DICE has confirmed the 'V' in Battlefield V is a reference to Winston Churchill and World War Two’s V for Victory Campaign.
Roman Numerals often take a bit of a beating when it comes to video game naming conventions, but a tweet from the Official Battlefield V Twitter has revealed that this name is more than just a style choice.
represents “V for Victory”. The phrase and sign were popularized by Winston Churchill and used amongst the allies for much of WWII. It’s also why we chose to use the Roman numeral V instead of the number 5 for the title.
— #Battlefield V (@Battlefield) May 28, 2018
Yes, as many had theorised the name Battlefield V is a reference to, “V is for Victory,” the phrase and symbol popularised by the Allies in WW2. At its simplest, V for Victory was a sign for the people. A single letter to bombard the enemy with and a direct opposition for the Swastika that all of the Allies, regardless of nationality, could rally around. It was most famously used as hand gesture by British Prime Minster, Winston Churchill and even lived on after the war with many Britain’s still calling the day that Germany surrendered to the allies, “VE,” or “Victory in Europe Day.”
This has led to much speculation about just how England focused this new game will be?
Will we be meeting Churchill in pre battle briefings? Could this be an entirely Allied Forces focused game? We don’t know yet, but everything we do know about Battlefield V, is in our latest preview.
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