The real history behind Battlefield 1

The most shocking thing about the Battlefield 1 trailer isn't that they've gone back to the First World War while Infinite Warfare ruthlessly marches to a bleak future of never-ending guns; it's that despite being set over 100 years in the past, the game still looks crisp, relevent and exhilerating. It's also the excuse I didn't need to start talking about fascinating historical stuff like tanks, the Red Baron and improvised trench cudgels. Don't even get me started on pickelhaubes.

Check out the video below for an in-depth look into the history behind Battlefield 1, and don't forget to send me a thank you card when those crucial mustard gas facts bag you some money on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 

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Hello! I'm Matt, group commissioning editor for Future's games division. My ideal game would be a turn-based beat 'em up set in Lordran, starring Professor Layton and Nico from Broken Sword. There would also be catapults and romance. Follow me @MGElliott for Darkstalkers gifs and advice on how to tie a cravat.

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