EA DICE is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their Battlefield franchise, looking back at Battlefield games past as well as looking towards the future. Yesterday, the team recapped the thought process behind taking Battlefield into the future.
Battlefield 2142 threw the world into a Second Ice Age, where the people are starving and war has broken out across the globe. This game boasted sci-fi weaponry and a futuristic setting for the first time in Battlefield history. The game had its flaws, but it remains one of the most memorable experiences we've had in a first-person shooter.
Now officially an Electronic Arts studio, it was time for DICE to explore new territory. Having placed their previous online shooters in WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War, and modern day settings, Battlefield 2142 took place in a future where a new Ice age has thrown the world into a panic. The soil not covered by ice can only feed a fraction of the Earth’s population, and players choose to fight for one of two military super powers in an epic battle for survival:
The European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition. Introducing a futuristic art style, science fiction weaponry, and the asymmetric game mode Titan, Battlefield 2142 still has a hardcore following that doesn’t want to leave the future behind.
Take a look at the trailer that DICE released for Battlefield 2142 embedded above and be sure to drop by the Battlefield Blog to view some screenshots and insight behind the trailer.
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