Thoughts on a Battlefield Set in the Korean War?

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  • bapman63
    935 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    It is in my opinion that the Korean War is the most overlooked war in modern history and is just waiting for a game to be made off it. Allow me to make a case for it in a Battlefield game.

    The Guns:
    You had a plethora of weapons to choose from. Hanguns were varied from WWII weaponry, having regular automatic handguns as well as revolvers. You had a variety of semi-auto rifles, bolt action rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, shotguns, etc. DICE being DICE, you could even add in a few other weapons that were near the time period. The AK-47 was in service in the Soviet Union by then, for example, and could have been carried by Russian advisors supporting NK. The M14 also first saw prototypes in 1954 and was developed in direct response to the logistic problems of the war (keep in mind the original M14s did have full auto capacity). Not to mention kit such as grenades, mortars, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, etc.

    The Vehicles:
    Tanks were widely varied at this time, between light tanks such as the M24 Chaffee, medium tanks such as leftover Shermans as well the M26 Pershing and T-34s, heavy tanks such as the Soviet IS-2 and Churchill, and even the MBT Centurion made an appearance. You had armored cars, half-tracks, jeeps, artillery, even a few APCs such as the BTR-40. You had aircraft both land and jet based, with WWII legends such as Mustang and YAK-9, as well the first fighter jets such as F86 and MiG-15. You also had an assortment of both ground attack planes and bombers.

    The Battles:
    The Korean War raged throughout the peninsula, seeing a variety of engagements break out. Multiple battles happened in Seoul, for example, so that covers urban combat. The Battle of Inchon saw amphibious landings.The Battle of Chosin Reservoir saw winter combat, while other battles such as Heartbreak Ridge saw combat take place among the many hills and mountains throughout the peninsula.

    The Combatants:
    This war is perhaps the one war when the UN actually fought as a combatant. You saw the two Koreas go at it obviously, but you also had China and the Soviet Union supporting the North, while the South had the US, Britain, and some 20 other countries (couldn't find a complete list, but I know countries such as Greece fought admirably in battles such as Outpost Harry). The campaign could go wherever it wanted to as well, as the fighting in places such as Chosin was brutal, while at the same time you could go for a Bad Company style kind of game if you wanted quite easily, considering M*A*S*H was set in the Korean War.

    All and all, I really do think this war deserves its own game. It would certainly stand out as being unique in comparison to other shooters out there. Feel free to look on Wikipedia if you wanna look at all the battles, weapons, etc. There's a ton of history out there for sure in the Forgotten War.

    Korean War would be cool but it's not going to happen. EA wants to sell to a couple billion Chinese and the Chinese won't buy that.
  • SlugSniper
    1002 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    SlugSniper wrote: »
    It should return to a 5-class system:


    Assault - Brute force and anti-vehicle ops. Carbines and Shotguns.

    Rifleman - All-range combat and medical support. Assault Rifles and Semi-Autos/DMRs.

    Support - Suppressive fire, resupplies, and situational assistance. LMGs, Automatic Battle Rifles.

    Engineer - Defense, repairs, and infiltration. SMGs and Shortened Shotguns/Rifles.

    Recon - Intelligence, counterintelligence, and sniping. Single-Action Rifles and Special Purpose Rifles.


    SMGs (pistol caliber) and PDWs (intermediate or rifle caliber) would be separate categories with PDWs acting as all-kit weapons.

    Bf3 and BF4 had the class system perfect

    Not really. It felt pretty stale. They might as well have had one universal class with everything available.

    This maintains the best aspects of BF3/BF4/BFH classes with some BF1 mixed in.
  • Tip_the_Cap
    49 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    It is in my opinion that the Korean War is the most overlooked war in modern history and is just waiting for a game to be made off it. Allow me to make a case for it in a Battlefield game.

    The Guns:
    You had a plethora of weapons to choose from. Hanguns were varied from WWII weaponry, having regular automatic handguns as well as revolvers. You had a variety of semi-auto rifles, bolt action rifles, submachine guns, machine guns, shotguns, etc. DICE being DICE, you could even add in a few other weapons that were near the time period. The AK-47 was in service in the Soviet Union by then, for example, and could have been carried by Russian advisors supporting NK. The M14 also first saw prototypes in 1954 and was developed in direct response to the logistic problems of the war (keep in mind the original M14s did have full auto capacity). Not to mention kit such as grenades, mortars, rocket launchers, flamethrowers, etc.

    The Vehicles:
    Tanks were widely varied at this time, between light tanks such as the M24 Chaffee, medium tanks such as leftover Shermans as well the M26 Pershing and T-34s, heavy tanks such as the Soviet IS-2 and Churchill, and even the MBT Centurion made an appearance. You had armored cars, half-tracks, jeeps, artillery, even a few APCs such as the BTR-40. You had aircraft both land and jet based, with WWII legends such as Mustang and YAK-9, as well the first fighter jets such as F86 and MiG-15. You also had an assortment of both ground attack planes and bombers.

    The Battles:
    The Korean War raged throughout the peninsula, seeing a variety of engagements break out. Multiple battles happened in Seoul, for example, so that covers urban combat. The Battle of Inchon saw amphibious landings.The Battle of Chosin Reservoir saw winter combat, while other battles such as Heartbreak Ridge saw combat take place among the many hills and mountains throughout the peninsula.

    The Combatants:
    This war is perhaps the one war when the UN actually fought as a combatant. You saw the two Koreas go at it obviously, but you also had China and the Soviet Union supporting the North, while the South had the US, Britain, and some 20 other countries (couldn't find a complete list, but I know countries such as Greece fought admirably in battles such as Outpost Harry). The campaign could go wherever it wanted to as well, as the fighting in places such as Chosin was brutal, while at the same time you could go for a Bad Company style kind of game if you wanted quite easily, considering M*A*S*H was set in the Korean War.

    All and all, I really do think this war deserves its own game. It would certainly stand out as being unique in comparison to other shooters out there. Feel free to look on Wikipedia if you wanna look at all the battles, weapons, etc. There's a ton of history out there for sure in the Forgotten War.

    I have been thinking the same thing recently.

    Great idea.
  • HawkeyeAM47
    1234 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 15
    Korean war is part of the cold war conflict, it would be odd to only have one piece of the cold war
  • EA_Cian
    822 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, EA Staff (retired), Battlefield V
    No need to bring back a nearly 2-year-old thread. Locked.
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