Xbox One Store might have pulled the curtain ahead of the official reveal for the new Battlefield by EA DICE. The store listed the game’s key art which confirmed the setting of the game. This was followed by a leak on reddit which showed the retail promotional poster along with the release date for the game.
As it happened with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the game was leaked ahead of the official announcement which is due in a few hours today. The release date of the game was also leaked and it will be released on October 18th, 2016 according to the promotional art work.
The game will also feature a pre-order DLC called Hellfighter Pack. The description states: “Contains themed items inspired by the heroic Harlem Hellfighters Infantry Regiment.”
The earlier rumor stated that Battlefield was set in a WW1 setting and judging from the leak, this appears to be the case here. The outfit of the main character along with the weapons that he seems to be carrying point to an alternative history setting for Battlefield 1 featuring World War 1. This is definitely a new direction to be taken for the series compared to the futuristic warfare of Call of Duty.
Battlefield 1 rumored date is currently listed as October 18th. We will find out more about the game when it is officially revealed today.