It was only a matter of time before a new Call of Duty and/or Battlefield would have been announced and for both games, we got a glimpse into future warfare and the past. However, it seems like the general consensus is overwhelmingly in the favor of Battlefield as they head back to World War I. With EA and DICE announcing the next Battlefield it has a new title as ‘Battlefield 1’, it has a good reason for the numbering even with the public knowing it’s the fifth installment that for the game’s setting in the World War I. Not too many developers have tackled this era of war, it could be for the fact that WWI was a particularly bloody conflict.
“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 unexpectedBattlefield moments,“ 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.”
Since WWI was a global war, players will get to battle it out on different continents. Players will be able to participate on the Western Front, Eastern Front, and North African campaigns. White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” is not just an awesome background song. Up to 64 players will be able to play at once- a seven nation army indeed.
The game will have armored vehicles, scout planes, and ships that all feature historically accurate classes. The two-seat biplane will carry both a pilot and gunner similar to the Bristol F-2. The trailer also revealed that there will be horses, which is another historically accurate inclusion.
The game is going to be having an Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. This edition comes with a bunch of new content in the form of missions, vehicle upgrades, and weapons.
The Early Enlister edition also comes with a couple of really cool physical items such as a deck of Battlefield 1 themed playing cards, a steel book, a cloth propaganda poster and a replica pigeon messenger tube. Inside this tube is a code for additional DLC.
When it comes to the content, those who pre-order or get the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will get access to the Red Baron Pack and the Lawrence of Arabia Pack and it’s these packs where you’ll be able to unlock all kinds of different vehicles and weapons. Those who purchase this set will also get their hands on the game three days earlier than the official release date.
Furthermore, DICE also detailed the Battlefield 1 Hellfighter Pack which includes 7 days early access to a map released later in 2016.
- Hellfighter Trench Shotgun – Combat battered shotgun, etched with the Hellfighter insignia and “Men of Bronze” on the receiver and the unit number 369th on the barrel along with the carving “Go Forward or Die France 1918” on the wooden stock
- Hellfighter M1911 – Reliable and timeless sidearm still used in action today affectionately called “old slab sides”, etched with the Hellfighter insignia on the breech and “Men of Bronze” on the muzzle.
- Hellfighter Bolo Knife – Fearsome blade etched with the Hellfighter regiment number 369ththat makes your enemy feel homesick at first sight.
- Hellfighter Insignia – Wear this emblem to show your belonging to the elite Hellfighter unit and-in-still fear on the Battlefield.
Battlefield 1 is due to hit the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 21.