Game developers around the world seem to have settled on October for releasing some of their most awaited titles. Gears of War 4 iscoming out soon enough for those who can’t get enough of systematic combat, while Mafia III will take care of those who like to fancy themselves a part of the underbelly of a big city.But these are just two instances out of a roster of nearly thirteentitles that are slated for release this month. However, the one we are truly eager to get our hands on is undoubtedly EA DICE‘s upcoming World War I saga, Battlefield 1.
We call it a saga for that is exactly whatit aims to be. If you’re still confused, let us clarify- the game that offers a throwback to one of the most historically important periods in time will chroniclenot one, but five different storiesas part of its single player campaign. What this means is that players will have the luxury of a truly immersive feel of the era by assuming the role of multiple playable personas. The reason behind this, the creators explain, is that the Great War was fought among a number of nations and it impacted the whole world in its wake. Thus a game as well formulatedas Battlefield 1 could not have been blind to the importance of greatly differing perspectives of the happenings around by people of different backgrounds. That’s where the idea of multiple playable characters came in.DICE wrote on a blog post about the upcoming game’s single-player campaign: “We felt that to have one character hopping through those different settings wouldn’t be as immersive or totally respectful to the setting. So we decided on an anthology format; a set of characters with their own more focused stories. That way we can have immersion and variety–a double win.”
DICEthen wenton to give an example out of Battlefield 1‘s Through Mud and Blood story segment, where the player will play as a young former chauffeur who has been enlisted in the war. “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.” He has no experience in being control of massive war vehicles, he is without a choice in the matter. In addition, the post also highlights the importance of the social aspect: “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.”Like Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer, the single-player campaign will also allow players to make decision for themselves that will affect the outcome, meaning that you can execute one particular mission in a number of ways. In fact, the game incorporates dynamism in a number of elements, including its weather system which will affect the way players will have to fight.
Battlefield 1‘s makers have released several videos that show off the game’s most important features: weapons and vehicles. The creators have gone to great lengths to make the game’s features and combat as authentic as possible. All in all, Battlefield 1 has set a tremendously high standard for itself, and we can’t wait for it to come out.
Battlefield 1 releasesonMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on October 21, 2016. For EA Access and Origin Access members will be able to play a limited portion of the game a week before onOctober 13.