DICE has been teasing the upcoming Battlefield 1 expansion, They Shall Not Pass, for quite some time and now the studio has announced when they will pull the curtain off the latest expansion.
DICE announced through the official Battlefield Twitter account that details for Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass will be revealed next week. Also, those who own the premium pass for the game will have 2 weeks early access to the expansion.
The expansion focuses on the Battle of Verdun and it will not only be giving players new maps but will also be giving players the French Army faction, which wasn’t included in the base game despite being one of the largest contributors to the war.
Battlefield 1 was one of the most hyped games of 2016 but still, Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare was the best-selling console game in the US for 2016. According to the industry analyst, Micheal Patcher, the reason why the sales for Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 suffered was Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
I think that launching them a week apart means that the two games are cannibalizing one another, and that Call of Duty will cannibalize both. So I think it’s tough- it’s hard to do it. Very few players are going to do all three.
He also said that he is not sure why EA did that but thinks that EA wanted Titanfall to sell pretty well and it might have if they had launched the game in February.
Battlefield 1 is a first-person action shooter developed by DICE for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.