A story campaign was the one thing most fans didn’t miss from Battlefield 2042 but it looks like the next game is going to have one anyway.
Only today we mentioned how publishers themselves are usually the best source for leaks, thanks to the way they always fill their online updates with unintended secrets – which is exactly what just happened with Call Of Duty. Their other common mistake is revealing information in job ads that they haven’t announced publicly, and that’s what EA has done with the next Battlefield.
There are no official details but job ads for EA’s new studio in Seattle clearly talk about wanting a design director to work on a ‘masterfully designed single-player campaign’.
‘Battlefield Seattle is focused on building rich, exciting stories with memorable characters and powerful experiences all in the Battlefield universe,’ adds the job description, implying that storytelling is a major element of the new game.
Battlefield 2042 did not have a story campaign but that’s one element of the game nobody was very upset about, as storytelling is not developer DICE’s forte and the series’ single-player modes have rarely proven very popular.
Battlefield Seattle is a new studio though, formed from veterans of Bungie and Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor developer Monolith Productions, who have a better track record when it comes to telling a story.
However, that still doesn’t change the fact that a good story is not why most people play Battlefield and that the main complaint about Battlefield 2042 was the bugs and lack of content.
DICE will still be involved in the new game, and the franchise in general, but the new studio is a sign that EA is adamant about the series continuing, no matter who makes it.
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