The event kicks off at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday and developer DICE promises to show “how the battlefield will never be the same.” The event will be hosted by “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.
The Battlefield series kicked off in 2002, mostly sticking to the well-trodden first-person shooter gamespace of “World War II” until 2011’s release of “Battlefield 3,” which brought modern warfare to the rolling virtual battles. Where that move seemed to be in reaction to competitor “Call of Duty’s” award-winning 2007 shift to modern battles, Battlefield’s jump back to World War I last year was as successful as it was unheralded. (For its part, “Call of Duty” made the jump to “World War II” last year.)
The setting and time in history for “Battlefield V” has not yet been revealed, though some early art and rumors peg the game as a “World War II” title.