Electronic Arts announced today that Battlefield 1 fans will get another look at live multiplayer footage on August 16, at Gamescom.
The new footage will feature 64 player matches, with a new desert map being the centerpiece of the action. Horseback combat will be front and center, and the EA rep who wrote the announcement tells us to expect “a trainload of information” from a new trailer that will be released, with emphasis on “trainload”
We expect to see armored trains, and the clash of new and old technology that dominated the First World War.
In their words:
At EA Play, Battlefield Squads pit 64-players in the first-ever livestream of Battlefield 1 gameplay. Next week at Gamescom, we’re deploying it again. On August 16 at 12PM PT/9PM CEST, a new Battlefield Squads livestream will show off a new map filled with Only in Battlefield gameplay. There’s a new trailer coming soon, too, with a trainload of new information about Battlefield 1.
In case you’re wondering, yes, “trainload” is a tease.
This time around, team captains Stoddeh and Drift0r will be leading a crew of your favorite YouTube personalities, Twitch Streamers, and internet stars. They’ll be joined by the likes of StoneMountain64, XfactorGaming, ImAnderZel, TheRelaxingEnd, and many more, going on a destructive adventure into the desert to showcase a new map filled with points to capture, horses to ride, and things to demolish.
What’s going to happen? Who is going to win? Will anyone blow up a tank from horseback? You’ll have to tune in on August 16 at 12PM PT/9PM CEST to find out.
Source: Battlefield Website