Per a Reddit post, DICE confirmed that Battlefield 1 will have some of the biggest maps they has ever done built although players shouldn’t worry about unnecessary bloat either. DICE confirmed that they will have maps in various sizes which includes larger ones seen in previous Battlefield titles.Read More
Battlefield 1’s first livestream will take place at E3 2016 in June, Electronic Arts has announced.T he stream will begin at 2 PM PST / 5 PM EST on Sunday, June 12, which is one hour after EA’s E3 briefing begins that day.
Anyone has a shot at attending the event and participating in the livestream. To win a trip to E3 for the EA Play event, you need to follow @Battlefield and tweet @Battlefield with a video explaining why you should get the gig. Entries must be submitted by June 3. You can see the full contest rules here.
In a new interview with the Official Xbox Magazine, Battlefield 1 multiplayer producer Andreas Morell talks about a number of new features, including what appears to be an updated hand-to-hand combat system. Battlefield 1‘s other features, Morell confirmed that Battlefield 4 and Hardline‘s levolution mechanic might be making a return, and that the development team are aiming for more “dynamic destruction” this time around.
“When you look at the kind of all-out war, you have air, land, sea and a big part of the fighting on the actual ground was almost the – if you put yourself in the position of the soldiers back then when they got their state-of- the-art machine guns, but then they can turn the corner and then there is a guy with a big trench mace, it’s almost medieval and it’s tha...Read More
Before you nominate EA for the Worst Company in America award, again, EA CEO Andrew Wilson says that ultimately, they don’t want their games to turn into a pay-to-win experience
EA offered up more details on Battlefield 1 during their recent earnings call, with CEO Andrew Wilson revealing that it will offer both “micro-monetization” options and large-scale content:
“As we look at FY 2017, we are forecasting again continued growth in that category. Given that in Battlefield 1 you will see both macro-monetization opportunities from us like maps and large-scale content as well as micro-monetization opportunities, smaller increments of gameplay...Read More
The boxed release of the game will have a code inside, rather than a disc.
Electronic Arts has shared some new details on Battlefield 1’s PC version. A representative for the company told PC Gamer that, in North America, Battlefield 1 will only be available digitally on PC. You can still buy a box at brick and mortar retailers, but you will only find a code in the box, not a disc.
“Here in North America, there will be a PC box version that you can buy in stores that will have a code in the box and no disc,” a spokesperson told the site. “If you buy that same PC box version Internationally, some countries will offer a disc inside.”
Pictured above, Amazon’s product page for Battlefield 1’s PC edition mentions clearly that there is “no disc.”
Battlefield 1 is set to come out on October 21...Read More
Confirmed by the official Battlefield Twitter account, Battlefield 1 will have a server browser.
The confirmation came in response to a fan question. However, we weren’t given any more details on the browser other than it exists, nor whether it would appear on both PC and console versions of the game.
Server Browser confirmed. https://t.co/QFD8huHMAz
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) May 10, 2016
Whether the server browser will be accessed in-game or via Battlefield’s social platform, Battlelog remains to be seen, but we will likely find out more later this year before Battlefield 1’s release on October 21.
Dev Says Diversity Is a Key Component “We wanted to challenge some preconceptions.”
Lead designer Daniel Berlin shared some new information and also spoke about how the game overall aims to shine a light on elements of World War 1 people might not know about.
Talking to GamesBeat, Berlin teased that Battlefield 1’s single-player campaign may follow multiple different characters. It “will focus on different stories and different personalities across the world,” he said. One of the playable characters will be the Bedouin woman warrior from the announcement trailer.
GamesBeat: What’s your position on the project?
Daniel Berlin: I’m lead game designer.
GamesBeat: I’m curious how the World War One idea originally came about. Did you have a lot of discussion back and forth?
Berlin: When we...Read More
Multiple item packs and early access included among the goodies.
As part of its Battlefield 1 announcement, EA has detailed an Early Enlister Deluxe Edition of DICE’s upcoming shooter, which is available digitally on the Xbox and PlayStation stores, as well as on PC through the publisher’s Origin service.
The Deluxe Edition features a number of exclusive in-game items and also provides early access to the game. It is priced at $79.99/£64.99, which is $20 more than the standard edition.
Be sure to check out what’s in the Battlefield 1’s $220 Collector’s Edition.
“Be the first on front lines–snag the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition today and get the Hellfighter, Red Baron, and Lawrence of Arabia packs full of themed weapons and gear; five extra Battlepacks stuffed with great items; and ac...Read More
The collector’s edition includes a 14-inch tall statue, exclusive DLC, and more.
The Battlefield 1 Exclusive Collector’s Edition includes a 14-inch tall statue of the cover art character, who seems to be a Harlem Hellfighter–preordering the game gets you exclusive content based on the real-world infantry regiment. The statue features the exact pose and equipment seen in the art, including the Mauser pistol and trench club.
Additional items in the collector’s edition include an exclusive steel book, a cloth poster, and a deck of playing cards. It also comes with a messenger pigeon tube that contains exclusive DLC content...Read More
Become a Battlefield Insider to play before everyone else.
A beta for Battlefield 1 is on the way sometime later this year, Electronic Arts has confirmed.
Although the beta test wasn’t mentioned during today’s reveal event, it is referenced in the press release about Battlefield 1’s announcement. By registering as a Battlefield Insider for free, you’ll be able to get into the beta early.
You can sign up as an Insider here on the official Battlefield website. When you do so, the only perks are said to be “in-game rewards, exclusive content, and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield,” as well as details on other EA games. The press release mentions all of this but also states Insiders get “early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta.”
So far, no other details regarding the beta have been s...Read More