Battlefield has finally confirmed every credible rumor about the next game in the series that’s been floating around the internet for the last new months in the form of a cheeky video starring an unlikely spokesperson.
A recent Easter egg hunt in Battlefield 1‘s Fort de Vaux map led many to believe that the next Battlefield game would be revealed on May 23rd. Well, it turns out not only is that true, but the rumors that the next game would be titled Battlefield V have turned out to be true.
The series’ official Twitter account confirmed that the next game in the series will be called Battlefield V and that it will be revealed on May 23rd.
— V (@Battlefield) May 16, 2018
These confirmations followed an earlier teaser video posted by comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who will be hosting the live reveal event which will air on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, and Battlefield.com.
According to an official announcement on the series’ blog, Battlefield V will be an “epic journey,” and the series will “never be the same,” a statement that was previously referenced in the aforementioned Easter egg.
The video not only shows Noah playing Battlefield 1 on Fort de Vaux in the secret Easter egg room that led to the reveal date being teased in the first place, but the ending of the video shows Noah holding a mug with a big “V” printed on it, which is a clear nod to Battlefield V. Further evidence includes the actual content of the tweet (“V EXCITING!”) and the opening of the video, during which Noah states “five” things about himself, clearly referencing “V” as the Roman numeral for 5. Noah also spends a long time looking at a horse painting in the Fort de Vaux mystery room, possibly hinting that horses will return in Battlefield V.
#ad The rumors are true (rumors that I started, but still…) I will be hosting the @Battlefield Live Reveal on Wed, May 23rd. Catch it streaming live on the #Battlefield YouTube. V EXCITING! pic.twitter.com/7B3fpTpQ6x
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 16, 2018
Despite all the newly confirmed information, one mystery still remains about the next Battlefield title: when it will be set. The most widely accepted rumor is that Battlefield V will cover World War II, an era the series hasn’t revisited since 2009’s Battlefield 1943, but it looks like that won’t be confirmed until May 23rd.
We do know that Battlefield V will include a single-player campaign of some kind, possibly in the form of unrelated chapters similar to Battlefield 1‘s campaign. EA CEO Andrew Wilson also hinted that the next Battlefield will ditch the series’ long-running Premium Pass expansion model for a live-service model, as well as saying that players will find new ways to “interact with the environment.”
We’re expecting that May 23rd’s reveal with basically just confirm the setting setting with a short teaser trailer, while the bulk of the important gameplay information about Battlefield V will come during the gameplay reveal at EA Play 2018 in June.
Battlefield V is expected to launch in October 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.