DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode - rumour

Audrey Hill
April 20, 2018

Following the vast popularity that games like PUBG and Fortnite are enjoying right now, EA too it seems wants to cash in on the craze.

Yeah, as per a new report over at VentureBeat, which cites sources close to the game. Probably not. As the report claims, DICE is simply prototyping and testing how a battle royale mode might work within the context of Battlefield. Meanwhile, Battlefield 5 is going to feature Battle Royale on top of everything that already makes Battlefield great.

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Exploding in popularity since the March 2017 release of "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds", battle royale games tend to drop 100 players into an enclosed but expansive environment, constricting the available play space over the length of a match and thus forcing players into contact with each other until one player or team remains. The objective is to become the last player standing. This kind of gameplay is all the rage at the moment, with PUBG and Fortnite grabbing the biggest pieces of the cake. So it didn't surprise too many people when Call of Duty news site CharlieIntel reported that Activision has support studio Raven working on a battle royale for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which debuts in October. "Battlefield 1" takes place during the First World War. But the latest game is expected to jump right back into modern warfare.

The predominance of battle royale mode rumours has some industry analysts predicting that the genre will shake out the way the MOBA genre did: a couple of titles will be successful, but most will fail.

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