In spite of rumors and expectations, 2018’s Battlefield game may be a continuation of the Bad Company subseries, based on a developer leak.
Reddit user Henry115 recently managed to snag a screenshot of a tweet by an apparent DICE developer who posted to Twitter that “battlefield 2018;) is BC3,” which, in this context, can basically only mean Battlefield: Bad Company 3. The developer from which the tweet came seemed legitimate, as the account was followed by both the official Battlefield account and other DICE developers. The tweet was swiftly deleted (obviously) and the account was made private, but Henry115’s capture of the tweet can be seen below.
Currently, all rumors point to Battlefield V being the Battlefield set to drop in 2018. Rumors also suggest that Battlefield V is set during World War II, although this setting could potentially mesh with a Bad Company sequel, considering previous Bad Company games had campaign missions set during World War II. That said, sources inside EA have reportedly confirmed that Bad Company 3 is not 2018’s Battlefield, although some believe it is currently being developed by a different division of DICE for a later launch.
Neither EA nor DICE has commented on the new leak yet, but fans shouldn’t expect any confirmations about Battlefield 2018’s true nature until its official reveal. While many expected this reveal to happen sometime soon, aligning with reveal time frames of games like Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront II, an EA principal software engineer recently stated that the game wouldn’t be revealed until EA Play 2018 in June.
Battlefield 2018 does not yet have an exact release date, but it is slated to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in October.