When World War I is mentioned, most people think about grinding trench warfare, but WWI was a varied conflict that raged across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The latest Battlefield 1 trailer gives us a taste of that variety, showcasing some fast-paced desert-based gameplay.
The trailer shows off a map set amongst the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, and there’s definitely no mud or trenches in sight. The terrain is a dusty, scorched deathscape, and we’re treated to shots of men battling on horseback with sabers, engaging in gripping aerial dogfighting, a huge, armored train and, yes, a guy in a suit of armor blasting away with a Gatling gun. It’s intense stuff, and the graphics are absolutely astounding, so you’re definitely going to want to check this trailer out.
EA also streamed a nice chunk of Battlefield 1 gameplay from Gamescom, the European version of E3 that’s happening right now. This really shows you what Battlefield 1 mutliplayer is all about…
Can’t wait to get your grubby mitts on Battlefield 1? Well, EA has announced an open beta is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4, August 31. The beta will let you test out the 64-player Conquest mode, and the 24-player Rush mode on the Sinai map.
Battlefield 1 storms store shelves October 21.