EA announces Battlefield 1, with gameplay in WW1
It was a grand spectacle as DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc officially announced Battlefield 1 this afternoon. In the new Battlefield 1 installment, players will “bring a horse to a tank fight” according to the publisher, joining their allies in new multiplayer battles with up to 64 players.
The publisher went on to tease the game stating, “Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.” Battlefield 1, which is already available as a pre-order, will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation 4.
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 new multiplayer sandbox experience, players take to the skies to engage in dogfights. They will battle through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea. The developers aim to create some of the biggest battles ever seen.
“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 Battlefield 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.”
Set against the backdrop of World War 1, players will 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,” the publisher added, “but with a fresh and modern twist.”
Fans can also sign up to become a Battlefield Insider, and get early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta, in-game rewards, exclusive content and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield.
Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation 4. Players can already pre-order all three versions, including the new Collector’s Edition and Deluxe editions.
EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials. EA Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10% discount when they purchase the game through Origin.