Update – 17:30: More promotional material has leaked to ruin EA and DICE’s surprise. Following on from the originally leaked image, there’s now more to reveal that the upcoming game is called Battlefield 1, that there’s a preorder bonus with items themed after the Hellfighter Infantry Regiment, and that the game is to release on October 18th, this year.
See for yourselves:
We’ll be back with news of the official reveal later this evening.
There’s a Battlefield game being officially revealed during a live stream at 9PM BST this evening, but as always, something has snuck out a little ahead of time. An image has popped up on the Xbox Store for the game, which hints at a First World War setting.
A decent quality capture that popped up on NeoGAF shows a soldier with a pistol and hand grenade which feel of that era, while a zeppelin flies in the background, but there’s always the possibility that DICE and EA are playing with an alternate history setting.
Either way, we’ll be at the event this evening and will update this story with details as they appear. You can click play below or head over to the Twitch stream, which is currently building up to the 9PM start for the reveal event.