Earlier this week, Polygon reported that Activision had chose to eschew a traditional single-player campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, to expand on the games multiplayer and Zombies, while possibly entertaining the idea of its own Battle Royale mode.
Quick, pick a side in Fortnite vs. PUBG, because the field's about to get a lot more crowded.
The upcoming "Battlefield V" game being developed by EA Dice could have a "battle royale" style game mode that's similar to the massively popular "Fortnite" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" games, according to VentureBeat, which spoke with sources close to the matter.
The battle royale genre is about to get very crowded.
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Last month, Venturebeat reported that the next Battlefield game is a core title in the series that returns to World War II.
EA declined to comment on the report. But don't expect to drop onto an island with 99 other players when Battlefield V launches this fall. As that's the case, it doesn't seem to be a guarantee at this time that Battlefield will actually receive a battle royale mode at all.
But EA of all people should be aware of the dangers of chasing trends; the firm was also in on the MOBA craze with its own, Dawngate, but that ended up being cancelled as the market had already solidified with League of Legends and DOTA 2.
If included, a battle royale mode could offer something fresh for players as the franchise returns to a World War II setting that already feels a little exhausted following last year's release of Call of Duty: WWII. Anything is possible, though.