It’s looking more and more like this year’s entry in the Battlefield series is going to be a return to World War II.
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GamesBeat cites anonymous sources “familiar with EA’s plans” for the series saying Battlefield 2 will be set during the Second World War. This much at least lines up with rumors we reported on back in December, when popular Battlefield YouTuber AlmightyDaq uploaded a video about DICE’s plans for the franchise.
AlmightyDaq said in his initial video at the time that he had learned DICE were working on Battlefield Bad Company 3, but a couple days later he uploaded a follow-up that claimed there were two Battlefield projects were in the works: Bad Company 3 was allegedly being handled by DICE LA, who have done the bulk of the post-release content for Battlefield 1, with work on Battlefield 2 (set in World War II) going back to DICE Sweden, where the core games have been developed.
While AlmightyDaq’s sources said Bad Company 3 was scheduled for 2019, GamesBeat’s reporting suggests that game – if it exists at all – is probably still a long way off.
However, their sources say Battlefield 2 will be out this calendar year, which almost definitely means late October or November. It would be the first Battlefield game set in World War II since Battlefield 1943 came out in 2009.
We’ve reached out to EA for comment on this story, and we’ll update this if we hear back.