Battlefield 5 was set to go head to head with Call of Duty this year with both franchises having battle royale modes in for the first time in both their histories. Now, even after the full game has already been delayed the Battle Royale gets an even more distant release.
The Battle Royale for Battlefield 5 is known as Firestorm, includes the classic shrinking battlefield and vehicles along with destructible environments that we are used to seeing in Battlefield games.
Here is what is says in a post on EA’s official website explaining the situation:
Battle Royale comes to Battlefield with Firestorm and the war reaches Greece as the third Tides of War chapter is unleashed in the Spring.
This will mean that Firestorm will be releasing in March at the earliest. Many fans believed that the battle royale game mode would have come out at the same time as the rest of the game. This is what happened with the latest Call of Duty game and lead CoD to make over $500 million in the first week. This was also the most successful Call of Duty since Black Ops 2 and could be a fan favourite for the next few months or maybe even until a new CoD game gets released.
This delayed release could mean that Battlefield gets a lot less sales this year. Battle royale is the hot genre of gaming at the moment and if Battlefield doesn’t have it until next year it could be detrimental to the sales numbers.
What could help save Battlefield is the fact that they have a single player campaign in their game this year where as Call of Duty does not. Gamers this year have been all about single player games with the explosive sales records of God of War and Spider-Man that could also transition into Battlefield 5’s story.
Speaking of Battlefield 5’s story – check out our exclusive gameplay of the campaign:
Has CoD won this year against Battlefield 5 because of this delay to the Battle Royale mode or will you be picking Battlefield up for the multiplayer and singleplayer modes.