Will Battlefield 5 be set during the First World War?
An interesting one is making room on the net new rumor regarding a possible Battlefield 5 set during the First World War. It all starts with a page put online in the shop of a Swiss retailer, which is still fully accessible, among other things. Wog.ch, the shop in question, has also given further details, among these we find the release date set for October 26, 2016, as well as the reference platforms, namely PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In general the site states that we will be dealing with a “tactical shooter set in the First World War”. It is since Battlefield 2 that the DICE series has dealt with modern wars, without ever having faced the war in question. So far as Wog.ch should he be right, it would be a good excuse to unplug from all today’s shooters that always catapult us into more or less near futures and that do not dare to face the settings, history and suggestion that the wars of the past can generate. And if a series like Battlefield does it, it is even more interesting.
In this regard, however, Neither DICE nor Electronic Arts has yet spoken, publisher of a possible game in the series.