In a recent interview with VG24/7 Robert Sammelin, Senior Concept Artist for DICE, said the studio wants to stay true to the history of World War 1 while also focusing slightly more of fun than realism. Stating..
“We wanted to definitely stay away from the tropes and the sort of… well, the preconceptions of the war. We want to focus on fun over realism in a certain regard and steer clear of just going into full dread with everything. But, yeah – it is challenging, making something that’s appealing and fun but still stays true to give a realistic experience.
I think of it as being like war fantasy fiction, but one rooted in reality. Covering all these vast empires and the wide spread of the armies and so on… you have to do a lot of research to get it right, and you do have to tread lightly in certain areas.”
Battlefield 1 will be released on October 21 for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.