Depending on how you look at it, it’s a telling sign of the times that traditional single-player content in big, blockbuster AAA games is – bit by bit – heading the way of the dodo. Frankly, the pros and cons of this trend could quite easily fill an entire other article, but I digress. That being said, we do have some good news for any Battlefield fans out there who enjoy playing the game’s yearly single-player content.
During a recent financial call to investors, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson shed some much needed light on their upcoming tactical FPS, Battlefield V. Here’s the rundown, direct from EA:
“With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson. “Every battle is unique, and every mode brings its own challenges – from the way you interact with the environment around you, to compelling single-player stories, to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes.”
What’s interesting to note is the mention of “single-player stories,” which suggests that a single-player component will indeed feature in DICE’s highly anticipated military shooter. Will it be similar to Battlefield 1’s smaller-scale vignettes, though? Or will it be a proper fully fleshed out campaign? We’re erring on the side of the former to be honest with you, but nothing is set in stone as of yet.
As the rumor mill for Battlefield V begins to pick up some steam, like the possibility of it being a new instalment in the Bad Company sub-franchise or even feature its own Battle Royale mode, what we do know for certain is that more intel is sure to drop as EA gears up for the game’s launch later this year. As always, we’ll let you know as soon as the publisher sheds more light on their much anticipated team-focused FPS.