When EA revealed Battlefield 5 to the world, it was little more than a tease.
The move to add a Battle Royale mode to the beloved "Battlefield" franchise was divisive among fans when EA announced it on Saturday afternoon at its annual "EA Play" event in Los Angeles.
EA's preview of Battlefield V also stressed a faster and more active multiplayer.
Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of game developer DICE, had to address the backlash against Battlefield V over the inclusion of female soldiers when the sequel was first revealed. As everyone probably predicted, yes, it will be getting a battle royale mode as well.
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Traditionally, Battlefield multiplayer modes have handled up to 64 players on one map, usually with some kind of objective for teams to complete or defend.
It's "Royale re-imagined for Battlefield" with destruction, teamplay and other "pillars" of Battlefield, and it'll come after launch. Don't expect to hide from tanks in buildings, because they can just smash through them now.
As for single-player, the game will focus on "those untold stories that got us excited to start with", the developers said.