Single-Player Making a Return
EA is already planning for the next Battlefield single-player story campaign, according to a new job listing.
The new job posting is looking for a new Design Director. The role overview explicitly states that the new employee will be in charge of the campaign’s mission design, narrative, and more. “you will manage the design team and design vision of a new Battlefield campaign. Your job is to orchestrate the mission design, narrative, game mechanics, and systems to create the highest quality experience possible. You foster relationships with creative, engineering, and production to create an inclusive design team,” reads the Role Overview
This signals the beginning of the pre-production phase of the next Battlefield title. It also effectively confirms the game will in fact include a single-player campaign. This should be a cause for celebration amongst the franchise’s fans after EA had chosen to ignore the story component with Battlefield 2042 and focus only on the Multiplayer experience, which is infamously also flawed even almost a year after its release.
This also lines up with a recent statement made by Rebecka Coutaz, DICE General Manager, in which she stated the studio has no time to pursue any titles other than Battlefield. “There is no time for anything else and this is what we want to do. In three years, we want to be the first-person shooter powerhouse that DICE deserves to be, and that is what we’re going for.” Coutaz said to GamesIndustry.biz.
It is worth noting that EA’s next Battlefield game remains unofficial as of right now, and a release date is undoubtedly years away. Battlefield 2042 is now available for purchase on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.