Let’s be honest; we all expected the new Battlefield to go all-in on futuristic warfare on us. Instead, DICE did the opposite. Battlefield 1 takes place during the first World War.

Without playing the game yet, Battlefield 1 looks to be the most ambitious recreation of the Great War so far. The buildings of Europe are destructible, with players able to call on the power of mechanized warfare when they need it. Tanks, bombers and more are featured. Contemporary weapons from that period are in Battlefield 1 too. Our favorite of those contemporary weapons has to be horses and sabers. This is World War 1 after all.

What seals this game’s place in any holiday purchase list is its massive multiplayer experience. DICE says that 64 players will be able to participate in a single battle at the same time.