Battlefield 1 officially announced
EA has officially announced the next game in the Battlefield series: Battlefield 1. The game is set during World War I and features new melee weapons, horses, and biplanes. The trailer shows a rapid series of encounters with tanks, flamethrowers, battleships, and artillery, as well as battles in trenches. We also get to see the soldier seen in yesterday’s teaser, and it turns out the shadow being cast across his face was from an enormous zeppelin flying overhead. Afterward, the developers discussed various aspects of the game, including a persistent squad system that makes it easier to jump between servers with a group of players. Destruction remains a part of the game, though specifics weren’t shared. Weapon customization is also still present--and with a new twist--but again there weren’t many details offered. The name and setting were both leaked earlier today, first with an Xbox One dashboard ad and then with photos of retail posters. If you’re an EA or Origin Access member, you’ll be able to play the game on October 18. The full release will then follow on October 21, though preordering a deluxe version of the game will also allow you to play on October 18. There’s also a way to get early access to a beta coming later this year. Those who preorder also get the Hellfighter pack, which includes items inspired by the Harlem Hellfighters, as well as seven days of early access to a new map coming “later in 2016,” according to an Xbox Store listing.