The mode might not be ready for the game’s initial launch.
DICE is reportedly protoyping a battle royale mode for Battlefield V.
According to an anonymous source from VentureBeat, the potential mode would feature mechanics similar to Fortnite and PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds, where 100 players battle each other until there’s only one player or team left standing.
The studio is allegedly looking into how it could make such a mode work with Battlefield V’s mechanics. The report also states that even if DICE is satisfied with what it has, the mode won’t be ready in time for Battlefield V’s launch this fall.
The source also tells VentureBeat if the mode does gets approved, EA could decide to release it as a free update, hold it off and include it in another project instead—like a new Star Wars Battlefront—or just make an entirely new, standalone battle royale game.
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. According to EA’s E3 2018 plans, attendees will have to opportunity to play the series’ next installment.
It appears the Battlefield franchise may not be the only well-established FPS series to potentially feature a battle royale mode. According to recent reports, Activision is also looking into including a battle royale mode in Black Ops 4.