Battlefield 1's Spectator Mode to come with new video editing tools

You won't just spectate in Battlefield 1's Spectator mode; you'll basically chronicle the skirmish as a sort of war correspondent, compositing scenes, changing the depth-of-field or field-of-view, enabling a free camera, or adding visual filters to make everything look all arty and noir. That's thanks to a set of new tools that will be bolted onto the game "soon after launch", and detailed on the Battleblog here.

Various YouTubers have been enlisted by EA to show off the new tools, including Berdu in this video sponsored by EA:

The game itself is out on October 21, and rentable servers will make a return. (Thanks, VG247)

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.