the overwhelming success of last year’s Battlefield 1, the first Battlefield title to take players into the trenches and artillery-riddled landscapes of World War I. Also, it should be noted that Battlefield 1 is the only title in the series to ever use the Great War as a setting.
EA and its Battlefield developer, DICE said that both parties have wanted to “get away from the modern and near-future settings for a while” and revisit the World War II theatre, but didn’t do so for fear of a genre fatigue.
One of the many appealing points of Battlefield 1 (besides the obvious combat system) is Frostbite, the company’s proprietary engine. To date, there have been three iterations of the Frostbite engine, with Frostbite 3 being the latest. It has been praised by many gamers in the industry, mainly for its ability to render very nearly photo-realistic, in-game visuals.
Unfortunately, besides the leaked image of the game’s title at the start of this article, EA has been keeping any further news about the next installment very close to the chest. That said, there’s a chance that the publisher might just give a sneak peek of it during this year’s E3.