about clues about the next Battlefield
game from an EA player survey,
industry insider Tom Henderson, who
is considered a credible source
is back with more rumors about the next
installment in the military shooter series. The features said to be mentioned in
the survey are a Battle Pass, a Platoon/Clan System, a F2P element, evolving
maps, and weapon blueprints. Now a new post called
Tom Henderson's weekly GONE GOLD Newsletter #1
has more (thanks
). Word is the new game is called simply Battlefield, it will
be set in the near future, and a first gameplay-free trailer should arrive in
May. Here's a bit more:
Per sources, I can confirm that the next
Battlefield instalment will simply be called BATTLEFIELD and takes place around
10 years from now. The title is set in a modern/very near future, which gives
the developers a chance to be able to implement weapons and vehicles that are
currently in military development today.
The setting is very similar to how the Call of Duty franchise released Black Ops
2 in 2012, with the game being set in 2025 (so 10-15 years from its release
date). So yes, expect military robots (Boston Dynamics?), drones, jets,
helicopters, tanks and that sort of thing. The game is NOT a hub for all
Battlefield titles, as the recent viral Reddit leak claims.
The game will feature a revolutionary campaign compared to other previous
instalments. The campaign will focus on you and your specialist unit, where
you’ll be able to chose which superpower you fight for. In BATTLEFIELD, there
isn’t necessarily “Axis and Allies” as you will be able to chose your own path.
Both the USA and Russia, who are the games only standing superpowers, will offer
to “recruit” your specialist team and their skills throughout the campaign,
which will be a valuable asset to both sides. It would also appear like this
year’s campaign is a co-op experience.