Today, DICE is giving players a closer look into the Battlefield 1 campaign with a new single player trailer. In the Battlefield 1 campaign, players will experience a series of remarkable War Stories from multiple characters from all corners of the globe. Get to know real-life historical figures and immerse yourself in personal stories from different protagonists with unique backgrounds, skills and perspectives.
Here’s what to expect in the single player mode from the Battlefield 1 Blog:
“In Battlefield 1 you’ll experience a series of what we call War Stories: personal stories focusing on different protagonists with unique backgrounds and skills. While our characters are at war, the stories in Battlefield 1 are personal. They’re about people rather than history or battles.
This made us reconsider the format of what we’d offer in Battlefield 1 single player. We felt that to have one character hopping through those different settings wouldn’t be as immersive or totally respectful to the setting. So we decided on an anthology format; a set of characters with their own more focused stories. That way we can have immersion and variety – a double win.
In previous Battlefield iterations we’ve experienced the story through the eyes of one main character, and it was very rare that the camera cut anywhere. But in Battlefield 1 we decided we wanted stronger characters instead of just telling players “you are the character”. One way to do this was to invoke classic cinematics that lets you see your character more than in first-person-theater. We wanted the player to see and feel what the characters are going through, rather than just experiencing it from behind their eyes. That has really paid off for us not just in storytelling ability, but in emotional engagement.”
There’s more information (including story specifics) on the Battlefield Blog, but this one looks to be shaping up quite well.