How are you enjoying Battlefield 4 at the moment? DICE has just pushed out Naval Strike for the game, which is the second Battlefield 4 DLC expansion of a planned four. Dragon’s Teeth is coming this Summer, so is there any chance at all that a Battlefield 5 release date can still happen in 2015?
All signs point to no, but what about if Battlefield 5 isn’t the next game that EA want to release? The publisher will have just witnessed Activision announce Call of Duty Advanced Warfare from Sledgehammer Games to release in 2014 and it’s fuelled speculation further that EA still want to make Battlefield an annual release franchise.
The only way they could do this is by giving the next Battlefield game to a developer that isn’t DICE. We know that EA has Visceral Games and BioWare on their books and with BioWare already working on their next Star Wars game after The Old Republic, Visceral Games may be the team to turn to.
On top of this, there are already rumors floating around that a Battlefield game in 2014 could be coming and it could be themed around police. If this is turns out to be Battlefield Bad Company, it would very interesting but being police themed if true it could suggest that something entirely new is coming under a different subtitle.
It’s important to remember that Battlefield 3 was released at the end of 2011 and the next game was Battlefield 4 released towards the end of 2013 so there was a two year gap – with the same developer of course.
The rumors on annual Battlefield releases though are not going away and we would be surprised if EA chose not to cash in after seeing that another Call of Duty title is on the way.
We want to know your thoughts on this. DICE are obviously not going to develop another Battlefield game in 2014 since they have two more BF4 DLC packs to work on, but do you think that Visceral Games could be making a police-themed Battlefield spin-off to release later this year?
Do you support Battlefield annual releases or are you completely against it?