Okay, I do not want to go on a completely salty rant here but I do have lost faith in the BF Franchise. I still play BFV but it is tough for me to keep my focus on the game. Just now I even discovered that of all games out there, Fortnite has implemented the M1 Garand into their game. Yeah, yeah I get it Tides of War, progression throughout the war blah blah blah. But even compared to the start of WW2 we are kinda missing out on may key vehicles and yet we get a Tiger 1 from 1944 and other stuff that didn't exist till the end of the war.
But let's not talk abou that right now.
I want to talk about the fact that EA/DICE are just laughing at their own community, actively are destroying it and trying to replace it with a new generation that only wants BR. Because that seems to be the core focus of BFV. Depending on how much focus Firestorm gets and how properly it works on launch and the amount of features that it will have on launch we will know how important this mode was in the eyes of EA and DICE. The better its launch, the more important it was. Take a look at Apex for example.
Battlefield is a franchise that has been around for over 15 years now, it has seen some iterations that were disliked by many but loved by few nonetheless and that is fine. Making mistakes is human but as a business it can be catastrophic. BFV appears, despite the good it holds, to be one of those mistakes. EA and DICE, you actively destroyed the only consistent thing you had that worked out every time. Proper multiplayer and the community surrounding it. The one thing, the one thing that makes Battlefield is no longer the core. No more all out warfare, no more chaotic vehicle/infantry battles (yeah it's in-game, but does it still play out like in the older titles?). Vehicles are more than often fighting each other and the infantry is just rambling around. There is no combined arms (hehe) anymore. As a result, your community is gone.
Your community is also gone because you thought it was wise to destroy something else that has been around since the very first Battlefield (1942). Community servers on PC (and they should be on console too). You don't want it, you want matchmaking and quickmatching with your friends. Well, you won't make friends as a newbie because it is matchmaking! You know where you do make friends? Community servers, because you keep seeing the same people and after a while you end up chatting and adding each other. Soon you are in a Discord or TeamSpeak and there you are, clan or community buddies. All because of community servers and that is now gone. You went from a few million players that played toghether to millions of lone-wolfs in a game that has become 'so focussed' on teamplay. The more you aimed on PTFO, the less PTFO it became. The more you forced it, the more you lost it.
And that's not it, where are the platoons? Gone. What about that awesome co-op mode? It was a joke, that is what it was. Simple missions with rehashed MP objectives with some AI around it. It doesn't take a genius to see that co-op was some lazy work that may have only seen 1 person developing it for a week and then publishing it. It was lazy, it is boring and it is a waste of time and resources.
But then there's BR soon. Something that EA clearly thought that it needed way more attention and has to be the selling point of BFV. Well, the average BF player doesn't give a **** about BR. Nobody wants it, it doesn't belong in the BF series! Just like Hardline wasn't worthy to be called a BF. Hardline should've been a standalone game and it probably would've succeeded! But it didn't because it was called Battlefield.
Your franchise is dying, sales are backing this up for this iteration. The next iteration of BF may be the very last one if it fails again. Nobody wants this. Please, just please, look at your playerbase, listen to them and take their advice. YOU NAILED IT with BF1 marketing but failed on the community side by doing half-work. Now you failed on both.