‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Teaser Trailer: DICE Promises Frostbite 3 Hoth Battle

Jun 10, 2013 by  

After months of speculation, fan-favorite developer DICE has revealed that they are currently working on Star Wars: Battlefront – a modern follow-up to the classic LucasArts game series. For nearly half a year Star Wars gamers have been trying to make sense of a sudden cancellation that left Battlefront 3 on the cutting room floor. While Disney’s acquisition of LucasArts caused a lot of anxiety about the fate of in-development projects, and resulted in the untimely abandonment of third-person shooter Star Wars 1313Battlefront 3 was reportedly 99% complete at the time of its cancellation.

The exact reason for terminating the nearly-complete project is still the subject of speculation and it may be awhile before we have a clear picture of the game’s development timeline; however, with the teaser trailer and E3 2013 press conference reveal, we now have official confirmation that Battlefield series developer DICE will be delivering a new entry in the series (which may or may not actually be titled Battlefront 3).

Star Wars Battlefront DICE

Of course, the teaser is nothing more than a cool CGI clip, depicting an non-descript player character trudging through the Hoth snow as Imperial laser fire flashes on the screen. Seconds later a crashing Rebel Snowspeeder erupts out of the dense snowfall – followed by the foot of an AT-AT walker. The teaser sets the stage for epic conflict (set in a galaxy far, far way), especially if the game delivers the same Triple-A action of the studio’s upcoming Battlefield 4, but does not contain actual gameplay footage – meaning it’s still unclear how much (if any) of  Free Radical Design’s cancelled Battlefront 3 ideas and assets have been utilized in the forthcoming DICE version.

The trailer does not specifically address which platforms Electronic Arts intends to support, though Xbox One, PS4, and PC are safe bets, the official Star Wars page confirms (unsurprisingly) that the game will utilize DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine.

Since EA has already gone on record, stating that there will not be any new Star Wars games until 2014, it’s not a shock that they used E3 2013 to confirm the project – allowing plenty of time for further reveals down the line. In fact, there’s no guarantee that this particular game will even launch in 2014. That said, considering gamers have been following news of the sequel’s active development for over three years, it’s hard to imagine that DICE would announce their involvement without a plan to release Battlefront by the start of 2015.

After all, a Star Wars: Battlefront 2014 release could help build excitement for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 – as well as leave room for Electronic Arts to deliver a movie tie-in or spin-off game in 2015.

We’ll keep you up to date as DICE reveals official Battlefront details.

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  1. Wet dream confirmed.

    • Think I peed my pants a little

  2. Been waiting since 5th grade. Now graduated. Bout time.

  3. :D

  4. read this site and I jizzed in my pants.

  5. Scotty, same here!

    • What do you know? You’re just a big, stupid jellyfish!

  6. YEEEES!

  7. My dream has came true! I gave up hope couple years ago, but now to see this is a spark of excitement. All I hope now is it isn’t a a first person shooter. Sure it would be cool, but it has to be third person or you can change it to first person like in bf2.

  8. it had better not be a multiplayer only game and had better keep the idea of the original alive. im not paying to extra on either system just play this game online when online play should be free in the first place. it had better not have some crappy a$$ single player campaign like BF3.

  9. good to see we will see an end to “news about cancelled BF3… etc” jesus that was getting old

  10. I hope it comes out for the ps3

  11. a new battlefront…

    I have been hoping, wishing and waiting for this for a very, very, long, long, long…long time.

    wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen but seeing that teaser put a huge smile on my face.

  12. I want it to look great, but still have it play like the Battlefront we all love. I dont wanna play a Star Wars Battlefield game. Also, theres plenty of stuff to take battles from, not just the civil war. The Mandalorian Wars for one, hint farking hint.

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