DICE has unveiled the latest iteration of the Battlefield franchise, and it will focus on the conflict of World War I.
The latest Battlefield title was revealed in a dedicated livestream which showcased the new setting and gameplay mechanics.
The game will be titled Battlefield 1, symbolising a return to the roots of the series’ gameplay.
DICE debuted the Battlefield 1 trailer, which showcased in-engine footage of fast-paced World War I combat, featuring biplanes, cavalry, early tanks and airships.
Melee combat will be expanded to reflect the viability of close-quarters action in WWI battles.
Developers emphasized the grittiness and brutality of the upcoming title and have focused heavily on player immersion.
The game will present players with a variety of new vehicles to pilot, some of which are the biggest ever featured in a Battlefield game.
New weapons will range from early flamethrowers and sniper rifles to shovels and bayonets.
The game will feature combat on land, sea and air – with players able to different types of boats, planes and even ride horses.
Battlefield 1 will also include a single player campaign which will be told from the perspective of several different protagonists.
Check out the trailer for Battlefield 1 below.