Battlefield 5 joins Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Battle Royale wagon for 2018. According to reliable reports this mode will be appearing in Battlefield 5. Are we surprised of this news? No not at all, every game seems to be going this way rather than thinking of their own modes.
Battlefield Royale anyone? Or, at least, that’s what I would call a battle royale mode for Battlefield 5, which is apparently being prototyped by DICE for its next game in EA’s multiplayer shooter franchise.
The leaked info was shared by VentureBeat, which previously reported that DICE’s shooter sequel would take place in World War 2, and comes just one day after multiple sources stated that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would also feature a battle royale mode when it releases later this year.
Battle royale, as popularised by PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale, is a competitive PvP mode in which 100 players drop onto a shrinking arena in a last-man-standing fight to the death, but I’m sure you already knew that.
While it may seem like DICE is riding the coattails of other games’ success with this news, the series is admittedly a pretty good fit for a battle royale mode, with its open level design, systemic gameplay, and penchant for vehicular warfare perfectly catered to the genre’s epic scale and competitively flavoured chaos.
What’s your thoughts on this are we happy that everyone is jumping in this ship of Battle Royale, or do we want new ideas from developers?