Later this month a war game called Homefront: The Revolution will be released. It creates an alternative universe in which Americans get to play heroes defending their country, which has been invaded by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

But heroically defending your homeland could not be further from the apparent theme of Battlefield 1, to be released in October. This World War I game takes place across that war’s western front and critically includes battles in the desert against the Ottoman Empire -- a nation that spent the majority of World War I in a sorry state, simply trying to defend itself.