Battlefield V may see some maps reimagined from the classic Battlefield 1942, if the game’s executive producer gets his way.
In a recent exchange with a fan on Twitter, executive producer Aleksander Grøndal revealed that his personal favorite Battlefield game is Battlefield 1942. What has fans excited about this revelation is that it came as a response to a fan requesting maps from 1942 be put in Battlefield V, suggesting that players may very well see such maps in this year’s sequel.
Considering my fav BF game is 1942. I´ll leave it at that.
— Aleksander Grøndal (@Alekssg) May 24, 2018
Battlefield 1942 maps showing up in Battlefield V would certainly not be the first instance of map reuse for the series. Battlefield 4 saw an entire expansion dedicated to popular Battlefield 3 maps, while the Wake Island map has been used in numerous titles spanning the series.
Grøndal has been fairly active with his community responses since the official reveal of Battlefield V, most notably with his response to the backlash surrounding the shooter’s use of female playable characters, which DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson subsequently defended. Despite the developers’ best efforts, the game’s reveal wasn’t met with the most positive of receptions, with the trailer currently sporting significantly more dislikes than likes on YouTube.
Battlefield V is slated to launch October 19th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Early access unlocks on October 11th for those that are subscribed to EA/Origin Access, and October 16th for those that pick up the Deluxe Edition.