Battlefield studio DICE is reportedly working on a battle royale mode project

100 players ride the wings of a plane over an island

100 players ride the wings of a plane over an island

Specifically, a battle royale mode for this year's Battlefield V. I believe it is pretty safe to say what the theme for E3 2018 is going to be.

However, it's worth noting that the VentureBeat report goes on to claim that the mode is still in the prototype phase over at DICE, and has not yet been greenlit as a definitive feature for Battlefield 5, which is due to release in the fall of this year. The mode involves players trying to survive to be the last man standing. A full-blown and polished battle royale would be a nice adrenaline shot to the fanbase months beyond launch, but consider it just a rumor for now.

Yet, having seen "Fortnite" developer Epic Games hit gold after spinning off "Fortnite: Battle Royale" as a standalone free download, could EA greenlight a separate "Battlefield: Battle Royale" release, taking on the might of "PUBG" and "Fortnite" even more directly?

The mode remains in testing as the studio decides whether to greenlight it for its forthcoming World War II shooter, which makes it unlikely that the mode would make it into the game at launch if approved. Venturebeat are reporting that DICE are now working on a Battle Royale mode for Battlefield 5, or Battlefield 2, or whatever it will be called. A modern-day Battlefield title with a battle royale mode might suffer somewhat from the presence of advanced weaponry.

Call of Duty, on the other hand, would have to make drastic changes to its traditional design, adding bigger maps, making gameplay adjustment, but the biggest challenge would be accepted from its community, especially, part of the community that loves Black Ops series for its story content, which is reportedly being scrapped.

For more on what's next for DICE's first-person shooter franchise, read up on where and when this next Battelfield game could be set. However, we are curious on what you think about this mode potentially being implemented into the newest Battlefield game. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills.

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