Battlefield studio DICE is reportedly working on a battle royale mode project

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According to a new report from VentureBeat, EA's DICE studio are now in the prototype stages of testing a battle royale mode for their upcoming Battlefield V, much to the surprise of no one. So maybe their battle royale mode could focus on smaller maps (though obviously bigger than the series' standard fare) with a player count of only 50 or so. So do this mean that it will take on the form of a typical 100-players parachute in with only one person left standing at the end? It could become an add-on for Battlefield V, or go to Battlefront, or even become its own separate game. And again, it shouldn't shock you to hear that DICE is doing the same thing for Battlefield V.

That last bit is what makes this battle royale rumor particularly interesting. There also other options such as playing in squads or duos. As that's the case, it doesn't seem to be a guarantee at this time that Battlefield will actually receive a battle royale mode at all.

It's possible that the mode might not make it into the final product, or that it could make it into another of DICE's games, such as the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise.

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The predominance of battle royale mode rumours has some industry analysts predicting that the genre will shake out the way the MOBA genre did: a couple of titles will be successful, but most will fail.

Looks like DICE is looking at the possibility of adding a battle royale mode to Battlefield 5. Both PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale continue to be huge successes, a selection of smaller games from independent developers continue to be released month to month, and now we're learning that major franchises including Call of Duty plan to enter the fray in 2018.