Next Battlefield May Include A Battle Royale Mode

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Next Battlefield May Include A Battle Royale Mode

A battle royale mode is being prototyped and tested within "Battlefield V", the latest entry in Electronic Arts' air, land and sea combat game, according to a VentureBeat report.

For those unaware, such games involve 100 players arriving on the battlefield and fighting to take each other out, as the map's size keeps on shrinking. And now, we can add this battle royale thingy to our list.

Last month, Venturebeat reported that the next Battlefield game is a core title in the series that returns to World War II. And again, it shouldn't shock you to hear that DICE is doing the same thing for Battlefield V.

EA declined to comment on the report. According to Gamesbeat, sources with knowledge of the studio stated that the developer is now testing a battle royale mode featuring similar gameplay to progenitors PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale.

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. That source claims that the studio is now experimenting with different ways to get the basic concept of a battle royale title to work within the Battlefield systems.

Given that EA has neither named nor detailed "Battlefield V" at this point, and that development studio DICE "won't have [battle royale] ready in time for the initial release", there's plenty of space for speculation over its implementation of the trending format. Anything is possible, though.

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