— Battlefield (@Battlefield) June 6, 2016
I always knew it was going to take a miracle to get me back into the first-person shooter genre, especially after the multiplayer-focused direction that both EA and Activision have taken it over the past decade. Ever since hitting a brief high with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, my interest has slowly faded with each passing release, uninterested in the settings and gameplay choices.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare continued the trend in leaving me disinterested, having grown tired of sci-fi and futuristic shooters. Who would have thought a trip to the past would have been all that I needed? Battlefield 1 could be the game that gets me back on the tracks, or at the very least, pleasantly happy enough to sit down and enjoy mindless violence again.
Wow, that sounds horrible.
I’ve always been fascinated by history, even by things that would exploit tragedies likes World War I to make video games about senseless killing. The further these two franchises strayed from reality, though, the less impact they had. These 15 seconds of footage ring closely to those I saw in my textbooks and immediately put me in the right state of mind.
Looks great, and we’re bound to see even more next week at E3 2016. Battlefield 1 will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct. 21.