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Artificial intelligence is a concept that has existed for decades and is often used to characterize computer opponents in video games. The effectiveness of AI varies greatly, however, as some schemes are simply programmed instructions of how to act and react in certain situations. Electronic Arts is kicking things up a notch by training self-learning AI agents to play Battlefield 1, and the results are pretty impressive. The effort is part of a project at SEED (Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division) at EA, which tasks itself with exploring the future of interactive entertainment. Founded two years ago, SEED takes a practical approach to trying to predicting what gameplay will be like... Read more...
Typically when installing a patch for a game the expectation is that it will improve performance, stomp out bugs, and maybe even make the title look better, depending on what it brings to the tablet. That isn't the case for some gamers with the Fall update for Battlefield 1. PC gamers who applied the latest BF1 patch are up in arms over a degradation in graphics and they've gotten DICE's attention. A thread is that is 30 pages and growing is filled with complaints on the official BF1 forum. Some questioned whether others were seeing things, chalking the whole thing up to a placebo effect of sorts, though the degraded graphics are more easily seen on higher resolutions with the eye candy cranked... Read more...
Battlefield 1 opened to public beta testers back on August 31st, and it’s been a whirlwind ride for gamers, developer DICE, and publisher Electronic Arts. The reviews for the beta have been overwhelmingly positive, with many saying that it harks back to the original Battlefield 1942 title, and first and foremost emphasizes having fun over managing intricate weapon load outs or battling it out in future dystopian lands. The back to basics approach has paid off, as DICE says that the Battlefield 1 beta was the “biggest beta in EA’s history”. A number of impressive stats were tossed out via an infographic including that over 13.2 million gamers took part in the beta. The most popular class during... Read more...
Microsoft launched its slim and trim Xbox One S console back in early August. Taking up 40 percent less volume than its predecessor and packing variants ranging in capacities from 500GB to 2TB, the Xbox One S was only initially available in white. That changes, however, with the launch of three new console bundles which will soon find their way to retail shelves. All three of Microsoft’s new Xbox One S bundles include Battlefield 1, which has gained nearly universal acclaim during its public beta. The first bundle paints the console in storm grey and includes a matching wireless controller. The HDD capacity is listed at 500GB and you’ll be given access to a copy of Battlefield 1 Standard Edition.... Read more...
Gamers are understandably pumped for Battlefield 1. While other games of its ilk often look far into the future, Battlefield 1 returns to its historic roots (anyone remember the original Battlefield 1942) by setting World War I as the backdrop for gamers. And for those that want to get a head start on the action, the public beta is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. While the reception to early trailers for Battlefield 1 has for the most part been positive — which is the exact opposite of what occurred with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — we’re pleasantly surprised to see that early reaction to the beta by participants has also been overwhelming favorable. The overarching theme... Read more...
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Battlefield 1 and have salivated over gameplay footage from alpha build of the game, the wait is nearly over. Electronic Arts announced today that the public beta for Battlefield 1 will officially open its doors to all on August 31st on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Better yet, if you join the Battlefield Insider program — which is free to join — you can access the beta ten days earlier on August 21st. While the beta will of course be extremely limited in scope compared to what will be available in the final game, you will have access to Conquest and Rush multiplayer gaming modes on the Sinai Desert map. In addition, you’ll be able to battle... Read more...
It is time for every history buff’s favorite activity: analyzing the historical accuracy of modern media. The YouTube channel The Great War recently published a video critiquing the historical accuracy of the Battlefield 1 trailer. The trailer for Battlefield 1 was released on May 6th, 2016. According to Indy Neidell, the voice behind The Great War video, the trailer is a hodgepodge of accuracy. Some of the most spectacular moments in the trailer, such as the tanks bursting into trenches or giant, ominous zeppelins hovering, are actually historically accurate. The trailer often shows soldiers wearing custom armor or carrying weapons from the opposing side. One example is of a young woman riding... Read more...
The Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4 are definitely not all quiet on the western front. The Battlefield 1 trailer was just released and it is big, bad, and beautiful. Yesterday the concept art was leaked, but today we get the full trailer. The game is set in an alternate universe filled with WWI-era trench warfare, naval battles, and of course Zeppelins. EA Games and DICE stated, “With Battlefield 1 we set out to create some of the largest create, most dynamic battles in FPS history while continuing to tap into what fans love most about the franchise. 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... Read more...
Battlefield 5 was the expected name of DICE and Electronic Arts’ latest shooter, but a new leak just ahead of the game’s office debut reveals that this isn’t the case at all. In fact, DICE has turned the clock back to Battlefield 1. While Call of Duty is delving further into the depths of space with Infinite Warfare (to the horror of series veterans), the latest edition of Battlefield is going back in time to World War 1. But this isn’t a completely historic representation of the first world war -- according to various reports, Battlefield 1 is set in an alternate universe. We should expect to see some laborious trench warfare, up close and personal attacks on opponents (just look at the trench... Read more...