Electronic Arts has released a trailer for the single-player campaign of Battlefield 1.
An accompanying press release confirms that the storyline presentation of Battlefield 1 differs in key ways when compared to previous installments in the series. To begin with, the campaign follows four distinct characters rather than a single soldier. This takes players across various locations during the World War to fill multiple roles such as a fighter pilot, an armor crewman, a rebel fighter, and a message-runner.
Additionally, the design of past Battlefield campaigns have mostly linked together corridors to promote close-quarter combat. This is in stark contrast to the signature large-scale multiplayer module of the franchise. With Battlefield 1, DICE is looking to make that a thing of the past.
The new single-player campaign “will more accurately reflect Battlefield’s open sandboxes,” highlights lead designer Danny Berlin. Players should expect a meaningful taste of the multiplayer mayhem through the storyline. This means more options and freedom to approach objectives, larger settings, and even more explosions.
This is the first time that we’re getting a good look at the campaign mode. Prior to this, both DICE and EA have focused primarily on the multiplayer portion. Earlier this month, the game wrapped up its multiplayer open beta which registered the largest participants in any beta held by EA in history.
In the wake of the trailer, some users are reporting that Battlefield 1 is now available for pre-loading on Xbox One. This has allowed them to discover that the game weighs in at 43 GB on Microsoft’s console. It’s likely to feature a similar file-size on PlayStation 4 as well. However, the PC version could require more space.
Battlefield 1 releases on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can start playing the game as early as October 13 by registering as an EA or Origin Access member.