The game is still not officially announced.
Yeah, as per a new report over at VentureBeat, which cites sources close to the game. If the developer decides to release a Battle Royale mode for Battlefield, it won't be ready in time for the launch of Battlefield V later this year but could potentially release at a later date as either a free update or standalone expansion. Throw one more on the pile though, as DICE and EA are also considering a similar game mode in the next Battlefield game, now called Battlefield 5.
The question is, whether this trend represents a seismic shift in the kinds of games people want to play, or if like a number of other half-genres over the past two decades, whether we'll see players return to the mainstays before long. Namely, it will see 100 players drop into a location and try to be the last person standing. This kind of gameplay is all the rage at the moment, with PUBG and Fortnite grabbing the biggest pieces of the cake.
The news comes one day after sources within Treyarch reported that the studio is working on a battle royale mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. But there's still no concrete proof to base these claims on.
If this happens to be true we'll hear more at this year's E3.
Battlefield 5 will follow Battlefield 1 which was released in 2016, and adopted a World War 1 theme rather than taking the modern approach that its predecessors had popularised. Now it seems that Venturebeat has received more information regarding Battlefield V's development.