Activision will be releasing its first-person shooter in November and it is going to be set in the future where space battles are more prominent than Earth wars.
Even other games want to be as futuristic as possible. When asked, they usually want to incorporate new weapons that they think will be implemented in the future.
Battlefield is another amazing franchise that is created by EA’s DICE studio. And although recent iterations of the franchise don a more modern look and feel, their newest title will be set in the past.
Battlefield 1 will be the first to deviate in a world where most FPS shooters are centered on futuristic combat.
In fact, Battlefield 1 will be set in World War 1. This has produced a lot of questions from fans all around the world. Why World War 1?
At the Gamescom 2016 event, DICE’s lead design director, Lars Gustavsson, was asked about the setting of Battlefield 1. He was quite happy that he was asked that question because that question was raised a lot after the announcement of the game.
According to Gustavsson, people are often engrossed about futuristic battles that they forget about the past ones. People know more about World War 2 but have anyone really questioned what happened in the first world war?
He also added that the company wanted to explore the vast history of world war one. How it started, how it unfolded, and how it ended. It is a pretty interesting thing and he wants players to know the history behind one of the most famous wars in human history.
He also went on to say that once they’ve researched anything about World War 1, they would always find something “new”. Basically, what he wanted to say was that World War 1 was a war of the “firsts”, meaning, people were experimenting with different types of weapons, combat styles, and so on.
It is interesting to him and his team that no one really wants to question what happened in World War 1, or at least, not too extensively.
After their research, Gustavsson realized that what happened in World War 1 will truly entice Battlefield players to play the game. I mean it is something new; something that we do not see often in the modern FPS games.
Another thing to be excited about in Battlefield 1 is that DICE will be creating a single-player story mode that players can enjoy.
You can immerse yourself in the history of the said war and you can also learn about the weapons and tactics used during that time.
Gustavsson would also love to point out that during their research, they’ve found out about empires that were involved in the war. He even went on to say that these empires were greedy and that they will do whatever they can to get as many resources and power they can.
Battlefield 1 is going to be an interesting entry to the already established Battlefield franchise, but how will the game be received knowing that this game tackles on history rather than the future?
Battlefield 1 will be released on the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on October 21, 2016.