'Battlefield 5' release date: Title may compete well, expected for launch this year

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Ahead of the release of the first-person shooter video game from EA and DICE called “Battlefield 5,” there are already speculations as to how the title may compete against other games.

In an exclusive interview with Gaming Bolt, industry analyst Michael Pachter revealed that the upcoming “Battlefield” iteration may prove to be a threat to the “Call of Duty” game that is also anticipated to be released this year.

He said, “Of course it will be [a threat]. I just think that there’s less overall competition,” adding that “‘Battlefield 5’ itself will be great.”

He explained that last year, there were other triple A titles that took on huge sales, namely titles from the franchise of “Halo,” “Fallout,” “Battlefront,” “Assassin’s Creed,” and “Call of Duty.” Compared to this year, there will just be four games to compete with. Adding to the advantage, the list includes smaller titles, so the “share” of sales will likely be bigger for “Battlefield.” There are still possible changes, however, since there may be some titles slated for announcement in the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event in June.

At the moment, there are very few details known about “Battlefield 5” except the looming rumors that it will have a World War I setting and might be called “Battlefield 5: Armageddon.”

However, last week, a Reddit user named KoXin also posted what looks like a draft of the four DLCs lined up for the game titled “Eastern Front,” Prototype Warfare,” “Titan Assault,” and “Independence Day,” but its veracity is yet to be proven. Most gaming portals and fans did not believe the outline because of some “loopholes” identified.

Nonetheless, if there is some truth in the leaked information, the release date of the first DLC is slated on Dec. 6, which means that the game will be launched earlier, perhaps sometime in October.