‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Releasing Summer 2015, Coinciding With Episode 7 Release

Jul 31, 2013 by  

Star Wars Snowspeeder

Even without revealing any actual details or gameplay footage, one of the most exciting announcements that came from E3 2013 and Electronic Arts’ Media Briefing was the confirmation that developer DICE is developing Star Wars: Battlefront. A third installment in the Battlefront series is something fans (and our team at Game Rant) have waited on for years, and when rumors surfaced periodically of its developments and cancellations, one thing we’ve written into our content is that DICE – the makes of the Battlefield series and Frosbite 2/3 game engines – should take the reins for that series. It would be the perfect match, since Battlefront drew its inspiration from Battlefield, the flagship franchise of DICE.

It is the perfect match and through destiny, or perhaps the Force, a series of interesting events led to Disney buying Lucasfilm, shutting down LucasArts and signing an exclusive licensing deal with EA to produce multiple triple-A Star Wars games, the first of which is Battlefront… in development at DICE, who begged to take on the project. But when will the game release?

According to CFO Blake Jorgensen, speaking at today’s EA investors meeting, the targeted release date for Star Wars: Battlefront is “most likely” in summer 2015 for the most obvious reason that it’s when Star Wars: Episode VII will be hitting theaters and relaunching the film franchise.

Star Wars Battlefront 3 Video Footage

What this means it that not only will the unnumbered Battlefront game draw from the existing lore and films, notably the epic Hoth battle as revealed in the Star Wars: Battlefront E3 teaser (and promised thereafter), but it’s almost a certainty that it’ll also feature weapons, vehicles and maps based on the Episode VII, if not in the main game, then in DLC – something Battlefield 3 & 4 took full advantage of.

With Battlefront and Titanfall, EA has two games to make up for the failure of Medal of Honor to take off as a lucrative shooter franchise. With these two games and the Battlefront series, EA can better compete with Activision’s genre-leading Call of Duty series and the highly anticipated Destiny series from Bungie.

The 2015 release date also is a bit of a relief in that the game will be much more than a reskinned total conversion of Battlefield 4. With that much time, they’re able to build the game and its unique mechanics from the ground up. Bring on the Snowspeeders roping down AT-AT walkers, bring on the speeder bikes, and bring on the X-Wings! DICE did promise the game will “innovate.”

Expect Star Wars: Battlefront on PC, PS4 and Xbox One… in about two years.

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Source: EA

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  1. There was a Battlefront 3 and 4???

    • They were in development and almost completed when they were cancelled. The author is being facetious. Note the italics on ‘full’.

      • I think it’s a typo. After all, Battlefield 3 & 4 are taking full advantage of DLC.

        • Good point. Either or then, George.

    • Whoops! No, no, it’s Battlefield 3 & 4 :)

      • it was nearly completed… now dice has access to both battlefront 3 and 4 to make the ultimeate battlefront :D

    • No you misread, they said field not front. Battlefield is DICE’s work as they said

      • definitely going to do a video on this. favorite game of all time. battlefront 2

    • Yes there has been a star wars battlefront 3 and 4 but for the PSP. they where call star wars battlefront renegade squadron and star wars battlefront elite squadron. In both games you could customize your character and also your loadout for the battle. In star wars elite squadron you can take the battle from the ground to space and blow up the enemy capital ship with the ion cannon back down on the planet. so if thy could have done that on the PSP more than 4 years ago then IMAGINE what the new star wars battlefront 3 will be on in the NEXT GEN CONSOLE in TWO YEARS!!!!! I will promise you that this game will go down as the most famous in gaming history. that is how confident i am about it.

  2. Freakin Sweetness!!!! Sucks we have to wait so loooong!!! =,,,( but at least there will be something to look forward to whilre im i tech school!

  3. This is all going to be a nice college graduation present for me

  4. About freaking time!!!!!!!!! N i think every one who has patiently waited for this game is saying the same thing!! lol But in all seriousness if they mold the campaign after the new trilogy that’s going to a very tough game. why? because the new movies are set in the New Jedi Order time period and the Yuuzhan Vong invade the galaxy and kill off 1/3 of the WHOLE GALATIC POPULUS!!! Not to mention their armor is light saber resistant, with stand SEVERAL blaster rounds, VERY HIGH tolerance to pain (more you can handle the more bada** you are in their society), all of their space worthy vessels. LIVING! weapons armor vehicles all are ALIVE!!!! They are xenophobic towards technology hence why they hate everyone in the galaxy cause they are seen as blasphemers. Oh and one last lil tid bit about them. Jedi or Sith cannont sense them in the force. They are outside of it. (but technically you can sense their hate. Jacen Solo finds this out when he faces his own struggles but that is wwaaaayyyyyy to much to explain just go read traitor lol. MTFBWY :)

    • Dude, not to toot your horn or anything, but the story for the movie hasnt been released yet. Only the people on set know for sure. Although im just about to finish vector prime, and the new jedi order series would make great movies and dlcs.

  5. Hope I’m still alive by then. Two freakin years is a long time to wait for a game that should have already been made.

  6. please come out for the vita, please come out for the vita, just please…

  7. Does any one know if it will be 1st person? The last two were 3rd person so just wondering…

  8. 1st and 3rd person like in battlefront 1

  9. Im not so sure a Star Wars VII would really be that successful. The story did end pretty great. I felt closure at the end of the movies. Like Sam, said, the future would be a great place to end the inital game, and continue with those stories on DLC’s. Also as Ldr.Battlefield, stated the new jedi order would be great for dlc’s, and movies.
    In my personal opinion, i agree, many other companies will also make loads of cash. Such as Lego, will sell a lot of building brick sets, as well as a new lego star wars video game. Many action figure manufactures will be given a great opprotunity. This game made me change my view on weather i should get the PS4. With this game coming out, defiently. (Or mabey use on slow laptop. Naaa)
    I hope this works out because if it doesnt it will gives the name, Star Wars (c), a bad reputation, but it wont completely destroy the awesome series.
    Thx for reading about my input :D

    • Sorry about my god-auwful grammer, spelling, and sentence structure.

  10. so xbox 360 or ps3

  11. I swear if they don’t make this game for xbox 360 and ps3, I am going to flip a tit. and it won’t be just me.it will be TONS of people who don’t have an xbox one or a ps 4 or a good gaming PC if microsoft reads this, I very highly recokmend you make it for xbox 360

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