updated - June 19, 2021 Saturday EDT
Electronic Arts' next installment to the "Battlefield" franchise following "Battlefield: Hardline" gets a holidays 2016 release date. "Battlefield 5" details including plotlines, characters and gameplay available so far.
While the official title for the next "Battlefield" video game following "Battlefield: Hardline" has yet to be confirmed, there are a few details of "Battlefield 5" (title for now) that has become available to fans worldwide.
First and foremost is the release date. "Battlefield: Hardline" release date has been set for March 17, while "Battlefield 5" release date comes during the holidays of 2016.
According to Polygon, EA's Andrew Wilson shared that this timing is crucial for gamers to experience the games fully-giving ample time for players to focus on the current game. He said, "We want to give 'Battlefield 4' and 'Battlefield: Hardline' players more time to enjoy these games and immerse themselves in a game, the live service, and the community."
While "Battlefield: Hardline" will be a different take on the franchise as it will be about cops and robbers, "Battlefield 5" will return to the original theme of the "Battlefield" series.
Blake Jorgensen of EA shared bits and pieces about the upcoming "Battlefield 5" and said that it will be a "fun, new 'Battlefield.' That will be a return to the 'Battlefield' military-style game; more to come on that."
EA has little information available on "Battlefield 5," as they have built the hype for the next "Battlefield: Hardline." However, DICE's Patrick Bach shared a few tease early during development. Talking to Gamespot, he said that "Battlefield 5" will have "more features. More extras. More destruction."
"Every new game needs to be the next big thing," he continued.
Meanwhile, "Battlefield: Hardline" release date comes next month, and this FPS video game is set in Los Angeles where drug wars involve gangsters and police officers fighting on the streets. It is the first in the "Battlefield" series that strays away from a military theme.
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