The Battlefield 1 trailer has made it one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.
We usually expect a certain degree of artistic license when it comes to video game trailers, put a new report indicates that the breathtaking new trailer for Battlefield 1 is surpisingly accurate historically speaking.
Battlefield 1 has gotten the fan excited with its realistic attempt to explore World War I, and history buffs are giving the accuracy of the trailer thumbs up, according to an Engadget report.
You can watch the video below of experts carefully combing through the video, trying to spot inaccuracies but generally coming up empty.
Obviously, it’s pretty easy to get the basics right, like what kind of planes were flown or what kind of guns soldiers had. But it’s the little things that EA got right that surprised the experts.
For example, in one scene a German soldier is seen striking an enemy with a shovel, which is apparently something that happened fairly often because bayonets often got stuck in victims. Or a British soldier carrying a German anti-armor rifle, as troops would often grab weapons from the enemy in the heat of battle.
Of course, we won’t know for sure how accurate it is until it gets released in October. But developers clearly wanted to create a game experience as true to reality as possible.
“With Battlefield 1 we set out to create some of the largest, most dynamic battles in FPS history while continuing to tap into what fans love most about the franchise,” the EA statement announcing the game reads. “One of the things that makes World War I such an amazing era is just how advanced it really was. Almost everything that you know about the conflicts of the next century, from the massive battles across land, air and sea, to the powerful and efficient weaponry, is there. Tanks, planes, machine guns, artillery – a lot of the tech you’ve used in other Battlefield games was perfected during this era, letting the classic Battlefield DNA shine through.”