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EA confirms 'Battlefield 5' will be revealed next week

EA confirms 'Battlefield 5' will be revealed next week

Publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is set to unveil its upcoming game, "Battlefield 5," in an event next week. The company has already started sending invites to select media.

The event's official site features some kind of explosion, a countdown timer, and the words "a first look at the future of Battlefield." The phrase has led some to believe that it could be a hint to the setting of the sequel, though fans will have to find out on Friday. The official world premiere event for "Battlefield 5" will be on May 6 at 4 p.m. ET/9 p.m. BST. The event will also be livestreamed through the game's official Twitch channel.

The event will feature creative director Lars Gustavsson and lead producer Aleksander Grondal. They will talk about the new entry in particular and the "Battlefield" franchise in general. Sites like BGR believe the event will reveal at least a trailer.

"[The stream] insight into the minds of the developers as you hear from the Creative Director Lars Gustavsson and Lead Producer Aleksander Grondal on the past, present and the future of Battlefield," EA said in a message to VideoGamer. "You will be able to join in the conversation as we open the floor to questions from viewers."

In addition to the event and livestream, EA is also offering fans and followers a chance to become a "Battlefield Insider." By subscribing to EA's free newsletter, they will be provided with "in-game rewards" and "exclusive content" in addition to sneak peeks at "Battlefield" news and other EA games, services, and events.

GottaBeMobile notes the last two titles in the franchise, "Battlefield 4" and "Battlefield Hardline," were both confirmed prior to E3 in June. Speaking of which, EA has earlier said it will not be attending but rather have its own event, the EA Play showcase on June 12 to 14 at he Club Nokia at LA Live in Los Angeles.

EA previously confirmed "Battlefield 5's" release date during a 2014 investor call. The company plans to launch the game in Holiday 2016.

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