While the first World War had different countries participating, don’t expect the French to be part of that list for Battlefield 1’s multiplayer, at least initially.
France will be in the game’s campaign, but for multiplayer, DICE’s Julian Wera confirmed that the French will be part of a premium expansion that will be available post launch.
To really do justice to the French army in multiplayer and, once again, to show a side that we’re not used to seeing, we have chosen to dedicate an entire premium expansion with special treatment after the launch of the game.
Pardon Google translate, but that plainly says that the French will be part (or be showcased) of an expansion available after launch. Well, there you have it. At launch, shooter fans will be able to play as troops from: Britain, Germany, United States, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman, and Italy.
Anyone surprised by this and will this affect your decision to purchase Battlefield 1 or not?