A German online game retailer, World of Games, may have inadvertently let slip that EA and DICE’s next entry in the Battlefield series will be heading back to World War I. In an early listing for Battelfield 5, the game is described as a “Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg”, which translates to a “Multiplayer tactical shooter in World War 1”. It also lsits the game as heading to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 26 October this year.
The listing has since been updated and refers to Battlefield 5 as simply a “multiplayer tactical shooter”. The release date and platforms in the updated listing have not been changed.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a retailer has accidentally outed a game in some manner, so it’s highly likely that this is a legitimate thing that is happening. For the last few years, annual shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty have set their games in contemporary or future settings. For years before that, the big shooters were all set during historic wars like World War I and II, with the odd visit to the Vietnam War.
Is this something you’re OK with, or did the earlier years of Battlefield and Call of Duty end your enthusiasm for World War shooters?