If one thing is clear, is that Battlefield 1 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2016. And luckily this shooter by Swedish developer DICE is looking like it could be one of the year’s top video games when it’s released this October.
Because despite the fact that the game will be set during World War I (which took place more than one hundred years ago) Battlefield 1 looks set to offer plenty of heat-pounding action and fast-paced combat judging by the game’s latest preview video, which showcases Battlefield 1’s impressive arsenal of WWI weapons.
And it’s clear that developer DICE, who are also behind the wildly popular Star Wars Battlefront, is pulling out all the stops to make sure the guns and other weapons in the game feel authentic. As seen in the video, DICE’s team even got to play around with recreations and authentic WWI-era weapons (including melee weapons like a spiked club), so that their in-game versions would handle like the real ones. The team did “extensive research in order to recreate these weapons… in order to recreate them to perfection”, according to Lars Gustavsson, the game’s design director.
Battlefield 1 will not only feature WWI versions of the typical machine guns seen in most shooters though, as players will also get to use miniguns, artillery, melee weapons like clubs and even primitive grenades, which will surely come in handy to destroy those massive wedge-shaped tanks players will face on the battlefield…
All in all, it looks like DICE has spared no expense to make Battlefield 1’s WWI setting feel as authentic as possible, even if this does not necessarily mean the game will be any more fun to play though. But still, the game taking place during WWI is certainly a refreshing change from the futuristic, sci-fi settings of its competitors, and this is no doubt an action game to look forward to when it debuts later in the year.
Note: Battlefield 1 will be released on October 21, 2016. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.