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

John Callaham