Call of Duty has always been best as a tighter, more twitch shooter. That source claims that the studio is now experimenting with different ways to get the basic concept of a battle royale title to work within the Battlefield systems. With enough interesting gameplay tweaks, that could be a ideal fit for Activision's workhorse.
For those unaware, such games involve 100 players arriving on the battlefield and fighting to take each other out, as the map's size keeps on shrinking.
In fact, the source claims that EA could still cancel the prototype, keep it for the following Battlefield or next Star Wars: Battlefront sequel, or spin it off into its own game. If this news turns out to be true then there's no doubt Battlefield 5 will draw huge crowds away from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite.
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It appears the Battlefield franchise may not be the only well-established FPS series to potentially feature a battle royale mode. The last one to remain standing is the victor. The key word is "prototype" - this hasn't been greenlit for full development, and is unlikely to be done in time to meet the game's release date later this year. What's more, DICE isn't the only one apparently investing in the battle royale system.
Both game developers have not given any details but the two games will be coming this year, so the wait is not going to be very long. So it didn't surprise too many people when Call of Duty news site CharlieIntel reported that Activision has support studio Raven working on a battle royale for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which debuts in October. Are you playing any battle royale games?