After much waiting, Battlefield V has been officially unveiled, and we've got all of the details, from the release date, new gameplay additions, and much more. The next entry in DICE's shooter series is set in World War II and puts a big focus on customization. You create a soldier, choose their class, and outfit them with a number of different tools, items, and weapons. Your soldier can then be taken into competitive and co-op battles.
This is the first time the series has featured co-op since Battlefield 3, and it sounds a lot like Left 4 Dead, in the way that an AI mission director will generate new obstacles and enemies depending on how you perform. Of course, there's also the core, competitive multiplayer the series is known for, in addition to the single-player War Stories. There's so much more to run down, and we talk about it all in today's GameSpot Daily.
In other news, Sony Interactive Entertainment head John Kodera said earlier this week that the PS4 has entered the end of its lifecycle; however, that doesn't mean we're going to see the PS5 any time soon. Kodera clarified with the Wall Street Journal that Sony "will use the next three years to prepare the next step," which sounds like we won't see a PS5 until at least 2021.
Speaking of the PS4, H1Z1 recently launched in open beta on the console, and the game saw over 1.5 million players jump in during the first 24 hours. The free-to-play battle royale shooter released May 22 for the PS4 and is the second big game of its type on Sony's platform--the first being the ultra-popular Fortnite: Battle Royale.
In other battle royale news, PUBG's Xbox One version finally saw the release of the desert map Miramar, months after it debuted on PC. It also brought everything PC players got when it launched for them back in December. That includes new guns and vehicles, such as the sawed-off shotgun and the six-seater minibus.
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