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Tom Henderson: this year’s battlefield to be simply called “Battlefield”, set around 10 years from now with revolutionary campaign, multiplayer is “Battlefield ¾ on steroids” and Battle Royale coming later on

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“This year’s Battlefield title will simply be called BATTLEFIELD.

Per sources, I can confirm that the next Battlefield instalment will simply be called BATTLEFIELD and takes place around 10 years from now. The title is set in a modern/very near future, which gives the developers a chance to be able to implement weapons and vehicles that are currently in military development today.

The setting is very similar to how the Call of Duty franchise released Black Ops 2 in 2012, with the game being set in 2025 (so 10-15 years from its release date). So yes, expect military robots (Boston Dynamics?), drones, jets, helicopters, tanks and that sort of thing. The game is NOT a hub for all Battlefield titles, as the recent viral Reddit leak claims.

The game will feature a revolutionary campaign compared to other previous instalments. The campaign will focus on you and your specialist unit, where you’ll be able to chose which superpower you fight for. In BATTLEFIELD, there isn’t necessarily “Axis and Allies” as you will be able to chose your own path. Both the USA and Russia, who are the games only standing superpowers, will offer to “recruit” your specialist team and their skills throughout the campaign, which will be a valuable asset to both sides. For the first time, it would also appear like this year’s campaign is a co-op experience.

I can also confirm that it would appear that the reveal trailer for BATTLEFIELD will not feature any gameplay, nor multiplayer, and will be somewhat similar to the beginning of the Battlefield V reveal trailer, which is something I’m sure we’ll all be a little upset about.

Multiplayer will feature bigger and better battles and is described as “Battlefield ¾ on steroids”, with a Battle Royale also on the way at some stage. The Battle Royale experience will be completely disconnected from the Firestorm name and instead will adopt a new name, probably for obvious reasons. Players will still be able to play as the 4 different types of soldiers, but instead of just having unique gadgets, players will also have different “abilities”, which are similar to Call of Duty perks. For example a Scout soldier might have silent footsteps, whereas an Assault soldier might be able to sprint for a longer duration.

For the moment, that is all on BATTLEFIELD. I’m looking forward to seeing the trailer around May!”

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[https://www.getrevue.co/profile/_tom_henderson_/issues/tom-henderson-s-weekly-gone-gold-newsletter-1-battlefield-436326](https://www.getrevue.co/profile/_tom_henderson_/issues/tom-henderson-s-weekly-gone-gold-newsletter-1-battlefield-436326)


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Comments to Tom Henderson: this year’s battlefield to be simply called “Battlefield”, set around 10 years from now with revolutionary campaign, multiplayer is “Battlefield ¾ on steroids” and Battle Royale coming later on

  • The whole 10 years from now setting sounds like that deleted post on this subreddit which also mentioned robotics/drones.

    EIDT: TBag saved the reddit post on this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEjkQ_0Xit0

    It matches up a lot.

    Dangerman1337 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • And then the next battlefield game after this will simply be called: “Battle”

    dayvishay April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Battlefield 3/4 on steroids sounds awesome to me.

    GFurball April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Will there be destructible environments? It’s all I care about. I find it astounding that more games don’t have destruction in them.

    Goseki1 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • You had me at revolutionary campaign.

    Am i the only person who enjoys FPS campaigns? I thought MW2019s story mode was the best we have had in a while

    Al-Qa-Hal April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Interesting stuff. Henderson also said on Twitter that he will have info on cod WW2 vanguard integration in warzone

    mtol115 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I wonder if “around May” means late April or early June..

    VermontPowderKing April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Since when is silent footsteps a good idea in BR games? Dead silence and stopping power ruin warzone as is

    AgonizingSquid April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Black Ops 2-styled BF sounds sick ngl

    Close enough to still be grounded in reality, futuristic enough to go a little more wild/creative when it comes to gadgets/vehicles and fully fictional as a good excuse to shove in all the flamboyant tacticool multi-national cosmetics if they want.

