Electronic Arts and DICE have announced that October 21st, 2016 will be the release date for Battlefield 1 by kicking off the pre-order period for the game, slated for release on both the Xbox One and Windows PC via Origins.
The game was recently announced with an exciting trailer that caused many gamers to question if they should purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare due to a vast difference in timeline setting. Battlefield 1 is set in World War 1 while Infinite Warfare is set in the future like every other Call of Duty since the new generation of consoles began.
EA says this installment of the Battlefield franchise features the “most dynamic battles in FPS history, letting the classic Battlefield DNA shine through.” We haven’t seen much outside of the trailer, but from what we’ve heard, the game will features combat on horseback along with several new melee abilities. We’re just hoping the melee is fluid and not similar to that of Star Wars: Battlefront, a game created by DICE under the same Frostbite engine.
Players who pre-order the Deluxe Edition of Battlefield 1 will get the Hellfighter, Red Baron, and Lawrence of Arabia packs as well. There are also five extra Battlepacks filled with awesome gear along with the ability to gain early access to the game beginning on October 18, 2016. The Deluxe Edition will cost gamers a cool $79.99 right now from the Xbox Store.
EA Access subscribers can access the game before the official release for 10-hours maximum, so there’s no need to grab the pre-order bait unless you’re fully interested in playing the whole game before the majority of gamers in the world. EA Access subscribers can also jump in and play the latest FIFA 16 release for free right now.
To make things even more interesting, folks have the option of becoming a Battlefield Insider, allowing them to be among the first to play the public multiplayer beta, receive in-game rewards, and enjoy exclusive content. We’re not exactly sure what the rewards will be, but they should be decent enough.
EA also made it clear that the first gameplay footage for Battlefield 1 will be shown off during the company’s EA Play conference in London taking place June 12.
Have a look at the exciting trailer below: