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BF1 open beta to confirm whether DICE are "doing things right"

Design Director Lars Gustavsson is eager to let people experience the game from August 31.

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Gamereactor got the chance to talk to Battlefield 1's Design Director Lars Gustavsson at Gamescom 2016 about the upcoming release and the beta that is due for release at the end of August.

"First and foremost on August 31 the open beta will be open for everyone which means on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4", he said. "For us as a team a big part of [it is that] it's a final confirmation of 'are we doing things right?' As always we work super hard internally to try it out on people first within the team, within the studio, within EA, we bring in external audiences silently to validate that we're on the right track and the concept is right".

"Especially for this game it's been a lot of hush hush since we went from the modern warfare, where most people were, into an era that we hadn't really seen on the market. With that we wanted to keep it super silent, but within that I think we've been able to prove the concept. Most recently we've had a closed alpha to see how it turns out, we're here letting people play the game today and very soon, on August 31, we'll open up the open beta for the masses".

Battlefield 1 is due for full release on October 21 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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