With Battlefield 5’s world premiere coming later today, you’d think its employees might be showing a few nerves. Not so – DICE-associated accounts are having a lot of fun on social media this morning.
The Battlefield Twitter account yesterday revealed a miniature teaser of “game-engine footage”. It consciously doesn’t reveal anything much about the setting of the game, although some are suggesting the character’s clothes point to the rumoured World War 1 setting.
Speaking of that setting speculation, ex-DICE develoepr Ben Cousins has excited some by suggesting some “random reading” on Codename Eagle, a WW1-set shooter made by the team that would go on to merge with DICE and create Battlefield 1942:
In the run up to DICE’s BF5 announcement today – why not do some random reading? https://t.co/KTI3l1qZak
— Ben Cousins (@BenjaminCousins) May 6, 2016
Predictably, the official Battlefield channels are not letting on what we could be seeing later, going so far as to make jokes at their excitable fans’ expense:
@alejandropb321 Just for you, we’re going to spill the beans as long as we can stay under the character limit. The next Battlefield title is
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 5, 2016
Very funny, you guys.
And then, of course, there’s that rivalry to address. With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare now officially announced, DICE Senior Video & Media Director, Randy Evans made a little reference to Call of Duty’s notably odd choice to tease a new game with a poop emoji and the suggestion of soiling oneself.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor and he is really curious about how, if it is a World War 1 game, DICE plans to make trench warfare seems like a right old laugh. Let’s find out together on Twitter.