It turns out that DICE might have been speaking literally when it said that a “revolution is coming” in Battlefield 1.
Some eagle-eyed fans recently spotted a listing on Amazon France for Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition, which was soon after removed from the site. The cover for Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition featured the same female soldier publisher EA and developer DICE have been casting in their marketing materials for the upcoming In the Name of the Tsar expansion and would reportedly include the core game plus the Premium Pass, which gives players access to all four present and future DLC.
Before the listing was pulled, Amazon listed the new edition’s release date as August 22nd, which is the same date as EA’s Gamescom 2017 presser (at least, in Europe), during which they will also be announcing a new competitive mode and showing off a new map, according to DICE. We can assume this means that the Revolution Edition will be another one of EA’s big announcements about Battlefield 1, especially if EA and DICE are releasing it the same day.
The craziest part about the Amazon France listing is that Battlefield 1 Revolution Edition was priced at €60, which is about $71. If this edition actually includes all four Battlefield 1 DLC in addition to the base game, it would cost about half the current price of the Ultimate Edition—the only edition that includes the base game and the Premium Pass.
However, considering the recent French-and-Russian-focused “Revolution is Coming” marketing angle that DICE and EA have promoting for their Gamescom presence, it seems more liekly that the Revolution Edition will include the base game, the French-themed They Shall Not Pass expansion, and upcoming Russian-themed expansion In the Name of the Tsar. That would still be a good deal, considering this package would net you twelve additional maps, around 20 new weapons, and two new game modes, on top of what is already available in the base game.
Battlefield 1 has had over 21 million players log on to its servers since its release in November 2016, gaining two million players in about three months, which coincides with the release of its first DLC, They Shall Not Pass, at the end of March. Releasing an edition with one of the franchise’s biggest expansions to date might be EA’s way of convincing more latecomers to give the game a try.
Battlefield 1 is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Source: Game Rant