Battlefield 1 unveiled with World War I setting

first_imgEA and DICE have just announced the next installment in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 1. This game will be a departure from the modern setting recent entries in the series have used and instead transports players back to the very first World War.Since Battlefield 1 is set during the mid-to-late 1910’s, expect different gameplay mechanics to be introduced to the series. As you can see from the trailer below, the game will have cavalry charges, tanks, bi-planes, zeppelins, and brutal up-close and personal combat. The trailer also shows a variety of different environments such as the European Western Front, the Arabian desert, and more. All of these settings are meant to demonstrate the global nature of the conflict.For the past decade, the vast majority of military first person shooters have been set in the modern era. Placing Battlefield 1 during World War I can be seen as a bold and potentially risky move by DICE. However, with so many games set during the present day, this Battlefield title will certainly stand out among the crowd–even more so if you consider how the next Call of Duty game will be set in the distant future.The question is: will gamers embrace a game that doesn’t have many of the weapons and features that they’ve become accustomed to?To celebrate the official reveal of Battlefield 1, EA will be giving away DLC packages for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline. From now until May 10, players can download Battlefield 4‘s “Dragon’s Teeth” and Hardline‘s “Robbery” for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One for free.Battlefield 1 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin) on October 21. Those who purchase the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for $79.99 will be able to play three days early on October 18. This edition will have extra vehicles, weapons, emblems, and more.There’s also an Amazon-exclusive Collector’s Edition of the game for $219.99, which includes the following:Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Base GameCollector’s Edition Statue (14″ Tall)Exclusive Steel bookExclusive cloth posterDeck of playing cardsMessenger pigeon tube with exclusive** DLC contentExclusive patchPremium packaginglast_img

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