Battlefield 1: Dice had a “gun nut” on staff to help recreate WW1 gun sounds

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 20 June 2016 16:49 GMT

Dice explain how they recreated authentic WW1 gun sounds.

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Battlefield 1: Dice had a “gun nut” on staff to help recreate WW1 gun sounds

Battlefield 1 looks spectacular, and by all accounts, it’ll sound pretty nifty too.

In an interview with GameSpot during their live E3 stage show, senior producer, Aleks Grondal, went into how they recreated the World War 1 era gun sounds.

Dice were able to record sounds from old guns in Sweden and the US, but weren’t able to find them all. That’s when they turned to their font of firearms knowledge, who helped create faithful alternatives.

“Many of these weapons, they are basically earlier versions of weapons used in World War 2, which is much more common to find,” Grondal said. “The gun nut guy, he’d basically go ‘Oh, they only changed the bolt a little bit, so it should sound exactly the same. Oh, they only changed the frame over here, so it should be a good analogy to that.'”

Thank goodness for gun nuts.

Battlefield 1 releases globally on October 21 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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