Since stumbling onto our screens in a divisive first trailer, Battlefield V has had a difficult time finding its feet. Mired amongst controversy, fan outrage and sheer bad PR, it seems like the game is already doomed. And whilst fans can try to be optimistic, there isn't much out there to stoke faith in their favourite series.
EA has something to prove with this game's success, though ultimately we don't need to wait for release to understand how BFV has impacted the company. Poor preorder sales are indicative of the current mentality towards EA, and by sheer attachment to the project, they appear to be harming it. It seems many fans have simply had enough.
But what is there to actually worry about? And should the fans condemn it as a misstep at such an early stage?
Even if you've watched the trailers, seen gameplay and played the alpha thinking it's not that bad, chances are EA will find a way to get a garbage fire going. And despite their best efforts to seemingly 'save' the project so far, there are still a lot of things fans are raising their eyebrows at.