Electronic Arts officially announced Battlefield 1 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, releasing on October 21st.
The game will feature World War I as its setting, which is certainly fascinating. It’s in development at EA DICE, and of course it’s built with the studio’s Frostbite 3 engine.
A beta will be available, and in order to have a chance to it, you have to sign up here.
The game will include destruction, cavalry charges, tanks, battleships and air battles with biplanes (including some of the largest vehicles ever built by DICE). It will bring players to the western front, the desert of Arabia and more.
According to the developers, it’s a brutal game featuring intense battles, melee and a sense of “physicality,” with more intuitive controls compared to past games of the series.
The campaign will provide different perspectives from several different soldiers, and more information about that will come in the next few months. Below you can read a few official bullet points:
- Epic 64-Player Multiplayer Battles – Squad up with your friends and join in the most epic multiplayer battles in FPS history with up to 64 players fighting as infantry or piloting vehicles ranging from tanks and bikes on the ground to biplanes and gigantic battleships.
- Experience the Dawn of All-out War – Be a part of the greatest battles ever known to man. From the heavily defended Alps to the scorching deserts of Arabia, war is raging on an epic scale on land, air and sea as you witness the birth of modern warfare.
- Earth-shattering Intuitive Destruction – With intuitive destruction no battle is ever the same. Destroy vehicles big and small, and demolish entire buildings. From tiny wooden houses to massive stone forts, even the grounds on which you’re fighting can be blasted apart.
- War Stories from the Far Edges of the World – Discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign that captures the variety of a global conflict through the eyes of several different characters all united by this first modern war.
Below you can check out the reveal trailer, the first screenshots and the box artwork for the game: