In a move that probably surprises all of two people, there will be a Battlefield 5. Developer DICE’s Dan Vanderlind tweeted this weekend “Now that we’ve shipped Battlefront and a part of the team continues to work on it, I am moving on to another project, the next Battlefield..” Dices gritty realisitic modern military shooter seems to have become a fully annualized property at this point, joining the likes of Call of Duty and Madden on a release schedule that while it is a nightmare for developers, keeps studios quite happy.
Those who disliked the last Battlefield title, Hardline, will be happy to note that EA’s CFO already confirmed that Battlefield 5 is returning to the series roots with a classic modern setting. He also mentioned in the same interview that they had a large release planned for each year, hinting at another large FPS for 2017. Titanfall 2 maybe?