Earlier this week, EA released the first trailer for Battlefield 1’s single-player. It was really cool, but it was also more of a sizzle reel. Now, we have a straight-up gameplay video to watch–and it looks good.
The video from Westie starts off with a sobering comment to think about. “More than 60 million soldiers fought in ‘The War to End All Wars.’ It ended nothing. Yet it changed the world forever. What follows is frontline combat. You are not expected to survive,” the text reads before the gameplay begins.
This video shows off a section of the Storm of Steel mission. It looks incredibly intense, with a lot of close-quarter combat and even a tank-driving sequence. Also, when you die, a different name pops up presumably in an attempt to help players understand how many people died in the war.
Storm of Steel is one of the missions featured in the EA/Origin Access Play First Trial, so if you’re a subscriber, you can check this out (and the multiplayer) starting on October 13.
Unlike past Battlefield games, Battlefield 1’s campaign features multiple playable characters, spread across five different “War Stories.” EA previously explained why it’s going with multiple protagonists, stating that, “We felt that to have one character hopping through those different settings wouldn’t be as immersive or totally respectful to the setting.”
For more on Battlefield 1’s campaign, check out the descriptions for its five main War Stories here.