    Skruddy April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I fucking hate that they aren’t going to show gameplay. I feel like other than the initial announcement trailer (which was years ago), don’t show shit until you are ready to show gameplay.

    The first non gameplay trailer for bfv killed the hype.

    Sharteria April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • this ones gonna be something special aint it

    ameyashetty1739 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • “Both the USA and Russia, who are the games only standing superpowers“

    That is highly disappointing if true.

    Zhukov-74 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Honestly, if starfield gets delayed (which is likely it will), the only games confirmed for this year that I’m even excited for is Battlefield and the Pokemon remakes, now if only I could actually buy an xbox series x….

    Sir_Michael2 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Am I the only one that doesn’t want a BR mode in Battlefield?

    ScreweyLogical April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I hope it won’t be crossgen, but it likely will. I really want them to blow us away with their next-gen tech.

    metalanejack April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • All i want is decent destructive environments, which used to make battlefield unique for me vs other fps’s and that’s gone with ps4 and xb1 becuz of weak jaguar cpu’s

    BreezeInRainSmell April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • >And will be somewhat similar to the beginning of the Battlefield V reveal trailer

    Now every character will wield cricket bats!

    Dave_Matthews_Jam April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • MOTHER RUSSIA HERE I COME!

    Agh1_00 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • > the USA and Russia, who are the games only standing superpowers

    What a unique and revolutionary idea, never seen that before! *yawn*

    BF 3/4 on steroids multiplayer and better campaign sounds great though, hopefully DICE got back on their feet and has some competent management now.

    Techboah April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I’m hoping for crossplay with console

    Durred90 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Man, this is probably bs, but goddammit I want all of this. Consider me *hyped*

    DerMetulz April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I have a feeling that this game is gonna absolutely FUCK every other FPS out there and be mind-blowingly incredible. Let’s hope.

    TylerTCBB April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I’m hoping we get like prototype hovertanks or something

    RyuseiDateSRX April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Does tom Henderson have any credibility?

    And if yes, can someone give examples

    No-Wish-6455 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Nothing really shocking or surprising here. Disappointing about the trailer if true but if I remember sometimes they do the initial cinematic reveal then a month or so later a gameplay one unless they wait until an E3 like event.

    Only thing disappointing is USA vs Russia. Cante we have more factions? I hope it’s just the campaign and the MP has more. I miss the BF2 days of more factions.

    I only care about MP so I’m interested in more details about that and which vehicles and weapons will be available.

    N3xrad April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • Sounds promising but I’m still skeptical after BFV.

    xWhiteRavenx April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • “2 details that were missed from yesterday’s newsletter:

    – BATTLEFIELD is a sequel to Battlefield 4

    – Your specialist unit consists of soldiers from the other fallen superpowers that are not USA/Russia.”

    ImSaimo April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I hope they steal the loadout mechanic from Warzone. Looting was crap in Firestorm.

    -DoW- April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • i hope those perks will stay in BR…

    washiXD April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I am very interested in this

    Fallout_VaulTec_Dave April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • This sounds exactly what I want. I just hope they don’t go overboard with overly-futuristic things.

    TekHead April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • I hope the game setting is closer to modern than futuristic. I’m worried about the “similar to Black Ops 2”. If there’s crap like exo/batman suits, jetpacks/wings, four legged metal gears, or fictional laser guns that come straight out of Destiny, I might pass on this game.

    FriendlyMushroom5 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • This Battlefield is gonna be the best one yet I can feel it

    Reign_of_Ragnar April 7, 2021 6:27 pm
  • If it does the same thing as Black Ops 2 did where its normal weapons but modified with shitty “futuristic” furniture, that is a huge turn off. I’m fine with a modern/futuristic shooter if its an expansion to already established plans. Drones and stuff I’m fine with, but keep it aesthetically modern.

    Everyone loves to talk about how Black Ops 2 was the peak of CoD and it was the best setting but I couldn’t get into it. It was fun but nothing beats modern military aesthetic for me.

    Dazza821 April 7, 2021 6:27 pm