Battlefield 1 got a ton of new information outlined during a interview, one of the game’s multiplayer producers named Andreas Morell, did. The interview teased a lot of cool upcoming reveals including an updated hand-to-hand combat system.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Battlefield 1 would be getting its first proper gameplay reveal during E3, where the game’s 64-player multiplayer mode will be shown to the public and press for the first time.
The producer teased some really interesting stuff when speaking to OXM (Official Xbox Magazine), the most interesting of which was a new melee system that the team is adding to the game, especially in the multiplayer portion.
Although he didn’t go into details but he was quick to state that since Battlefield 1 takes place during world war 1, the game is from an era which didn’t have modern day weapons or combat, and hand-to-hand combat among soldiers was almost medieval. This brutal style of melee combat would be portrayed in the game, according to him.
When you look at the kind of all-out war, you have air, land, sea and a big part of the fighting on the actual ground was almost the – if you put yourself in the position of the soldiers back then when they got their state-of- the-art machine guns, but then they can turn the corner and then there is a guy with a big trench mace, it’s almost medieval and it’s that clash of those two worlds that we felt like this is really something that we need to have in the game and it really adds something to it. It’s a brutal side to – brutal and personal side to kind of the combat in Battlefield 1.
He also confirmed that the levolution mechanic that Battlefield 4 introduced and Hardline also utilized, would be making a return with Battlefield 1. The system would also be enhanced and the team was hard at work creating a more ‘dynamic destruction’ experience with the new game. Battleships were also confirmed for the game but he didn’t really confirm whether or not Zeppelins would also be a part of the game.
Expect a lot more to be seen during E3 that’s scheduled for later this month but it seems EA is preparing to drop a whole lot of new information about the game soon and we’re really excited to see it get revealed.