Battlefield 1 brings us back to World War 1

Earlier today during a live stream, EA and DICE announced the next entry in the popular Battlefield games, showing off that we’ll actually be going back to a war that is hardly explored in the video game world, World War 1.

Titled Battlefield 1, the game takes us back to one of the most deadly wars ever fought which birthed modern combat, with a furious arms race where new machines and weapons were created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time.

“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.”

The game will feature both a single player campaign and a 64-player sandbox multiplayer mode, where players can “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.”

Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st 2016 on PC (via Origins), Xbox One and PS4. EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials and receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game. You can also sign up for the Battlefield Insider here which will grant you early access to the game’s Beta later this year.