Battlefield 5 battle royale now in the prototype phase at DICE

Noel Cummings
April 20, 2018

Even if the mode does get officiated by the studio, the report suggests it wouldn't be ready in time for the game's launch either way.

EA's Battlefield 5 is said to be coming this year but the popular video game series might be more than just conquest and domination matches. Well, let's be real for a moment, who isn't trying to ideal the battle royale formula that led to global success for games like Fortnite and PUBG? It's unclear whether it will launch with Battlefield V, or come later (or indeed, be abandoned).

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Lately, it feels like everyone and their mother wants to get in on the battle royale goodness.

If it does perform well in the in-house tests, I could imagine it'll be a part of DICE's typically robust expansion roadmap for the Battlefield games. It is being reported that Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5 both are going to feature a Battle Royale mode.

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If true, Battlefield: Battle Royale may end up becoming nothing more than an internal project that never sees the light of day.

With its large environments, high consecutive player counts, and comparative wealth of vehicular options, the "Battlefield" franchise would appear to be well placed to explore the battle royale format.

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The predominance of battle royale mode rumours has some industry analysts predicting that the genre will shake out the way the MOBA genre did: a couple of titles will be successful, but most will fail. What do you think about a battle royale for Call of Duty and Battlefield? The reports add that this year's Call of Duty may be the first game in franchise to leave out campaign for a battle royale mode. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills.

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