The issue I have with this is the fact they purposely told us with Battlefield 3 that this was not going to be a yearly thing and something of quality to rival call of duty. What they ended up doing is ruining their franchise and turning into call of duty anyway, in some form or another.
In my eyes, Battlefield 2 was a spectacular game, the best multiplayer experiences I have EVER had online. It seems to have taken over 8 years for them to even get 64 players on a console version, and even then that is on next gen and not current gen. Despite the fact Frontlines: Fuel of War had 64 players years back.
I feel the only truely perfect Battlefield game on consoles was Battlefield: Bad Company 2. As well as the Vietnam DLC being the best multiplayer based DLC I have ever played. It was a perfect game. So creating that game over and over like Call of Duty does, wouldn't have been a bad thing, we just wanted more content for a great game.
Instead what we have now got is what seems like a massive design or engine change every game and the entire fabric of the game seems to play completely different as the game before it. As the new engine's demand more from the current gen consoles they scale back the graphics to the point where the maps are so f*cking bare in BF4 I know for a fact BF2 with low settings looked better than BF4 does right now on 360. It is a f*cking shambles.
Also note that BF4 right now is utterly broken, they managed to fix everything then break it all again. I can't stay on one server for a full round because every map change crashes my console. My assignments are resetting and my game settings (and singleplayer save previously) has totally corrupted every 4th time I turn the game on and constantly have to re-edit every single one of my vehicle loadouts each time I log on. To say it makes me want to hang myself is an understatement.
I am all for Battlefield, I feel it is easily the best series of multiplayer games I have played. It offers something truely unique that nobody can really match in terms of large scale military battles with all types of vehicles. However, unless they start stablizing their sh*t, it will be very difficult for me to buy into this again.
I felt that BF2/2142 were amazing, and truely unique, and that the console versions really didn't hit a peak until BC2, but after that it felt like it went downhill and gameplay seemed more similar to Medal of Honor (2010) than being anywhere close to BC2. And BF4 even changed that as well and seemed very weird. I actually preferred the multiplayer in Medal of Honor: Warfighter to BF3 and BF4. It stayed consistent at least and was fun to play.
There is just something totally missing with BF4, I can't quite put my finger on it, the maps just don't feel right and the rounds are empty and dead. I much much preferred BF3 and even that game I thought was a shambles in comparison to BC2 or BF2. All that game needed was the removal of the suppression effect on your accuracy and it would have been fine.
Sorry for the long post but I honestly have no idea what the point is in making BF5 right now.
I am more excited about Star Wars: Battlefront, from them. I hope they don't actually ruin that one.