EA has confirmed that the upcoming Battlefield game will not be dropping its single-player portion.
As part of yesterday’s earnings report, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated that Battlefield V will continue to tell “compelling single-player stories,” suggesting that we could see a continuation of the campaign style introduced in Battlefield 1:
“With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways. Every battle is unique, and every mode brings its own challenges – from the way you interact with the environment around you, to compelling single-player stories, to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes.”
This news comes less than a month after it was reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will not feature a traditional single player campaign, a first for the series. Instead, the development team at Treyarch will focus on the popular multiplayer and Zombie modes — and, if the rumors are true, some form of Battle Royale mode to compete with the likes of Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
In addition to its campaign, Battlefield V will include the usual expansive multiplayer offerings the series is known for, as well as some sort of dedicated co-op mode. And of course, EA is also prototyping a Battle Royale mode for the game.
Battlefield V is scheduled to drop later this October. We should find out a lot more about it at this year’s EA Play event, which runs from June 9-11 in Los Angeles.