Star Wars: Battlefront was released a little over a year ago. Since then, EA (Electronic Arts) released four different map packs throughout last year, Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star and Rogue One. But what does the future hold for Star Wars games?
Full disclosure: I’m a fan of many different types of video games, first-person shooters, sports, racing, etc. But no game has kept my attention as long as Star Wars: Battlefront has. EA put a solid game at the right time.
Before the Rogue One set of maps came out, there were rumors flying around that this wasn’t the end of the Battlefront series. I know I’m not posting any “breaking news” here, but according to EA, “A new installment of Star Wars: Battlefront is currently in development at DICE, in collaboration with Motive Studios in Montreal.”
Image Credit: EA-DICE/LucasArts
For all you gamers that enjoy campaign modes as much as I do, the Battlefront sequel will have just that. Shaun Prescott of PCGamer.com reported today that, during “a statement to its shareholders,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson gave a few details on the next installment of the Battlefront series. Wilson said, “Our next Star Wars Battlefront will be even bigger, taking players into more locations, and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars eras,” If this doesn’t get you excited, I’m not sure what will. What I’d really like to see is EA bring the likes of Darth Maul, Yoda, and Obi-Wan into the fold, as playable characters.
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EA also reported that Battlefront 2 isn’t the only project they have going on. In 2018, “A brand new Star Wars story will debut in a new action adventure game from Visceral Games.” According to the statement, there has been a “level of collaboration between between the Story Team at Lucasfilm and Amy Hennig and the team at Visceral.”
It’s going to be real exciting to see what’s released for all of us Star Wars gamers.