With November’s “Battlefield V,” the “Battlefield” franchise is focusing on some of the less well-known environments of World War 2.
Its War Stories mode is inspired by historical events and players can expect to take part in these frequently overlooked but nevertheless significant aspects of the World War 2 conflict.
The trailer itself is released hot on the heels of “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” the franchise’s traditional rival and one that, recognizing the otherwise overwhelming popularity of the Battle Royale genre, has decided to beat its new crop of competitors by joining them.
Thus “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” is multiplayer-oriented, forsaking the carefully choreographed solo campaign spectacle that helped establish it as an annual blockbuster, and instead presenting a Battle Royale mode called Blackout that combines elements from previous franchise entries, as well as evolutions on other legacy multiplayer modes.
“Battlefield V,” too, has its own response to the Battle Royale phenomenon, spearheaded first by “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and then by “Fortnite,” though Firestorm will be added to “Battlefield V” at some point post-launch.
Hence its use of single-player to differentiate itself from “Black Ops 4.”