After much speculation, EA has finally announced Battlefield V. Little else is known as yet about the upcoming shooter, though this is the first time the company has confirmed the name of the next Battlefield title.
“The next chapter of EA DICE’s groundbreaking all-out war saga is Battlefield V,” reads a statement on the official Battlefield website. The statement goes on to confirm the game’s full reveal is slated for May 23 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST (2 PM AET).
The reveal event will be hosted by TV presenter and comedian Trevor Noah. The stream, which will be hosted on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer, will feature the development team sharing their vision for the game. As yet, we don’t know which platforms the game is coming to, or precisely when it will launch; EA had, however, previously stated a Battlefield game was coming this fall.
The title “Battlefield V” previously leaked from multiple sources. Those same sources stated the game is set in the Second World War, though EA has not confirmed this as yet. Whatever the game’s setting, it will be playable in June at the publisher’s own EA Play event.
If EA does return to WWII, it will be the first in the series set during that era in a while: the last game set during the conflict was 2009’s Battlefield 1943. The last Battlefield game was of course 2016’s Battlefield 1, and the WWI game proved to be very popular with fans and critics alike.