Today, September 27th, EA and DICE revealed the official cinematic story trailer for Battlefield 1. After a super successful two week public multiplayer beta, fans have been biting their nails in anticipation for the game’s release, and now we finally have a look at the single player portion of the game.
Taking you on a visceral, action packed adventure around the world, it looks like we will be experiencing the Great War from every angle, giving the player an opportunity to feel for each side, and realise that throughout the war, each of the combatants were just human beings, fighting for their country.
The new trailer features a lot of CG footage, as well as a taste of highly detailed gameplay, which looks absolutely stunning. In Battlefield 1, the focus will be on War Stories. These are “personal stories focusing on different protagonists with unique backgrounds and skills. While our characters are at war, the stories in Battlefield 1 are personal. They’re about people rather than history or battles.”
“One example is the War Story Through Mud and Blood. It takes place late in the war and centers on a British Mark V Tank crew. The story focuses on a young soldier assigned to the crew as the tank’s driver. However, our protagonist has no experience of these modern war vehicles and need to learn – and learn fast. Our hero is also struggling with earning the trust of his fellow crew members, so there’s a social dynamic in the story, making the whole thing something personal. Danny Edwards, our driver character, is not an ace sniper. He’s not a crack pilot. He’s not a demo expert. He’s a former chauffeur – a volunteer new to the war. He can drive and he can fix things. That’s where we start.”
Battlefield 1’s single player War Stories will also introduce you to some real-life historical figures. Lawrence of Arabia is one such character. During his particular War Stories against the Ottoman Empire, you will be playing as his fictional right-hand, and as her, you will be involved in scouting out enemy encampments, liberating the equipment needed, and then drawing the armored train out to a final confrontation.
Battlefield 1 will be available on October 21st for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will include 9 multiplayer maps at launch, with six game modes to play in, alongside the War Stories single player campaign.