After the slightly disappointing release of Star Wars: Battlefront this year, people have been curious as to what DICE's main studio will be doing in the coming 12 months.
EA already confirmed that another Battlefield title would be shipped next year when the corporation's chief financial officer, Blake Jorgenson, spoke about it on an earnings call. Jorgenson, however, never mentioned whether it would be a core Battlefield release or a follow-up to the Bad Company spin-off series.
DICE's development director Dan Vaderlind, however, recently announced publicly that he would be moving off Battlefront to work on the new project, which would be a core Battlefield release.
Now that we've shipped Battlefront and a part of the team continues to work on it, I am moving on to another project, the next Battlefield..
— Dan Vaderlind (@mrVaderdan) December 11, 2015
The announcement will be welcomed by fans disappointed by the lack of depth and complexity in Battlefront's mechanics, particularly those who missed the larger maps, player counts, array of vehicles, non-matchmaking services and more single-player content.
What would you be looking forward to most in Battlefield 5? Personally, I'm really pining for a return to *mammoth 64 player battles and the ability to pick a server of my choice. Being matched onto servers in the US isn't my idea of a good time, and it'll be nice to have the control back in my hands.
Update: Thanks to Joab for pointing out that Battlefield's never actually done 64 vs 64 player battles. DICE has tested 128 and 256 players in internal builds, but found that those modes weren't fun enough to release to the public. It'd be nice to have the option, though.