The PlayStation Store leaked the new Call of Duty, so it's only fair that Xbox gets to leak the new Battlefield. This morning, that's what happened, with the above image (showing character art from the new game) popping up on Xbox Live as part of an advertisement for the reveal stream.
EA later made it official: the next Battlefield is called Battlefield 1. It will be out on October 21 (PS4/PC/Xbox One) worldwide, and it's set in a realistic version of World War I — despite rumours, they're not doing any alternate history. (Unless you consider the fact that it's a video game to be alternate history.)
Here's the excellent new trailer:
The game's got tanks, biplanes, horses. Bayonets. Flamethrowers. There's 64-person multiplayer as well as a single-player campaign. The campaign will go to Arabia, Italy, and France, among other areas.
EA appears to be partnering with Microsoft for this marketing push; for the reveal event, all of the posters were plastered with "Xbox One" and they specifically announced that the game will be playable "first" on EA Access on PC and Xbox.
EA also announced an "Early Enlister Deluxe Edition", on sale for $US80 ($109), that will be out three days early, on October 18.
The character on the game's cover appears to be a Harlem Hellfighter. I think it's safe to assume that there won't be any magic, despite the main character looking straight out of Doctor Strange.