1. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    From the Battlefield 1 Easter Egg Discord:

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    Leads to a page on the official EA website: https://www.ea.com/neverbethesame

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    Easter egg in question:



    (if it isn't working: https://streamable.com/92ph2)

    Looks like about as official a trailer teaser as we're going to get. Slogan seems to be "Battlefield will never be the same."

    Let the speculation begin.
     
  2. Milennia

    Milennia
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    Welp there’s that
     
  3. Sir Guts

    Sir Guts
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    Why not wait until E3 :/ ? I don’t understand companies announcing games right before E3!
     
  4. Falconbox

    Falconbox
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    Teaser trailer May 23rd followed by gameplay blowout on June 9th at EA Play.

    Makes sense.

    Please be World War 2.
     
  5. TheLionsDen

    TheLionsDen
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    'Never Be The Same'

    I wonder if that means we'll be getting something different than what the rumours have been saying, WW2 or Bad Company 3.
     
  6. Much118

    Much118
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    So not Bad Company 3?

    Oh for fucks sake. To me, ' Battlefield will never be the same ' reads as ' We're going to introduce Battle Royale to Battlefield, and it's here to stay. ' I hope I'm wrong though.
     
  7. Falconbox

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    I mean, they did it with BF1 also. Cinematic CGI teaser trailer to get people hyped, followed by gameplay being shown at EA Play.
     
  8. FairyEmpire

    FairyEmpire
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    Both Battlefield and Call Of Duty going for a marketing theme that wants to subvert our expectations. Interesting.
     
  9. Battle royale field
     
  10. Cort

    Cort
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    I'm excited, Battlefield 1 was a success on every level.
     
  11. Sargerus

    Sargerus
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    AAA Battle Royale is coming bois
     
  12. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    Also, shoutout to the BFEE community who became the launch platform for the next BF game!
     
  13. Seijuro

    Seijuro
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    Yeah "Never be the same" smells like Battly Royale. As long as they deliver the normal Battlefield experience (Conquest, Rush etc) as well I'm fine with it.
     
  14. N00MKRAD

    N00MKRAD
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    Can't fucking wait.

    PUBG is fun, but you know, E S P O R T S - R E A D Y. Also, gunplay feels bad.
    Fortnite is just boring to me, and the map is rather empty and small.

    But damn, Battlefield with BR? I'm in.
     
  15. impingu1984

    impingu1984
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    BattleRoyaleField
     
  16. MrConbon210

    MrConbon210
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    Find it funny that both Call of Duty and Battfield are going with the reinvention theme at the same time.
     
  17. Zappy

    Zappy
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    Somebody has to properly explain to me how Battle Royale, in any way, fits into the Battlefield template? Especially if a WW2 battlefield?

    Are you going to play as Japanese soldiers stranded on an island after the war, not realising its finished and its a case of survival by shooting and eating the other 99?
     
  18. Spacecowboy

    Spacecowboy
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    So no Bad Company?

    I sad
     
  19. MrConbon210

    MrConbon210
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    It doesn’t need to have a story reason for a free for all mode. The previous free for all modes never had a story behind them.
     
  20. Stygr

    Stygr
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    It's just a multiplayer mode, you don't need a story lol
     
  21. Zappy

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    I know it doesn't. But its going to feel hella out of place. Given battlefield is primarily large team combat....which ultimately is congruous to large scale conflicts. Having 100 players drop in and slug it out, doesn't seem like a fit narratively, or even gameplay wise.

    To me its almost like they need a separate BR experience utilising the engine but changing the gameplay considerably to fit that mode. Look at PUBG/Fortnite and those games are fully designed around a BR style. I can't imagine just dumping the BF mechanics into a BR mode will be fun, but even more so I can't imagine it is something that will capture the BF community at all, given that isn't why people play the game.

    And if you're playing Fortnite/PUBG 24-7 why would you spend £55 on a BF game that has a BR mode less curated than the game you're playing?
     
  22. Compsiox

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    Battlefield with a realistic mode and a fantasy mode. Flying cars, tanks, and unicorns.

    A man can dream!
     
  23. Zips

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    Everyone is just assuming this has something to do with BR. It's a generic phrase that could literally mean anything. It's like if I said that it's totally Bad Company 3 due to the fact that the room the URL was found in contains four beds.
     
  24. Zappy

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    But again its more than just a story. It would be weird parachuting in as a Japanese soldier and killing other Japanese soldiers. It would be weird in many ways.

