EA and DICE have finally lifted the lid on their upcoming Battlefield V, revealing that the game will take place during World War II. Along with the reveal, EA also released an action-packed trailer for the game filled with explosions, gunfire and an assortment of vehicles.
The Battlefield V reveal trailer is filled to the brim with non-stop action, as we follow a group of soldiers battling their way across an explosion filled battlefield. The trailer also reveals some very action-heavy gameplay and, we have to say, the game looks gorgeous (and bloody).
Along with the trailer, EA also revealed some more details about the game. We know that it is set during World War II as players will partake in various large scale, air, sea and land battles. The game will focus on the British and European forces with more sides being added through later updates. Unlike the recently announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V will have a greater focus on in-game storytelling in both their War Stories mode, which centres on a series of story missions from the different perspectives of various protagonists during the war and in their narrative-driven multiplayer mode Grand Operations.
DICE has also added more elements of realism to the game, yet tried to still keep the action fun and entertaining. The team has completely overhauled the physics and weapon animations and gives players more freedom of movement such as sliding, shooting while sliding and a few other interesting manoeuvres. Battlefield V will also include more squad customisation options, with players being able to select their class, their gender, change their loadout and add some cosmetic items to really personalize their squad.
A big surprise is that the game will no longer have a season pass or Premium Edition with all the in-game content, maps, events, missions and game modes being added through regular updates. Now, as expected there will be cosmetic items to spend real world money on, but overall it seems EA has learned from the Battlefield 2 microtransactions debacle.