Battlefield 1 is one of the most gorgeous games ever made, but it's also super fun - and most important of all, fresh. It's not 'yet another Battlefield shooter', as there seems to be enough new from my couple of hours with it so far that it feels different.
So different in fact, that you get the chance to play as a pigeon - and we're not joking at all. During the single player mission which recounts the 1918 Battle of Cambrai, you're looking through the perspective of chauffeur turned tank operator, Edwards. Edwards drives the tank towards Cambrai, destroying field gun positions before getting stuck in the mud. Once the enemy surrounds you, the crew release a messenger pigeon to signal for help - which is something that happened during the early wars.
You get to control the pigeon for a little while, soaring over the battlefield which as Kotaku explains 'gives a very stark sense of the war's scale', with trenches and scorched earth for as far as you can see. Battlefield 1 has been depicting the war in a way we've never seen before, and with touches like this - you have to commend them.
Battlefield 1 Content
For some of our raw Battlefield 1 gameplay footage, check this out:
I'm running Battlefield 1 at 2560x1440 on the Acer XB270HU, which rocks the awesome 144Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Inside, we have:
- Intel Core i7-6700K
- GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare
- G.Skill 16GB DDR4-4000 RAM
- NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal)
- Corsair Hydro GTX 110i cooler
- Corsair Carbide Air 540 chassis
- Corsair RM1000X PSU