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EA: Battlefield 1’s Single Player Campaign Is Based On Characters Rather Than A History Of Battles

The Battlefield franchise has been an amazing franchise for EA/DICE. With games pointing us toward the future, DICE decided to do something different. Battlefield 3 and 4 were based in the near future and present time, meanwhile EA decided to pull the cord and go for Battlefield 1 based in the WW1 era.

With the Closed Alpha and Open Beta being well received by many fans, I personally was always intrigued by how the single player campaign will play out in Battlefield 1. Recently, to quench the thirst just before it’s release next month, EA has just released another trailer regarding the single player campaign in Battlefield 1.

Unlike previous Battlefield games, EA has decided to set a different character for each region in campaign mode that will allow the game to feel a bit more immersive.

EA mentions on their blog:

“In Battlefield 1 you’ll experience a series of what we call War Stories: personal stories focusing on different protagonists with unique backgrounds and skills. While our characters are at war, the stories in Battlefield 1 are personal. They’re about people rather than history or battles.”

I wasn’t expecting to see this, but it seems like this time around they are focusing on the story as well rather than focusing on multiplayer.

EA also explains about a soldier that players will be able to experience in game:

“One example is the War Story Through Mud and Blood. It takes place late in the war and centers on a British Mark V Tank crew. The story focuses on a young soldier assigned to the crew as the tank’s driver. However, our protagonist has no experience of these modern war vehicles and need to learn – and learn fast. Our hero is also struggling with earning the trust of his fellow crew members, so there’s a social dynamic in the story, making the whole thing something personal. Danny Edwards, our driver character, is not an ace sniper. He’s not a crack pilot. He’s not a demo expert. He’s a former chauffeur – a volunteer new to the war. He can drive and he can fix things. That’s where we start.”

EA also bragged about the cinematics they’ve added to the game adding to the emotions of the character and role.

Considering the revamps and changes in this year’s Battlefield, it’ll be interesting how the game plays out well in multiplayer and in the story mode as well. Until now, EA has confirmed few maps that will be available in the game. Considering the vast history of the wars that had taken place in that era, we’ll also have to keep our eyes peeled for DLCs and what they’ll add to the game.

Battlefield 1 is set to launch on the 21st October 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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