Why Battlefield V Is Named With A Roman Numeral
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The Battlefield franchise does not normally use Roman numerals for its titling convention, but that's changing this year with the World War II game Battlefield V. But why? The official Battlefield Twitter account has the answer--and it fits with the game's WWII theme.
The "V" is connected to the V sign, which stands for "V for Victory." UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led Britain during WWII, helped popularised this for the Allied forces.
✌️ represents “V for Victory”. The phrase and sign were popularized by Winston Churchill and used amongst the allies for much of WWII. It’s also why we chose to use the Roman numeral V instead of the number 5 for the title.— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) May 28, 2018
"[The V sign] represents 'V for Victory,'" the Battlefield Twitter account said. "The phrase and sign were popularised by Winston Churchill and used amongst the allies for much of WWII. It's also why we chose to use the Roman numeral V instead of the number 5 for the title."
In other news about shooter games and Roman numerals, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is officially titled as "Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII" and not "Call of Duty: Black Ops IV." As it turns out, both IIII and IV are recognised as accurate, according to the curator of the British Museum.
Battlefield V launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin on October 19. It will be available in both standard and Deluxe editions; those who purchase the latter will get access to the game three days early, on October 16.
Additionally, EA/Origin Access subscribers can start playing a trial on October 11, which is notable because that is one day before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches on October 12. Prior to its release, EA will also hold an open beta for Battlefield V later this year. Additionally, EA plans to talk more about the game at E3 next month.
For lots more on Battlefield 5, check out GameSpot's roundup feature that covers everything you need to know, "Battlefield 5: Release Date, New Features, And Everything We Know."