Battlefield 1 and Star Wars are allegedly the same game but only uses different skin according to video games critic. But is there any truth to their accusation?
Similarities Between Battlefield 1 & Star Wars: Battlefront
Both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront was developed by DICE using its own Frosbite Version 3 game engine. Battlefront was released last year while Battlefield 1 was only launched this year. Players who are familiar with the two games can't help but notice a lot of similarities between them.
Similarities when it comes to general appearance and gameplay among games are not unusual. This is especially true if the games came from the same developer. One notable example is the Call of Duty game franchise. Some critics however, contend that playing Battlefield 1 seems like playing Star Wars: Battlefront. This time however, the setting is in Earth's World War I period and not in a galaxy far, far away.
Not All Agree Though
The gameplay though for Battlefront and Battlefield 1 has become much smoother compared to the previous DICE games like Battlefield 4. The fact that one is a World War I game and the other a Sci-fi one makes them different in their view.
Battlefield 1 Deviates From Battlefield Franchise?
Critics concede that Battlefield 1 is the most improved game in the Battlefield franchise when it comes to graphics and game controls. However, they contend that Battlefield 1 borrowed heavily from Battlefront and that the developer removed previous features from the Battlefield series. It seems that they are accusing DICE of being "lazy" that merely repackages an old game with a new name and completely different skins.
They also point out that Battlefield 1 does not have the same amount of content compared to its predecessors. They also doubt if Battlefield 1 can maintain its current player base once another DICE game comes out. Development for Star Wars Battlefront 2 is reportedly underway and may be released some time in 2017.