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Battlefield 2018: Release Date, WW2 and Bad Company game rumours for new EA PS4, Xbox, PC

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EA has revealed it'll be shipping a new Battlefield game in 2018 - but what sort of shooter will it be?

Battlefield 2018: Release Date, WW2 and Bad Company game rumours for new EA PS4, Xbox, PC

Battlefield 2018: Release Date, WW2 and Bad Company game rumours for new EA PS4, Xbox, PC

 

EA has announced it will be releasing a new Battlefield game in 2018, as its other big shooter - Anthem - slips to 2019's launch window.

This will make it two years since a Battlefield launch - Battlefield 1 released in fall 2016 - but details are pretty thin on the ground about what kind of game this proposed shooter will be.

Battlefield 2018 - Release Date
The only information we have about Battlefield's release date so far is that the game will be coming out late this year.

The earnings call from EA stated the game would see a Q3 release this year - if you look back at previous Battlefield games, you'll see Battlefield 1 got launched on 21 October and Battlefield 4.

Does that hint at a potential release day? Maybe, but then you have to remember Rockstar recently announced Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on October 26... so we imagine most other publishers are going to want to steer well clear of that.

 

Is it Battlefield Bad Company 3?
We do know, however, that this game will not be an entry in the Battlefield Bad Company series - and this all starts with some rumours coming from YouTube.

Last year, reports circulated about a new Battlefield game in development courtesy of Battlefield YouTuber TheAlmightyDaq. 

TheAlmightyDaq accurately predicted a lot of information about Battlefield 1 ahead of its release, leading to many sites trusting his reportage. 

He reported that Battlefield: Bad Company 3 was in development last year, but later he uploaded another video claiming there were two Battlefield games in development - rather than just one.

Daq reports that the Bad Company 3 game will launch in 2019, developed by DICE LA who are responsible for a lot of the post-launch Battlefield 1 content.

The 2018 Battlefield offering will instead be a World War 2 game from DICE Sweden - main developers of the franchise - and will be a spiritual sequel to Battlefield 1.

 

According to Eurogamer, the rumoured Battlefield Bad Company 3 game will be set in a "mid and post-Vietnam conflict" setting, and game modes will include Conquest, Rush, Operations, Domination and Team Deathmatch.

As per the series so far, the game will also include 'era-appropriate' guns.

In terms of gameplay, Engineer, Support, Assault and Recon classes are rumoured to return, alongside helicopters, LAVs, modern tanks and more besides.

It seems pretty clear that there are two Battlefield projects in development, but depending on what studio is working on which game, we could see an announcement of Bad Company of Battlefield WW2 

 

 

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