Battlefield V (ep)

Johan Söderqvist and Patrik Andrén

" Battlefield V is the next entry in the series. "

Written by Joep de Bruijn - Review of the download only release

The EP of Battlefield V serves as a short warm-up to the game and its score, which is due to be released on the 20th of November 2018. This makes it difficult to base a well-informed opinion of the score. Judging from the 20 minutes of score, it looks like the composers continue the established path of its predecessor. Once again, they present the classic Battlefield theme in the shapes of an anthem, namely in the cues Battlefield V Legacy Theme and Tirailleur. It also makes a brief appearance in Under no Flag, along a warm tin whistle melody. It’s a pleasure to the ear, but offers very little we haven’t heard before. The same goes for the mood settling and action scoring in other cues, aside from Sandstone. This is the only action cue that generates some excitement with a basic, percussive action rhythm, alongside loud brass figures, some effectively screeching effects and the didgeridoo.

I suspect that Battlefield V will be treated similarly as Battlefield I, with a 'full length’ digital release and shorter ones for the expansions. Given the scope of the previous scores (Battlefield I alone contained about five hours of music), it’s difficult to form an opinion on what a greater part of the music for this new entry will be like. While I suspect generic music will have its place, interesting sounds and instruments will likely play an equally important role.

1. Electro War 2:28
2. Moody Suspence 3:36
3. Sneaking Pulse 2:09
4. Tirailleur 2:39
5. Under No Flag 3:37
6. Battlefield V Legacy Theme 3:36
7. Sandstone 3:05

Total duration: 21:10

(written 29-10-2018)

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(total of 6 votes - average 3.17/5)

Released by

Electronic Arts (download only release 2018)