Thanks to the latest EA investor’s call, we have confirmation that a new Star Wars Battlefront game is in development and will be released next fall. Asked by an analyst about the timing of the next Battlefront game, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed that the sequel is coming “a year from now.” That suggests the game will be released next fall.
“We’re working very hard on making sure that is an extremely deep and engaging offering,”
This new bit of information gives us a better timetable for release. Earlier this year EA said that the game would be coming between April and December 2017, which is very vague time frame.
Unfortunately no information was given on the exact setting for the game. The original game released last fall, was set in the original trilogy time period. One would hope that EA and DICE would take advantage of the post trilogy movies and create the game around the current setting of the Star Wars galaxy. Especially before heading back tot he prequel era of Star Wars.
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About Star Wars Battlefront:
Star Wars™ Battlefront™ is the ultimate Star Wars battle experience, brought to life by the creators of Battlefield. Fight in epic Star Wars battles on iconic planets and rise through the ranks playing as the heroic Rebellion or the evil galactic Empire. In 2004, the original Star Wars Battlefront came onto the scene and took gamers – and Star Wars fans – by surprise. It was an ambitious action shooter that gave players the opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite Star Wars characters, pilot quintessential Star Wars vehicles, and relive classic Star Wars battles. Fast forward nearly 10 years and gamers still have many of those same Star Wars gaming fantasies – but now they wish to experience those larger-than-life battles in magnificent high definition, with all of the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity that the next-generation has to offer. Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE on Frostbite 3, will surprise and delight fans yet again with a new experience inside this beloved universe made with our signature DICE craftsmanship and commitment to excellence.