Battlefield 1 is one of the most anticipated games of 2016 and since it had its release on October 21st we thought it would be a good idea to gather 10 surprising but true facts about it. Despite the game’s title, it’s actually the fifteenth installment of the franchise and the first main entry of the series since Battlefield 4. Also, it is the very first World War I themed game published by Electronic Arts since 1994’s Wings of Glory. As you can see there are already quite a few interesting facts about Battlefield 1 and in the next minutes we’ll try to unravel even more!
1. At first, it was rejected by EA
When EA Vice President Patrick Söderlund heard about the idea of making a World War I video game, he immediately rejected it, saying that “World War 1 is a trench war, it can’t be fun to play.” Good thing the developers didn’t change their mind and started working on a new type of game, because only after the DICE team presented a short demo, the EA manager considered it is worth giving it a shot. And what a good decision he made looking at how well Battlefield 1 is being received right now.
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