This year’s Battlefield is set in WW2 – report

2018’s Battlefield game will be set in World War 2, a new Venturebeat report states.

Eurogamer sources close to the project have heard similar.

After being referred to by the name Battlefield 2 throughout development, an update to the above report states it has recently been given the final name of Battlefield V – which works both as Battlefield 5 and as a call-out to the famous V for Victory sign.

A WW2 setting comes as little surprise – last year’s Battlefield 1 was a huge success, while last year’s Call of Duty WW2 was… also a huge success.

And Venturebeat states this has been EA’s plan all along – test the waters of a return to historical combat with WW1, before doubling down on the more well-known setting of WW2.

In December, Eurogamer squashed a report that this year’s Battlefield would be Bad Company 3. Eurogamer sources close to the project told me the idea for Battlefield Bad Company 3 had existed, but was not in development.