EA today confirmed that Battlefield 2018 will feature a single player campaign alongside the series’ signature multiplayer.
EA’s dedication towards traditional single player campaigns have been icy the past few years. The company outright opted not to ship Star Wars Battlefront 2015 with a campaign, a move that irked fans. Lately, the publisher has taken to cancelling games and franchises overly focused on single player campaigns, including Amy Hennig’s Star Wars project and the Dead Space franchise. These days, however, it seems they are at least interested in including campaigns in their multiplayer games.
EA took time during their first quarter earnings call to confirm that Battlefield 2018 will follow in Battlefield 1 and Star Wars Battlefront II’s footsteps by featuring a single player campaign. The publisher refused to divulge anything about the campaign, or the game for that matter. We still don’t know the setting of the game or when we’ll first see it.
The confirmation of a single player campaign appears to be an apparent dig at Battlefield 2018’s main rival, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Recent rumors suggest that Black Ops IIII will not feature a campaign and will instead include a Battle Royale mode. Though the rumor remains unconfirmed, it has angered many longtime fans of the franchise. We’ll find out if the rumors are true or not on May 17.
Battlefield 2018 is set to release this fall on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.