DICE is apparently working on a battle royale mode for the next Battlefield, because obviously

Also, every other studio is working on a battle royale mode too, and E3 is cancelled and it’s being replaced with a battle royale mode, and your mom is a battle royale mode.

According to an anonymous source at VentureBeat, DICE is busy prototyping a battle royale mode for Battlefield 5, which will probably drop as a free update subsequent to the game’s expected launch sometime this year, or – because it’s EA – even an entirely new game. This is an unverified rumour for now, but a credible one because why wouldn’t it be? Battle royale is like the new deathmatch, and besides – if Call of Duty is doing it, so must Battlefield. Those are the rules.

And because back in January, EA boss Andrew Wilson more or less confirmed it, anyway.

“What the team with PUBG have done is really delivered a new level of innovation that changed the way people were playing first-person shooter games, and we’re very respectful and complimentary of what they’ve been able to do. We’ve seen that continue with Fortnite. It’s clearly a mode of play that the global FPS population is interested in,” he told investors in an earnings call.

“And given that we have some of the best shooters in the marketplace, you might expect that we’re also thinking about new and innovative ways to play. And that doesn’t mean just kind of [making] PUBG replicas inside the Battlefield universe, but it does mean that our Battlefield teams – and I talked a little about this in the prepared remarks – are looking at how they innovate in every aspect of the game, including core gameplay and map design.”

Next, the movie. Because you know there’s going to be a movie.