Electronic Arts and DICE have announced Battlefield 1 during a special event.
Battlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.
The game takes place during World War I, and given the type of fighting that went on at the time, we can expect battles to take place in small, close-quarters urban areas. Although we’ll also be seeing big, sprawling battles across open fields.
The game will feature a squad-based system with four distinct classes: Assault (attacks with artillery); Medic (the obvious healers); Support (capable of assisting Assault); and Intel (scopes out and tags enemies).
Given the timeframe, pistols, shotguns, machine guns, rifles, and flamethrowers will be just some of the weapons we can expect in Battlefield 1. Melee weapons will also have more variation, such as a shovel, mace, and more, which will also have their own pros and cons.
As is customary with the majority of Battlefield games, Battlefield 1 will allow players to get behind the wheel of several vehicle types, including tanks, airplanes, and even horses. A Zeppelin was shown in today’s reveal trailer, although it’s unclear at this point if players will be able to pilot it or not.
Locales in Battlefield 1 will reflect locations of battles that took place during World War I, so players should expect theatres in Italy, Arabia, and France, to name a few.
Fans can also sign up to become a Battlefield Insider http://www.battlefield.com/en-gb/community/insider. Get early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta, in-game rewards, exclusive content and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 21st October, 2016.