Battlefield V is now known to feature a Battle Royale mode, which has created excitement and apprehension in seemingly equal measures from fans of the series. However, there will still be a great deal of resources devoted to the War Stories, the game's single player campaign, and it is this aspect of the game that was shown off during the Xbox E3 2018 Showcase.
The new trailer can be seen below:
The trailer is brief, and certainly not the last we'll see of the game during this year's E3. The trailer shows a young girl, who seems to be on the verge of joining the Norwegian resistance to the Nazis during WWII. The focus seemed to be on an emotional individualistic experience of the war, which may tell us something about what the campaign will be like.
The first trailer for the game, which showed a female character with a prosthetic arm, quickly received over 300,000 dislikes, with the negative feedback thought to me mainly based on concerns of historical inaccuracy and gender representation. Now that the historical accuracy is shown to be rather sound - 255 of the 1433 members of the Norweigan resistance movement who lost their lives during the war were female - it will be interesting to see if this trailer is better received than its predecessor.
Since it was announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will also have a Battle Royale mode this year, but will not have a campaign, Battlefield V's story mode may just be one of its biggest advantages over its most direct competitor. Knowing this, it's likely that DICE will want to show off a lot more of its cinematic campaign over the coming months to attract narrative-based shooter fans.
Battlefield fans should stay tuned to E3 over the coming days, where plenty more gameplay details are sure to emerge. Since fans at the conference will also get hands-on access to the game, it's likely some extended gameplay footage will also appear before too long.
Battlefield V is in development and is scheduled for release on October 19th, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.