One gaming fan uses Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 to recreate the trailer for DICE’s and Electronic Arts’ forthcoming World War I-themed shooter, Battlefield 1.
As many gamers are probably aware at this point, the official reveal trailer for Battlefield 1 has gone on to become one of the most popular instances of teaser footage of all time for a video game, as it’s gone on to reach more than 1 million likes on YouTube. With this being the case, whenever an advertisement or piece of pop culture like the World War I-inspired shooter’s trailer becomes such a well-known part of the planet’s collective consciousness, it means that spoofs, homages, and remakes of the original are bound to happen.
Recently, the YouTuber known as 57chevy150 took it upon themselves to use the assets from Rockstar Games’ wildly successful open world title Grand Theft Auto 5 to remake the aforementioned trailer for Battlefield 1. While the results are definitely impressive, the end product is, of course, a far cry from the source material.
As seen in the video below, 57chevy150’s take on Battlefield 1‘s reveal footage is basically blow-for-blow in terms of the pacing of the original trailer, but naturally, the stand-ins for all of the bits of WWI technology don’t exactly reflect the era of 1914 – 1918. As a matter of fact, in one of the funniest scenes for the remake trailer, instead of the horses galloping across the desert with soldiers on their backs, the YouTuber has replaced them with a motorcycle gang.
This isn’t the first time that Battlefield 1‘s trailer has been given the send-up treatment. As it happens, not too long after the video from DICE and Electronic Arts was posted, one gaming fan made a Spongebob Squarepants parody, with Bikini Bottoms’ best and not-so-brightest taking part in an underwater battle reminiscent of trench warfare.
Interestingly enough, Grand Theft Auto 5 has been used to remake tons of trailers from both the video game and film world, with Battlefield 1 only being the latest to have itself satirized with the title. For instance, prior to the full movie’s showing in theaters, Lucasfilm’s and Bad Robot Productions’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was recreated in Rockstar Games’ release.
Taking all of this into consideration, every single scrap of Battlefield 1 material related to the title that comes out almost certainly intensifies the anticipation for the game’s release even more than before. Although the shooter’s launch is several months away, most fans are surely waiting to try out Battlefield 1‘s gameplay when developers finally reveal more details for its upcoming open beta.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 21, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.