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Our Xbox One videos of Battlefield 1's alpha

Our Xbox One videos of Battlefield 1's alpha

As the Battlefield 1 closed alpha's NDA has been lifted, we jumped on the occasion to capture some Xbox One videos.

Conquest #1 (XB1 alpha)
Conquest #2 (XB1 alpha)
Domination #1 (XB1 alpha)
Domination #2 (XB1 alpha)

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Commented on 2016-07-08 12:34:21
Will you post PC vids as well? or was it only on Xbox One?
Commented on 2016-07-08 12:49:31 In reply to mbalazs
We'd like to, but we could only get the Xbox One version (a French member gave us his account), we did not receive any invite for this closed alpha :(
Commented on 2016-07-08 13:16:33
Visually this game is pretty disappointing and not nearly as good looking as BF4, a 3 year old game. It is an alpha though so a LOT could change over the next few months.
Commented on 2016-07-08 13:33:09
To be fair they're also making the game for the same hardware they did with BF4 soooooo

I'd also argue there's a lot more shit operating on levels than BF4, which could be a reason for visual drop too.
Commented on 2016-07-08 13:56:06 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Visually this game is pretty disappointing and not nearly as good looking as BF4, a 3 year old game. It is an alpha though so a LOT could change over the next few months.
I can't disagree, when they were originally hyping it I was assuming it was going to be showcasing Frostbite 4 but no dice (Ba-Dum-Dum-Ching!). I'm still pretty pumped, I had no inclination to purchase BF5 if it was just going to be another present day / futuristic shooter. I am very happy they are rolling back the clock in terms of setting, guns, etc.
Commented on 2016-07-08 16:40:04 In reply to Wheat_Thins
Same goes for me Wheat_Thins
Commented on 2016-07-08 16:42:56 In reply to Wheat_Thins
Posted by Wheat_Thins
I had no inclination to purchase BF5 if it was just going to be another present day / futuristic shooter. I am very happy they are rolling back the clock in terms of setting, guns, etc.
After playing this, I expect a lot of people to continue playing BF4 because this is not BF5.

I have it pre-ordered.. but I can't wait to see DICE LA's first Battlefield game.
Posted by Tinks
I'd also argue there's a lot more shit operating on levels than BF4, which could be a reason for visual drop too.
I don't think this game looks worse than BF4 (on PC).. but what do you mean? More advanced physics? Because.. not really. The environmental stuff (weather!) is the only obvious upgrade, but it looks pretty awesome. I really want a complete day/night cycle and dynamic weather on every map.

I'll remind everyone of how bad the BF3 alpha version of Caspian Border looked versus the release version. This is in much better shape than either of the previous games were at this point in their development. The caveat to this counter-point being that Caspian Border is a much better conquest map!
Commented on 2016-07-08 22:19:59 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Visually this game is pretty disappointing and not nearly as good looking as BF4, a 3 year old game. It is an alpha though so a LOT could change over the next few months.
Yeah the Battlefield 3 alpha was terrible looking on 360 compared to the final game once out.
Commented on 2016-07-08 22:38:24 In reply to Miguel
Posted by Miguel
We'd like to, but we could only get the Xbox One version (a French member gave us his account), we did not receive any invite for this closed alpha :(
wow...wtf ea
Commented on 2016-07-08 23:45:00
I think it looks pretty good. What I do think is that the map looks somehow empty. I would like to see more trees, more cover objects, more objects that were common in a small town in that period. Also it's back to houses with nothing in it. Put some clossets, tables, and so on in there that can be shot appart. It will make it look much richer. But other than that, I think it looks pretty good on X1.
Commented on 2016-07-09 15:47:48
It looks absolutely stunning on pc especially when it's raining. I'll probably buy it but BF games really dont hold my attention like they used to (BF2, Nam, 2142 etc) find that its mostly throwaway gaming which kinda makes me sad haha!

Also this is the first BF game to give me motion sickness, the only other games to do that were the last two CoDs:/
Commented on 2016-07-09 16:12:26
It´s glorious to see how they almost completely managed to eliminate jaggies and rough edges, especially with xbones 720p res. Its alittle bit on the soft side but still sooo clean! i love it.
Commented on 2016-07-09 17:22:03 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
I don't think this game looks worse than BF4 (on PC).. but what do you mean? More advanced physics? Because.. not really. The environmental stuff (weather!) is the only obvious upgrade, but it looks pretty awesome. I really want a complete day/night cycle and dynamic weather on every map.

I'll remind everyone of how bad the BF3 alpha version of Caspian Border looked versus the release version. This is in much better shape than either of the previous games were at this point in their development. The caveat to this counter-point being that Caspian Border is a much better conquest map!
Like the buildings being more destructible again, and the ground deforms as well doesn't it?
Commented on 2016-07-09 19:09:35 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Like the buildings being more destructible again, and the ground deforms as well doesn't it?
I'm not really buying it. House destruction is like.. a little different, but the nature of "total destruction" is more about using less novel level design and more cookie-cutter structures. That's the only way that it's "like BC2", but it's not really a mechanical similarity, and it's not a complement. You can completely destroy many structures in BF4 and there's ground deformation in both BF3 and BF4. Just wait until you see a biplane crash and disappear in a wisp of smoke instead of a fiery explosion. Impressive! :D

Tanks do drive through houses well.

I enjoy the game. It's a unique entry in the series. I need to see more of it.
Commented on 2016-07-10 04:28:57 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Visually this game is pretty disappointing and not nearly as good looking as BF4, a 3 year old game. It is an alpha though so a LOT could change over the next few months.
Huh?
Commented on 2016-07-12 11:16:19
I also have to say I am not impressed with visuals. I was more impressed when I first saw the BF3 footage.

That does not mean it looks the same, just not impressive.

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