The official Battlefield Twitter account teases fans with a short Battlefield 1 in-engine trailer that hints at multiplayer game footage coming in just a few days.
After its initial reveal last month through an impressive in-engine trailer, the World War I shooter, Battlefield 1, has since gone dark in advance of E3 2016. With EA switching things up and instead putting on its own show called EA Play next week, fans are preparing themselves to see a lot more of Battlefield 1 and hopefully get even more details on what to expect. To get fans excited, DICE has also released a very short teaser trailer showing off what appears to be multiplayer game footage.
The short, 15 second trailer is comprised of in-engine footage and shows two opposing factions fighting it out on a dirty, fire-ridden, and destroyed field. One of the combatants is wielding the trench raiding club as seen on the box art for the game, while the other player is reloading what appears to be a heavy machine gun. A burning windmill slowly spins in the background while clear indications of chemical warfare are visible throughout the clip.
The short teaser seems to be hinting at a multiplayer focused trailer coming on Sunday, to coincide with the EA event. DICE has already confirmed a 64 player multiplayer match on Sunday, June 12, so fans should expect the curtain to be pulled back fully on this side of the game. While multiplayer does seem to be a focus, it’s not clear if EA is also planning on revealing more single player campaign details during the EA Play event as well.
Battlefield 1 is a game that came very close to not happening at all. As it turns out, the first obstacle facing DICE in its World War I pitch was EA Studios boss Patrick Soderlund, who needed to be convinced multiple times before green lighting the project. Soderlund was under the belief that a game set in The Great War would be somewhat boring and based entirely around trench warfare before seeing that the time period offered much more than that.
Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen, felt similarly, worrying that the younger audience didn’t even know about World War I and wouldn’t care as much as they would a game set in a futuristic or modern era. As it turns out, EA has been proven wrong as the community at large has really taken to the game and the unique setting its bringing to the table later this year.
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Battlefield 1 launches on October 17, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Source: Battlefield Twitter