At first, glance calling their new Battlefield game Battlefield 1 suggests EA doesn’t understand how to number their games correctly.
In actual fact, Battlefield 1 breaks ranks with so many ‘historical’ first person shooters by setting it in World War One (hence the 1 in the title) rather than the overused WWII;
The trailer is apparently made up of footage from the game engine itself and looks as graphically gorgeous as you’d expect from a big budget, current gen FPS. There seems to be a fairly wide variety of gameplay hinted at and theverge.com clears up a few details that might not be obvious from the trailer;
- It’s not set in an alternate timeline; yes, the war zeppelins are based on actual events.
- Its release date is October 21st this year, which will pit Battlefield 1 against Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
- The game will have a single-player campaign.
The official press release sums up the game as;
“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.”
An avid gamer since Nintendo vs Sega was a thing, Joe hopes to one day be a game designer himself.
When he’s not working on his design document for his planned ‘Joe is awesome’ RPG, he spends his time writing, going to track days and going to his local cinema.