In an official blog post, EA has confirmed that there will be a spectator mode and screenshot tools in its upcoming Battlefield 1.
The spectator system will allow you to lock onto an individual soldier or vehicle and from there pivot and re-position the camera to obtain the best view. This is called “director camera mode”. In addition to this, there is also a “free camera” mode, which will allow you to set up cameras all over the battlefield and switch between them.
EA allowed screenshot artist Berduu an early access version of the mode, and released the following video to flesh out some of the details and possibilities:
There’s a wealth of options here for capturing impressive battle scenes: field-of-view and depth-of-field settings, different filters to apply, camera blur etc. As you will see in the video above, there is also the option get rid of the HUD for a completely uncluttered viewing experience. The tools are impressive in themselves, but equally impressive is their inclusion in the console releases of the game.
Battlefield 1 will be released on October 21st, and is shaping up to be quite a spectacle. More of the game’s single-player campaign was recently showcased – click here for more.