EA DICE “Want to Focus on Fun Over Realism” for Battlefield 1

DICE’s Senior Concept Artist Robert Sammelin recently talked about the studio’s decision to stay true to the history and show it enough respect, but at the same time, find the right balance between fun and realism, with fun winning in some aspects.

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EA DICE’s upcoming iteration of the Battlefield franchise is set to take place in the WWI era, with all its uniqueness, weapons and environments.

DICE’s Senior Concept Artist Robert Sammelin recently sat down with VG24/7, and talked about the studio’s decision to stay true to the history and show it enough respect, but at the same time, find the right balance between fun and realism, with fun winning in some aspects.

We wanted to definitely stay away from the tropes and the sort of… well, the preconceptions of the war. We want to focus on fun over realism in a certain regard and steer clear of just going into full dread with everything. But, yeah – it is challenging, making something that’s appealing and fun but still stays true to give a realistic experience.

I think of it as being like war fantasy fiction, but one rooted in reality. Covering all these vast empires and the wide spread of the armies and so on… you have to do a lot of research to get it right, and you do have to tread lightly in certain areas.

Battlefield 1 releases on October 21 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.