One Finnish gamer used the recent Battlefield 1 closed alpha to produce images depicting the more historically accurate view of the World War I shooter.
Gamer Petri Levälahti(35), who seemingly specializes in video game photography, photographed a variety of scenes from the Battlefield 1 alpha. The alpha was set on the map St. Quentin’s Scar, which hosts much of the destruction and desolation reminiscent of the first World War.
The images were posted to the gamer’s flickr page where can be found numerous other game photography projects from titles like Tom Clancy’s The Division, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and more. Talking with Polygon, Levälahti discussed his process.
“I used the cinematic tools, created by the awesome Hattiwatti,” he said. “These tools give you access to free camera, field of view, depth of field and tons of other options, everything from removing the in-game vignette to spawning your own spotlights.
“I edited the images in Photoshop. But since I’m not an expert, emulating the correct look and feel of the photos from that era proved to be impossible for me. Shutter speed was a big issue too, that’s why my relatively sharp action shots feel way off.”
Hopefully more images come out of the Battlefield 1 open beta dropping later this week. Battlefield 1 is slated to launch October 21st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.