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Battlefield 1 will bring World War I to PCs and consoles on October 21

DICE and EA have confirmed Battlefield 1, the next game in the first person shooter series. The World War I-based game is coming on October 21 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The trailer for the game shows lots of biplane combat, combined with trench warfare on the ground, calvary charges and large zeppelins in the sky. In a press event for the game's introduction, DICE stated that WWI allows the game to mix and match a number of different war elements.

Take the battle from the scenic Italian coast to the scorching Arabian deserts. Discover classic Battlefield gameplay through an adventure-filled campaign, or squad up and join epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Experience the origins of modern warfare where the old world was destroyed, giving way to the new one. Use the innovative, modern weaponry and vehicles of World War I as you battle across the land, air and sea. Make your mark on the battlefield with earth-shattering destruction, whether you're blasting craters in the ground with artillery strikes or ripping apart walls with gunfire.

EA plans to launch an open beta test for the game before its release. Xbox One players will be able to play a free trial of Battlefield 1 a few days ahead of its release if they subscribe to the EA Access service. People who want to pre-order the digital version of the game can do so now with the $79.99 Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. It will allow people to play the game three days ahead of its official release date. It will also include some extra content like the Red Baron Pack, the Lawrence of Arabia Pack and the Hellfighters Pack

38 Comments
  • Hell yeah that's getting pre ordered
  • Looking forward to checking out the video later. Will almost definitely pre download this. I do still hanker for a "Battlefield 5" game. I hope a WW1 battlefield can be epic in scale as Hardline felt smaller than it was, mainly due to the setting really, and SW:BF wasn't 64 players :'( Did they mention the size of games on console?
  • According to the date available on the PlayStation store it's 64 players Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Hell yeah, a game that's not in the future, this day is just getting better.
  • Awesome.
  • *cavalry
  • I was wonder before 3-4 months if someone will make a game about WWI and if it will be possible(The weapons and the gameplay are so unique and hard to be a part of a game) . Now I'm just curious if it will be nice. I'm not Battlefield fanboy but this time I think it deserves the money to preorder it. Posted From my PC.W10 Master Race
  • Verdun on PC is WW1
  • fire their title namer. whats next? battlefield 2.....oh
  • I mean...World War One?
  • Actually, when they released BF Bad Company 1 and 2, the following was BF 4 and 4, I recall Battlefield 2 from the 2000s but have no memory of a Battlefield 1 (plus they kind of rebooted the franchise with BF3) Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • There was no Battlefield 1. Battlefield 1942, then 2.
  • This^^^ Battlefield 1942 was an amazing game for it's time!
  • Looks very interesting but will give it a few months this time, BF4 game was broken for the first year for me and also it was a real shame the EA corporate scum had some stage time. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Keeping my fingers crossed it's not a battlefield 4 mess
  • If you have EA Access you can trial it a few days ahead of launch.
  • Maybe just me but how many times are these wars going to be fought in games? And as always MP will be the focus so it'll just be the same game modes with different uniforms and old weaponry. Guess I'll be passing.
  • WWI has yet to be done right. All of the old good war FPS games were set in WWII.
  • Exactly. Name a good WWI shooter that isn't ancient. Heck, it's been a long time since we got a good WWII shooter it you ask me. And it's MP focused if that's how you play it... personally I couldn't care less about the multiplayer.
  • Same here, couldn't care less about multiplayer. This deserves a pre order based on the trailer but I'm broke. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Need to reserve full judgement for the multiplayer reveal. Trailer looks great though.
  • A major FPS in a historical war where you play competent but still human soldiers. How imaginative! I will antecipate building my next gaming PC in order to have it ready at time for this release.
  • I was skeptical at first when I heard it was based in WWI, but after watching the trailer I'm genuinely hyped. Beats fighting in space... COD *cough
  • Trailer looks a bit too dramatic, but I'm just glad the rumors are true. If they make trenches a part of the gameplay instead of saying "forget those old things, enjoy the run and gun gameplay" or moving it to the Eastern Front (where trench warfare wasn't really used, but they clearly aren't going to do this fully, at least) then I'll be really intrigued, and will definitely get it. I feel like a WWI game that's about running around in no-man's-land will feel like a slap in the face to the setting.
  • Goodbye COD. BF1 will be taking to much of my time to play your unrealistic, futuristic confusion of a game.
  • Yay mustard gas!
  • don't forget about chlorine gas.
  • I guess xbox 360 is dying. :/ nobody making games for it anymore.
  • 360 was dead as of 2013 it was time to let go and now is not in production anymore but you still can buy used ones. Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • Plugged in my 360 recently to use it n realized it's junk compared to X1. Lol. I was a bit sad. Love my X1 :)
  • The naming is interesting. What will they call the next one that has a ww1 theme. Battlefield 1A?
  • Finally back to the roots and not just another sci-fi shooter among the 50 other. Hope to see new WWII games as well with modern graphics. The latest ones are getting a little old.
  • Medal of Honor... I miss the stories.
  • Sounds fun
  • I think Battlefield 1 will be a flop. Shooter games tend to be popular because they are fast paced. In reality, World  War 1 was a boring war of attrition, mainly due to the fact that advances in firepower did not coincide with advances in mobility.
  • You really think they'll have you in a trench for hours of gameplay taking pot shots at one another?!?! Call me crazy but I would venture to guess they'll make it more fast paced than your expectations.
  • IDK Laura... have you watched the trailer? Biplanes FTW!
  • That name still really irks me. When I look at the title all printed out like that I just find it...unsettling.