As GamesBeat is reporting, the next Battlefield game will use World War II as its setting. Of course, we still wouldn't mind if all this turns out to be a ruse to cover up the impending reveal of Battlefield: Bad Company 3.
It looks like DICE the makers of the hugely successful Battlefield 1 which came out in 2016 is getting a sequel.
Internally, it was rumoured that the game was originally called Battlefield 2, but it's now been changed to Battlefield V to avoid confusion with the previous Battlefield game with the same title.
How do we know all this?
In fact, according to the report, EA and DICE decided long ago that the futuristic setting wasn't where they wanted to keep the franchise.
This also follows on the success of later year's Call of Duty: WWII, which sold more than any CoD for a number of years.
It's looking more and more like this year's entry in the Battlefield series is going to be a return to World War II. The game will apparently be releasing sometime later this year, and will be the first time the company has returned to World War 2 since 2009 with Battlefield 1943, an online shooter. Now is the ideal time for DICE to make this move and bring the series back, though the optics will be that they are following Call of Duty this time where the narrative was flipped in 2016.
We've reached out to EA for comment, and will update this post with any responses we receive.