Reminiscent of the older Call of Duty titles, Battlefield 1 features a 'diverse' single player campaign focusing on the numerous soldiers and sides who took part in the Great War rather than just a single squadron's skirmish.
DICE explained through the Battlefield website how each campaign mission features a different character and how they want to "cover as much ground as possible" considering the stories are "about people rather then the history or battles". So, from the sounds of it, we won't have much time to form an attachment to a specific character before we're ushered along to meet the next.
The company goes as far as to explain the drama stirring up between the main character of the 'Through Mud and Blood' mission saying how "Our hero is also struggling with earning the trust of his fellow crew members, so there's a social dynamic in the story, making the whole thing something personal.".
It sounds like we're in for a pretty emotional ride. The single player campaign seemingly hasn't been pushed into the dark corners of development to focus on the multiplayer aspect like most other shooters this time around. The Great War was a bloody mess; and it seems Battlefield 1 isn't set to skip out on a proper portrayal.