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This year's Battlefield is set in WW2 - report

V what you did there.

2018's Battlefield game will be set in World War 2, a new Venturebeat report states.

V for... Victory? Vendetta?

Eurogamer sources close to the project have heard similar.

After being referred to by the name Battlefield 2 throughout development, an update to the above report states it has recently been given the final name of Battlefield V - which works both as Battlefield 5 and as a call-out to the famous V for Victory sign.

A WW2 setting comes as little surprise - last year's Battlefield 1 was a huge success, while last year's Call of Duty WW2 was... also a huge success.

And Venturebeat states this has been EA's plan all along - test the waters of a return to historical combat with WW1, before doubling down on the more well-known setting of WW2.

In December, Eurogamer squashed a report that this year's Battlefield would be Bad Company 3. Eurogamer sources close to the project told me the idea for Battlefield Bad Company 3 had existed, but was not in development.

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