World War I themed Battlefield game reportedly releasing later this year

Swiss gaming retailer '' has posted a listing for the next entry to Electronic Arts' flagship shooter franchise, 'Battlefield 5', stating the game will be stepping back in time to the First World War. While the retailer has listed few details regarding the title, the listing claims that Battlefield 5 will release later this year on October 26th. The game will be offering a 'multiplayer tactical shooter' experience set during the World War I. This would be a first in the series, which is yet to venture before the Second World War. Shortly after these details hit major news outlets, the retailer updated the listing to remove this information.

The listing conforms with previous rumours of this year's Battlefield release, which proposed the game will be the fifth entry in the core Battlefield series, set in a military environment. Electronic Arts has confirmed a Battlefield release scheduled for 2016, but hasn't shared any details on the title. It's currently unclear if the retailer mistakenly posted these details ahead of an announcement, or an employee added unconfirmed speculation to the product's description.

If the information in the listing ends up being correct, Battlefield 5 will be releasing this fall on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

Source: via IGN | Image via Thrillho (Twitter)

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