Battlefield 1 is just heating up when it comes to releasing its DLC, but that’s not going to stop publisher EA from pumping out more games in the series.
During a recent investor call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that the next Battlefield game is scheduled for a 2018 release. This is in line with past Battlefield release dates, which, before the single-year gap between Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1, were spaced out every two years.
The only other details Wilson gave was that the next Battlefield would again be developed in the Frostbite engine, which means that environmental destruction will again play a large role, at least in multiplayer gameplay. However, specifics like the title, setting, and even the developer were not disclosed during the investor call.
It’s extremely likely that DICE will have a part in developing the next Battlefield, though considering how much work they still have to do with Battlefield 1, not to mention Star Wars Battlefront II, which is releasing in November 2017, the next Battlefield could be developed in conjunction with another developer, just like Hardline.
That’s not going to stop us from speculating what time period the next Battlefield game will cover. Our guess is that the series will return to the Vietnam War for the first time since Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam in 2010, though a return to a modern or slightly futuristic setting isn’t off the table (even if it would be disappointing).
Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for the second of four Battlefield 1 expansions, In the Name of the Tsar, which is coming out in September.
Source: PVP Live