Battlefield 1 Teaser Released: EA Heads Back to WWI

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With so many futuristic FPS games being released these days, whether by Electronic Arts, Activision or any other company in between, some fans have started growing bored with the genre. For years, avid players of the franchises “Call of Duty and “Battlefield have been begging the developers to head back to the “glory days” of the World War shooter. While Activision appeared to ignore those specific requests, and instead decided to release a remastered version of “Call of Duty 4” with their latest near-future shooter “Infinite Warfare”, it seems that EA and DICE will be the first to answer the call of duty (hehe puns) with the announcement of the new WWI FPS “Battlefield 1”.

Since the announcement is fairly recent, not much is known about the narrative thus far, but the teaser appears to promise various game-play segments including trench warfare, desert combat and biplane air raids. While this latest announcement may feel like a breath of fresh air for fans of the genre, it should be noted that a little over a decade ago the roles were reversed. WWII games were a dime a dozen, and it was only with the announcement of “Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare” that players became reinvigorated with the FPS genre. However, that hopefully shouldn’t take away your anticipation of this titles, as the teaser has been receiving acclaim across the internet (unlike rival Infinite Warfare, whose reaction has been largely negative.) Be sure to check out the trailer below and let us know if you think “Battlefield 1” will be a welcome return to the world war atmosphere!

 

​Donald Strohman is a Pennsylvania State University film graduate currently residing in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Before being a part of The Young Folks team, he contributed to GameDeck and the satire website The Black Sheep. He also writes for the game journalism site GameSkinny. When he's not trying to fulfill his life long dream of becoming the "Hash Slinging Slasher", Donald enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and writing; sometimes all at once.