For what must be the first time in a millennia of annual releases, Battlefield V will not be launching in October in 2018. Instead, developer DICE is opting to push the release date onto Nov. 20 this year, outside of the usual October blockbuster window.

DICE General Manager of Developer Oskar Gabrielson states the official blog post announcement that “We’re going to take the time to continue to make some final adjustments to core gameplay, and to ensure we really deliver on the potential of Tides of War.”

The new Nov. 20 release date also pushes the game from being stuck between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Crowded month for the AAA scene, that’s for sure. EA doesn’t want to get swept up by Activision this year, with the Black Ops series always being the best-selling branch of the Call of Duty franchise, and I don’t think anybody wants to go toe-to-toe against anything Rockstar puts out.

We all remember Grand Theft Auto V, right? We’re about to get a repeat with Red Dead Redemption 2, one that doesn’t happen every year either.

Battlefield V will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 20.


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