Fans of the hit first-person shooter game Battlefield will be delighted to learn that Battlefield 5 will be revealed this week. DICE has announced a special live stream event that is viewable worldwide and will be held on May 6, 4 p.m. Eastern Time (which will be streamed on May 7 at 6 a.m. in Australia).
IGN has the story on the Global “Battlefield” live stream announcement. There were reports that the upcoming fifth Battlefield game will be set during the World War I era, a first for the Battlefield franchise. It is also a first for modern shooters as the recent popular era for first person shooters were modern day wars notably popularized by Activision’s “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.”
In the late ’90s to the mid-2000’s, World War II-themed first-person shooters were popular thanks to EA’s “Medal of Honor” series that helped establish a new trend in FPS games. So far the rumors of a World War I-based Battlefield is not final yet, but information that was posted on Twitter hints on the particular theme. This came after a listing from a German game retailer called World of Games listed Battlefield 5 as a Multiplayer tactical shooter in WW1. The listing also indicated that the game will be launched on Oct. 26.
Meanwhile, a recent photo leak showcasing a supposed new cover art for “Battlefield 5” has surfaced online with the subtitle “1944” on it–hinting that it will be instead heading to World War II with a release date of March 2017.
Gaming site Gamepur claimed that the image was fake. It explained on its website that there are some inconsistencies on the photo, as it was then discovered that the image was Photoshopped using a Samsung monitor for a screen and added silhouettes to make it look authentic.
Whether it is real or not, we will soon find out more on Battlefield 5 when the global live stream event kicks off this weekend.