EA DICE is testing a potential battle royale mode for their upcoming title Battlefield V.
This comes from a VentureBeat report, which claims that the addition is a reaction to the huge success of other battle royale titles such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and most recently Epic Games’ Fortnite.
Battlefield V, which is rumoured to be set in World War II and released later in the year, is not expected to launch with a battle royale mode, as the studio has not yet approved the mode, and is investigating how last-player-standing would work with the game’s existing mechanics. It is possible, however, that if the addition is approved, that it will be provided in the form of downloadable content after the game’s release.
It is no surprise that the studio would be keen to jump on the battle royale bandwagon. The genre has seen incredible success after being popularised by PUBG, which has risen to become the third highest earning game ever on Steam.
Epic Games was able to recreate PUBG’s success with their title Fortnite, which recently surpassed PUBG’s monthly revenue, earning $126 million (£88.8 million) in February. Fortnite has also risen to become the most viewed and streamed game on Twitch. The game is now so popular on Twitch that streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has streamed Fortnite with the famous musician Drake multiple times.