Now this would be a blast from the past…
We already know that there will be a new Battlefield game next year- this is something that EA has explicitly confirmed to investors in a financial call (and it is also in line with DICE’s release schedule over the last few years). What we haven’t known so far is what form the new Battlefield game will take. After the much acclaimed 2016 Battlefield 1, would the new game continue the historical take on the franchise? Or would we get something entirely new instead?
According to a new rumor, the new Battlefield game will be another blast from the past- in a manner of speaking. Rather than going historical, it sounds like the new Battlefield game will be a new title in the fan favorite, hugely beloved Battlefield: Bad Company sub-series, which saw its last release all the way back in 2010.
The information comes from AlmightyDaq, who to his credit also leaked information about Battlefield 1 accurately. Apparently the setting will be Vietnam, and the game will focus on smaller scale, tighter conflict. Also, it sounds like it won’t have microtransactions- at least, definitely not like how Battlefront 2 had them. All of which sounds really interesting- but so did Battlefront 2 itself, before the negative news about it began to come in thick and fast.
Finally, while the rumor comes from a credible source, it still is just that: a rumor. For now, take it with a pinch of salt. We’ll know for sure what EA and DICE intend Battlefield to be next year when they officially reveal it.