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The Next Battlefield Game Might Be Some Sort of a Hero Shooter, According to New Report

Amidst the Battlefield franchise undergoing a major shake-up and the reshuffling/departures of DICE staffers, a new rumor has it that the next Battlefield game will delve into the hero shooter territory.

This news comes from known insider and reliable leaker, Tom Henderson, who tweeted that he heard about plans for a possible hero shooter prior to all the recent developments. He asked his followers to take his information with a grain of salt, but given Henderson’s history and accuracy, we wouldn’t be quick to dismiss anything.

“The next Battlefield title is scoped as a hero shooter of sorts – it’s not a removal of specialists, but an enhancement of them,” Henderson wrote. “Battlefield 2042 has always been intended to be a stepping stone to a ‘hero shooter’ with a battle royale – it was just executed poorly. It should be said to take with a grain of salt, of course, but given that I heard about this stuff last week and with all of the announcements the past couple of days, it makes perfect sense. BF 2042 did change direction early on, but I can’t see them changing it?”

Battlefield 2042 has had a rocky start, but despite this, rumor has it that its week-one sales crossed four million. And although it’s been panned by critics and players alike, the game boasted twice as many players as its predecessor at the same point following launch (though Steam numbers suggest a significant drop since then).

Nevertheless, Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella is now the new Battlefield boss, and Halo designer Marcus Lehto has been tasked with building the new Battlefield universe. It remains to be seen what’s next for the franchise.

[Source: Tom Henderson (Twitter)]