Battlefield World Event Next Week, Focusing on the Future of the Franchise
Electronic Arts announced a Battlefield event planned for Friday of next week to talk about the future (and past) of the franchise.
The Battlefield Word Premiere event is scheduled for May 6th at 4 p.m. ET, DICE confirmed on Twitter today. Electronic Arts invites players to the stream "for a first look at the future of Battlefield," according to the franchise’s website. Details of the upcoming installment, Battlefield 5, are likely to be announced during the livestream.
Rumors of the setting of Battlefield 5 have been circulating recently - with an apparent emphasis on a World War II backdrop. Other rumors mentioned that the release date of Battlefield 5 is expected for Winter 2016 and it will have four DLC packs, but none of the speculation has been confirmed or denied as of yet.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 29, 2016
Battlefield Hardline was the last game released, which took the series into a different direction - focusing on policing and crime instead of military focused gameplay.