‘Battlefield 5' release date and rumors: Battlefield 5 Will Give ‘Call of Duty 2016’ A Run for Its Money, Predict Analyst

By Kanika Gupta - 05 Apr '16 15:06PM

A renowned video game and social media analyst, Michael Patcher, says that "Battlefield 5" will be a threat to "Call of Duty 2016" and many other shooter games.

Patcher said in an interview that "Battlefield 5" will be a great game that will weaken the position of other shooter games. He also adds that the title will be effortless, as far as sales are concerned, when it is launched this year.

The analyst points out that last year there were five titles that reached $60 million milestone in sales, including "Halo," "Fallout," "Assassin's Creed," "Call of Duty," and "Battlefront."

"This year, on the other hand, there are only four games, and one of them, 'Mafia 3,' isn't as big as the smallest of those others," Pachter revealed.

"So if Mafia offsets Assassin's Creed, and Battlefield does Battlefront... then Watch Dogs is competing for Fallout's share, and what happens to Halo's share? It needs to go somewhere, so it should be good for everybody," the analyst resolved.

Even though this is possible, there are other games, set to be launched in upcoming E3, that can affect the shares. The Nintendo NX is also capable of challenging "Battlefield 5."

According to the rumor, the title will be launched on June 12 during EA Play, an off-site event organized by the game developer before E3. The reports stem from leaked images that also speculate the game's subtitle, "Eastern Front," which means that the game will be set in World War 1. However, the source of the photos is bleak at best so it is advised to take this information with a pinch of salt until an official word about the game's launch comes out.

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