‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Will Be Showcased At E3 2014

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Star Wars Battlefront Confirmed For E3 2014

In the realm of multiplayer games, there are few franchises as beloved as Star Wars Battlefront. For years, the existence of the series’ third installment has run the gamut from probable, to unlikely, and back again. While gamers know that the title is in fact on its way courtesy of DICE, little else is known but that looks like it will be changing very soon.

With gamers and press alike preparing to make their yearly pilgrimage to Los Angeles for E3, Star Wars fans will have something else to add to their list of things to get excited about. According to Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson while speaking among investors, Star Wars: Battlefront will be making an appearance at this year’s gaming trade show. After so many years of waiting, it looks as though gamers may finally get that detailed look at the long lusted-after title.

While little is known about what new details might be discussed regarding the title, Star Wars fans may have even more to look forward to when E3 hits. Wilson went on to say that alongside Battlefront, there’s a good chance that gamers will be seeing “other new projects in development.” Perhaps the next-gen return of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron? A resurrection of Star Wars 1313? With EA using Rocksteady’s Arkham series as an influence for one of their Star Wars projects, whatever it is that’s coming is sure to be exciting.

If new, non-canonical games aren’t quite your speed, then some recent news regarding Star Wars: Battlefront 2 might resonate more. Many gamers are lamenting the coming shut-down of Gamespy servers as it means that old favorites titles like the aforementioned Battlefront 2 will soon be going offline. According to the Steam page for the title:

“As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.”

It’s not all doom and gloom for the title’s online future though as PC Gamer reports that GameRanger will continue to support the title. This means that you can safely jump back onto the battlefields of the classic shooter while you wait for Star Wars to make its way to Disney Infinity this fall.

All in all, it looks as though the next few months will be full of surprises for Star Wars fans and gamers alike. In the same investor call, Wilson said that gamers can expect to see up to six new titles from EA when the industry converges on Los Angeles for E3 next month. What these reveals will entail still remains a mystery, but with the announcement that the Need For Speed franchise will be taking a year off, these mystery reveals might be primarily Star Wars titles and new IPs.

How much of Star Wars: Battlefront do you think EA will be showing off this year? What new title would you most like to see them announce at E3 2014?


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Source: Polygon, PC Gamer, Steam

TAGS: DICE, E3 2014, Electronic Arts, PC, PS4, Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront, Xbox One

  • Sandi’s


    From all the game at E3, I am the most excited about, upcoming Star wars titles, and then of course, The Witcher 3…

  • smittyy51

    sweet cant wait

  • boogoo


  • Jade Sun

    Hopefully they give more than a 4 min video

  • tristan

    a new Rouge Squadron would be awesome. If I had to guess, I would say the next games will be Battlefront,Rouge Squadron, and something based of Rebels. They’ll probably try and give us a Boba Fett game at some point to try and make up for canning 1313.

  • Sevin

    There are a lot of things I’m hoping this game with have, but one of the most important things on that list would be (believe it or not) Split Screen. I know it seems a little outdated now. Those are the best memories I have with SWBF 1 and 2. It just wouldn’t be the ssame if I couldn’t go couch CO-OP on this game with my bro. What do you guys think?

    • Josh Calkins

      I second that. Also, a solid single player campaign with AI opponents would be welcome. I’m sure the game hits it’s stride online, but I don’t always want to wade the mucky waters of screaming jerks just to engage in some Star Wars battles. The B2 solo game was remarkably compelling and cool. Playing a clone/storm trooper on both sides of the conflict was fun and edgy.

  • G

    They should make a Star Wars open world RPG with similar gameplay to Dragon Age.

    • Josh Calkins

      Not sure if that is a joke or not, since dragon age is a follow up to the KOTOR games and there is a SW MMORPG. Other than that, I guess I agree with you!

  • GaymeR

    all im saying is it had still be almost identical to the gameplay of the originals and by that i mean offline multiplayer and bot modes like the original.

    • DR34P!RATE

      Definitely stay true to the mechanincs and core feel of the game. One thing you left off your list is 3rd PERSON….. not 1st.

      • GaymeR

        ummm ok no let me rephrase this: leave the option to switch between 3rd and 1st person.

  • ThirdAssault

    Hopefully EA is going to announce BWs: ME4 and a new SW KotOR and of course Dragon Age which i dont mind. Then DICE’s Mirrors Edge 2 and SWBF3. Visceral’s SW game and their BAttlefield Game. I would not mind seeing a SW game as the Q3 2014 RPG or FPS title

  • Trent

    I for one really want this game battlefront 3. ONly nervous part is that dice is making it. And after BF4 crap flop.

  • RedKnight

    Never played a Star Wars game before. I see no reason to start now.

    But after the BF3 half flop… that almost became a good game near it’s end… and the TOTAL FLOP of BF4… I’ll never trust EA or DICE again.

    BF5 is a no go for me. I’ll keep my eye on BF5… but if it has no Clan Support… I won’t buy it.

    Looking for something better this year and next. Until then… my PS4 is on vacation.