'Battlefield 5' release date news: Game coming October 2016, retailer indicates

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Publisher Electronic Arts is currently developing a new “Battlefield” game. Now, a new leak suggests “Battlefield 5” could arrive in October this year.

This new “Battlefield 5” release date information comes from one retailer and was spotted first by a Twitter user. German retailer World of Games has listed “Battlefield 5” on its website. The game is supposedly available for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One, and Windows PC. All three listings agree on the game’s release date which is October 2016.

This release date information is, of course, unconfirmed. Rumors have pegged the release date of the upcoming “Battlefield” sequel to the 2016 holidays. EA’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson previously said during an earnings call in 2014 that “Battlefield 5’s” release date will be in the third quarter of the company’s 2017 fiscal year. This period ends in December and therefore the rumored launch during the 2016 holidays.

The World of Games listing also contained another interesting piece of information, this time regarding the setting of the upcoming “Battlefield 5.” In the original description of the “Battlefield 5” listing, it was reported that the German phrase “Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg” was written. The game’s current description has already been modified it. However, the German phrase was translated to mean “Multiplayer tactical shooter in WW1.” The new description now reads “Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter” or “Multiplayer tactical shooter” when translated to English.

The “WW1” bit got “Battlefield” fans and followers buzzing recently as it hints at the sequel taking place in World War I. Although this information is also unconfirmed, EA had previously said that “Battlefield’s” upcoming sequel will make a return to a military-themed setting. Whether or not this new location will be World War I or not remains to be seen.

What’s confirmed though is that the publisher has already started work on the next “Battlefield” game. This confirmation came by way of EA DICE’s Development Director Dan Vanderlind in December.