Battlefield 1 lead game designer Daniel Berlin teases more details about the upcoming shooter’s campaign, with the plot focusing on different characters around the world.
With the development of Battlefield 1 now announced by developer DICE, fans of the FPS franchise are patiently awaiting more details surrounding the game’s features. Although the title’s World War I setting has already been confirmed, many were left wondering exactly what else the campaign would have in store for players. Now, further information has been revealed, including the fact that the campaign will cover the stories of multiple characters.
Speaking with VentureBeat, lead game designer Daniel Berlin was able to shed light on what gamers might expect from the campaign mode of Battlefield 1. First up, Berlin revealed that the game would not stick with a single character, but instead would jump to different parts of World War I. “Our single-player will focus on different stories and different personalities across the world,” said Berlin.
This diversity within Battlefield 1 backs up the varied locations of the initial screenshots that have also been released, but that’s apparently not where a focus on diverse gameplay ends. According to Berlin, DICE wanted to “challenge some preconceptions” about the war, and give players experiences outside of what one might expect from a game based on World War I. “You can see in the trailer that there’s a Bedouin woman warrior on a horse. She’s a playable character in the single-player campaign,” Berlin stated.
What this means is that players should expect to play through some of the unknown stories of the war. “We want to delve into some of the unknowns of World War I,” said Berlin. “Maybe people don’t know that this person fought or that person fought, that this army was involved. We’re stretching out and bringing all those stories into the game.” This extends to covering the lesser known Harlem Hellfighters, as showcased in the game’s collector’s edition.
This also may explain why, according to a recent leak, the game allegedly only has six campaign missions. Each of these missions could take place in a different part of the war, focusing on a different character entirely. With single player missions set to take place in large, open sandboxes, it could be that each of these levels actually has a sizeable amount of content.
From the varied and enticing single player campaign through to the addition of extra, vehicle-based multiplayer classes, it seems as though variety will be the spice of life in Battlefield 1. That said, however, it is still early days, and plenty more needs to be revealed before gamers can get a true picture of exactly what the game will offer. Until then, there’s always the chance to rewatch that first reveal trailer.
Battlefield 1 will be released on October 26 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.