Battlefield V was officially revealed yesterday evening, following a long, and ever-so-slightly tedious roundtable discussion from the developers. Just as suspected. Battlefield V is set during World War 2 for the first time since Battlefield 1943, with DICE’s priority being to tackle the often overlooked battlefronts of World War 2, including Rotterdam, Norway, and the North African desert.
“We've all been through the beaches of Normandy,” said senior producer Andreas Morell. “We've been there, we know what it's about. We wanted to deliver an unexpected take on the second World War, to portray the era through unseen locations and untold stories.”
Big changes to BFV include a Grand Operations mode which folds in multiple modes and maps split across several days. Each match lasts a day and provides unique objectives such a parachuting behind enemy lines from a cargo plane in order to destroy artillery points. Depending on how successful the attacking team is in its mission, this will affect the map layout, vehicles, and total tickets available the next day.
All squad members can now revive one another, while a new third-person death camera allows players to judge whether it’s safe to respawn on a squad mate. Players can go prone on their backs; support players can construct or repair key fortifications at objectives points, and Combined Arms is a new 4-player co-op mode that provides procedurally generated missions for endless play.
In a nod to older Battlefield games, players won’t spawn with full ammo and can resupply from crates at objective zones which can be built using a fortification toolkit, or can be resupplied the usual way from Support teammates,
Anyway, enough of that, here’s the world’s first trailer for Battlefield V:
I’ve long thought of DICE as being the champions of the exciting reveal trailer, but this Battlefield 5 reveal isn’t doing a great deal for me. There’s an increasingly blurry line between a gameplay trailer and deceit, and overlaying a multiplayer UI onto a scene that evidently isn’t from actual gameplay is leaning towards the latter. Battlefield 5 will probably look as good, or almost as good, as this trailer, but it’s certainly not representative of gameplay. Thankfully, we’ll see a full gameplay reveal during EA’s pre-E3 play event in about a fortnight’s time.
As well as the trailer, we also got confirmation that Battlefield V will launch on October 19th, the week after Call of Duty: Black Ops. Snapping up the Deluxe Edition grants three days early access from October 16th, while Origin Access members can trial the game for 10 hours from October 11th.
What do you think of the BF5 reveal trailer and the direction DICE is going with it?