Patrick Soderlund, an EA executive, spoke about the newest Battlefield game at an Investor Broadcast, and he admitted that he wasn’t a fan of returning to World War 1 in the next Battlefield game.
Gamespot first reported that it wasn’t until a team from DICE put together a demo for what they wanted to do in the next game in the franchise, did Battlefield 1 come to fruition.
“World War 1 was not the obvious choice for the next Battlefield,” Soderlund explained. “If you take a look at what other publishers are doing in the industry, they are going into science-fiction with their new games; there is a lot of success in the modern military space.”
Soderlund continued, “When the team at DICE showed off their idea for World War 1, I rejected it, it was trench warfare and wasn’t fun.”
Luckily, it all worked out and Battlefield 1 was given the green light.