'Battlefield' Travels Back To World War I
After launching as a World War II game (in the wake of Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor and Activision's Call of Duty) and then taking the fight to modern warfare, developer DICE is traveling back in time to the First World War with Battlefield 1. By jumping into a time period not yet explored by the shooter genre, everything feels fresh; dogfighting in biplanes is a much more visceral experience because you're not flying at supersonic speeds, and the early lumbering tanks of this era don't have the same feel of even World War II vehicles. By returning to its roots of historical multiplayer combat on land, air, and sea, the studio latest opens up a whole new gameplay experience, filled with new challenges. And it's the exact opposite of other upcoming shooters such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and EA's own Titanfall 2.