How Should We Remember BF5?
Battlefield 5 has not gone according to plan. When it first launched in 2018 it was clear that this was going to be a low point in the series. The community was already skeptical thanks to a string of announcement trailers that “deviated” from historical realism. Not to mention a less than stellar beta that was pushed out the door a few months before launch. For a lot of different reasons, Battlefield 5 had somehow managed to not meet the low expectations that longtime fans of the franchise had for the new BF title. Now that Dice has announced that support for Battlefield 5 is going to end this summer, fans have been left wondering, are there any positives to take away from this game?
A prominent YouTuber and Battlefield community member Westie recently explored this question. Like most people who have played Battlefield 5, he has also been disappointed by the effort of Dice. However, he has a much more uplifting and positive outlook on BF5 than most. While the game has a ton of flaws, there are still some positives that can be taken away and kept around for the next Battlefield game that is scheduled to release sometime in the 2021 fiscal year.
Things like gunplay, a fast time to kill, building fortifications, and player mobility were all pleasant additions to the game. Battlefield 5’s biggest downfall was the developer’s inability to admit mistakes as well as deliver on promises of plentiful DLC and technical support. It should be expected that whatever Dice has planned for the next Battlefield game, it is going to take place in modern times. There are simply too many things that can go wrong with historical shooters.
The next Battlefield is still a ways away, but hopefully, this can be a huge learning experience for Dice and EA. The franchise depends on it.