All I can say though, I think it would be great to shed more light to people of all ages of the atrosicties of World War 1.
A lot of new, innovative technologies were developed in this war as well. Besides, as a Canadian citizen, I honoured by my forefathers who served in this war. I love history, I love the technology. Battles of Vimy Ridge, Ypes, Passchendaele, and so on.
Display it in an accurate way, true to history and people will appreciate it.
To the user who posted The Trooper, I raise you this
Oh Yeah, trench warfare and Gas bring it on. I'll take a rifle and a bayonet any day, and remember the tanks from WW1, lumbering iron beasts, maybe they'll include the first drones like The Kettering "Bug" first UAV Check out the Multiple Rocket Launch System. Or the 1 person scout tank.
A battlefield game by DICE, set in WWI? If so, that would be amazing. I don't care what any of you say, DICE does FPS games right and if this game actually is set in WWI I will pre-order it and not even think twice about it.
Edit: For all of you saying that "a WWI game wouldn't be fun" check out the game "Verdun" on Steam. It is really fun and completely set in WWI.
Please let it stay in jokes section!!! We don't want to shoot single bullet rifles!!!
There were machine guns, but it was a team effort to use them and were more like heavy turrets. The early days of the machine gun.
Originally Posted by Peter Nixeus
They have bolt action rifles like the K98 and Enfield... also the Colt 1911 pistol that is STILL in use today!
There are some more rapid firing weapons from late WW1 as well; the Germans had the MP18 submachine gun, and the French had the RSC M1917 semi auto rifle.
I highly doubt the next Battlefield will be set back then, but if it is they'll probably throw in some of the later weapons to add variety. I wouldn't, but I'm sure some people would get bored with all the bolt action rifles.
Can't wait to see the worldwide top Chauchat user, and laugh. Wonder if they'll include semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons, but with a change to jam ala MWO's U/AC 5. Early repeating small arms designs worked and existed in WWI and earlier, but were often very sensitive to mud, dust, dirt, and water, all found in great quantity in the battlefields of WW I.