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battlefield 1 trailer thoughts

Battlefield 1

One is a powerful number or as has been said the loneliest number. In all seriousness, there are a lot of great ones, Metallica’s One, The Big Red One, The X-Box One, and now EA is looking to add Battlefield to the list with Battlefield 1.

There is no doubt that the launch trailer is simply amazing. The graphics are stunning and the grit and grime contrast nicely with a softer and more colorful pallet than previous Battlefield games have featured. The usage of the White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” is a very nice touch that matches the epic scale the trailer is trying to convey.

Of course, the most interesting thing about the trailer is the usage of the WW1 setting, something not often seen in the gaming world. WW1 represents some real down and gritty fighting combined with the all-out hopelessness of trench warfare. I imagine Stack-Up would have been in high demand during some stages of the war.

The setting does present some unique opportunities beyond simply changing the aesthetic. The almost relic like weapons should be a nice change of pace from the more modern or sci-fi shooters. The technology of the era looks to play a major role with bi-planes and old style tanks featuring prominently in the trailer, looks like we might have to keep an eye out for the Red Baron!

I am also interested in how the folks at EA will portray the vicious and terrifying trench warfare that features so prominently in the WW1 story. Often the front lines would bog down into wars of attrition as the two sides dug in, with a deadly no man’s land between them. I am curious as to how the developers might properly represent the tension of this terrible situation.

Battlefield 1

I will end with this, you simply have to watch the trailer. The game is not out yet, though it will launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Oct. 21, 2016, so it is far too early to know if it will be a great One but it certainly has me interested.

What do you think? Do you like the choice of the setting? Please make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below. We would love to know what you think.

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