A return to form! Yes!
Battlefield 1 looks like a glorious return to form for a franchise that had definitely lost its way a fair bit in recent years. The game, which returns to DICE’s strength of open world, emergent shooter arenas, and authentically recreated historical settings, looks like it will be the best Battlefield game in a very long time- at least since 2010’s Battlefield Bad Company 2.
If you have been curious for some more details on the game that DICE simply won’t talk much about, then you are in luck- YouTube userJackfrags attended a presentation in London, where he got to learn more about the title, and he released a new video which summarizes a lot of what he knows about the game. A lot of the information sounds exciting.
For instance, Battlefield 1 will have persistent squads- you’ll always be in a squad of five. This goes hand in hand with the game’s new, highly differentiated classes. Most exciting, though, is how the weapons come into play- for instance, bombers can be used to drop ordinances on the battlefield, while tanks are massive weapons of destruction. Each tanks feels and controls differently from the other, and some of them can carry an entire squad at a time. Armored cars are also in the game, as are naval boats, and other vehicles, such as trains on the map.
What should be most exciting to players is that dynamic destruction is back, with DICE moving away from scripted Levolution- as a matter of fact, it sounds like Battlefield 1 will have the most destruction on the map than any previous game in the series.
Battlefield 1 is due out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in October.