As mentioned yesterday, DICE has released the first official campaign trailer for Battlefield 1. In the past, we’ve seen gameplay and trailers that revolved around the multiplayer aspect of EA’s popular first-person shooter franchise. Now, we’re getting a glimpse of some of the storylines we’ll be going through when the upcoming title launches next month.
There are plenty of areas around the world that is focused on within the trailer and plenty of characters. We’re looking at a video game title that will put players into a number of different roles through the First World War which EA is calling “War Stories”.
These stories will be based on personal characters within the game and show their history rather than just a number figure during any given battle. Through a post on the official Battlefield website, it was stated that the developers wanted to focus on a variety of stories and through that they opted to change how to format the Battlefield 1 single player.
“The Great War is diverse. We knew we wanted to embrace that variety. There were so many different perspectives and characters in World War 1 and we wanted to cover as much ground as possible.
This made us reconsider the format of what we’d offer in Battlefield 1 single player. 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.
One example is the War Story Through Mud and Blood. It takes place late in the war and centers on a British Mark V Tank crew. The story focuses on a young soldier assigned to the crew as the tank’s driver. However, our protagonist has no experience of these modern war vehicles and need to learn – and learn fast. 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. 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.”
You can pick up a copy of Battlefield 1 when it launches on October 21, 2016, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.