    Beyond that though the core gameplay of a BF game is so remote from BR that I find it a huge stretch to see how they would do it as anything other than a token novelty mode that is barely played. The BF community want a proper large scale battle game. They don't want that diluted by some tacked on, ill-fitting BR game.

    Especially when you see that the best thing in BF1 was operations. Large scale battles with some narrative placing the real conflicts in context and recreating the feeling of WW1 to a small extent. BF has always been about recreating the feels.

    BR still to me seems way out of place.
     
  25. Spacecowboy

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    I think that horse picture is referring to a mustang. So mustang > P-51 Mustang > WW 2 confirmed?
     
  26. Compsiox

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    What new stuff will be introduced if its WW2 (gameplay-wise)? It wasn't even long after WW1.
     
  27. Say about Dice what you want but they make fantastic easter eggs
     
  28. adrem007

    adrem007
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    Praying to god it isn't set in the past
     
  29. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    The Pedersen rifle, of course:

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    But really, like, a lot of stuff.
     
  30. zeknurn

    zeknurn
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    I wonder if they will make their battle royale mode free to play and an attempt to up-sell people to the full product.
     
  31. VoidPlot

    VoidPlot
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    Shocked if the battle royale thing is being done before Wildlands does it first
     
  32. Falconbox

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    I imagine behemoths are going to be back in the game, but they'll probably have to find a way to make them more important.

    As it is in BF1, you're losing and get a behemoth, which promptly removes about 5 people from your team who would be better served trying to cap flags.
     
  33. No more casual BF?! I remain hopeful.
     
  34. Voodoopeople

    Voodoopeople
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    Because we're talking about this game on it's own. Right now. Get your game out first and give it a head start in terms of mindshare and discussion. Also, leaks in the week or so before E3 tend to undermine carefully planned messaging. So get out first, on your terms.
     
  35. Compsiox

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    Lol okay
    Yep and it will fail to sell people on the full game. They'll just monetize the shit out of the battle royale and future battlefields will be free2play.
     
  36. okelF

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    /
     
  37. Box

    Box
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    Where is this video from? I can never see them in Firefox.
     
  38. SixelAlexiS

    SixelAlexiS
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    The OP video doesn't load for me, chrome and firefox :/
     
  39. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    That's them working as intended. A mechanic that routinely swapped the winning and losing team would be pretty awful. Behemoths clearly aren't intended for that, they are quite obviously made to be too little, too late.

    What they do well though is help prevent a stagnant base massacre snooze fest. Something BF1 has vastly improved on over its predecessors.
     
  40. TaurezAG

    TaurezAG
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    There were some elements of BR in BF3's Scavenger gamemode. I can see DICE building upon this and making a BR mode.
     
  41. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    It's from Streamable, so it should work.

    I updated the OP with a direct link for people who can't see it.
     
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  43. TheRedSnifit

    TheRedSnifit
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    I mean, there's a reason that BF1 had to dredge up a bunch of barely-functional prototypes and such. The only reason anybody knows the Hellriegel exists is because of two photos. Nobody knew the Selbstlater 1906 until like 2007. The Char C2 wasn't even built until well after the war ended.

    WWI and WWII had very different levels of technology.
     
  44. Letters

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    Guess my friends and I are nobody, feels bad. We don’t find 3rd person battleroyale enjoyable at all and have been dying for a AAA dev like Dice to do the PUBG-FPP style experience.
     
  45. Compsiox

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    I guess I'm just hoping there will be a big difference from past WW2 games. I dont know. Idk if WW2 on a modern Battlefield scale will be enough of a draw for me. Heres hoping the Battle Royale is real.
     
  46. jediyoshi

    jediyoshi
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    Nah I'm with you on FP. Actually at this point, anything that gives it a further distinction from Fortnite would probably be best.
     
  47. SantaC

    SantaC
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    Never be the same, Japanese students to kill eachother confirmed.
     
  48. Chittagong

    Chittagong
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    Yeah it’s an exciting prospect to get a BR game that is actually fun to play mechanically, like Battlefield. While the plot and dynamic of PUBG is exhilarating, I am not convinced the yankiness is necessary. If they can figure out the health and items balance for Battlefield engine, it’ll be killer.
     
  49. SantaC

    SantaC
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    CoD to take aim at May 23rd confirmed.
     
  50. Daffy Duck

    Daffy Duck
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    Never be the same? Pay to win lootboxes coming to BF confirmed.

    Huh, their reveal is May 17th.