Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have released the single-player campaign trailer for the upcoming WWI-based shooter Battlefield 1. It features real-life historical characters such as T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.
DICE says that rather than just one player character that goes through all the locations of WWI, Battlefield 1's single-player mode will feature a mix of different characters and locations. That includes one section featuring T.E. Lawrence:
Facing off with a technically superior enemy, Lawrence is put in a true underdog situation in Battlefield 1. The Ottoman Empire has a giant armored train called The Canavar – or "beast" in Turkish – equipped with a huge artillery piece that can strike from miles away. The Empire's devastating artillery engages rebel forces – who are wielding rifles from horseback.
In Battlefield 1, you play an Arab rebel that is depicted as Lawrence's right hand. This character needs to use her resourceful playstyle to scout out enemy encampments, liberate the equipment needed, and draw the armored train out to a final confrontation. Play it loud, quiet, long-range, close-up, on your horse, or in an appropriate vehicle – it's up to you.
Xbox One and PC players who sign up for EA Access or Origin Access, respectively, will be able to play a free trial of Battlefield 1 starting on October 13. The full game will be released on October 21.