Holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Battlefield is not sticking to the modern era, or into a future setting like Call or Duty (of BF2142 for that matter), but backwards to World War 1 in all the glory that Frostbite can bring. The Call of Duty Infinite Warfare trailer underwhelmed in the graphics department, which is not the case here.

The Frostbite engine, which powers every Battlefield since Bad Company, makes this game absolutely gorgeous. This isn’t CGI footage, but game engine footage, but you would be forgiven if you thought it was. What we can discern from the trailer is that tanks, horses, swords, flamethrowers, tanks, bi-planes, and even zeppelin’s are in the game. It’s no secret I’m a huge Battlefield fan, and I have been since 1942 demo came out and changed my outlook on what a game could be. No longer was a car, tank, AA fixture, or plane just a prop, but something you could hop in and control. It was also my first game I’ve installed mods on, eventually leading me to join some mod teams later on for Half Life 2. Lucky for me, this lead me to becoming friends with Graham Wihlidal, one of the programmers on the Frostbite engine. But enough of my life story, you want more info on the game right?

Battlefield 1 will be coming out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 21st, with every version supporting 64 player online battles, so you console players can experience what us PC guys have become accustomed to. Not much else is known right now, so the only negative thing I have so far is the name, as it seems to be taking a page out of the Xbox One’s book. I get 1 = World War 1, but seeing as the last 2 games were Battlefield 3 and 4, this leads to some confusion. Also, the first one was 1942, marking a year during World War 2, so why not use that naming formula? On the other hand, the trailer does feature a nice mashup of Seven Nation Army and the Battlefield theme, so I guess it balances out. You can check out the press release below if you are into that kind of thing.

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, announced Battlefield™ 1. Only in Battlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same. Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.

In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.

“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefield moments,“ said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1 takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.

Watch the first look of Battlefield 1 here, and discover more on the future of Battlefield at www.battlefield.com.

Fans can also sign up to become a Battlefield Insider here. Get early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta, in-game rewards, exclusive content and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).

Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials. EA Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10% discount when they purchase the game through Origin*.

Join the Battlefield conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter®. Press assets for Battlefield are available at http://info.ea.com.

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