Battlefield goes back to the past with it's latest game of the series.
As Call of Duty pushes itself into the future, EA & DICE have done the opposite and announced their latest game will be set during World War 1.
Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.
In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.
“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefieldmoments,“ said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”
Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1 takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.
Let's just address the fact that you can ride horses into battle. That is a game mechanic in itself and will be interesting to see how much of a gimmick or functional game mechanic this becomes. The history buffs among you will note that tanks were becoming more favoured but based on the imagery above, the game will include some conflicts in the middle-east/Ottoman empire which (I am assured) put the modern technology of the day up against more traditional fighting methods. You can see evidence of this in the trailer below.
It's refreshing to see a company like EA taking more a risk with this game, set in real world scenarios with no alternate version of history, we're assured this game will be as true as possible.
Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.