Electronic Arts and DICE are said to be working on a new user interface that will bring together all of your Battlefield games in one centralized hub.
According to an email shared by a Reddit user, the core design focus is to ditch having to access each Battlefield game individually and instead “swap between all your Battlefield games” from one sleek user interface (as long as you own them).
Battlefield 1 will launch with the new user interface this year, allowing you to take a break from the World War setting and perhaps opt for modern military warfare instead with Battlefield 4 with a single click. Battlefield: Hardline will be updated with the new changes soon after.
The same email also revealed that there are new changes inbound that are going to make it easier to create and stick to squads between matches. There’s a “recommendation engine” being added to suggest maps and game modes. There are likely other changes as well that are going to arrive with Battlefield 1. EA and DICE are probably going to give away more information in the coming weeks.
Battlefield 4 was released almost three years ago, and even though Battlefield: Hardline came afterwards, popularity of the fourth installment did not extinguish in the slightest. It’s commendable to see EA still sticking up for the player-base of the older games and not place all of its focus on the upcoming release alone. That’s something that Activision can learn and act on with its upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled for a worldwide release on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.