Star Wars Episode 7 star John Boyega shares his love for Star Wars Battlefront, but also questions developer DICE as to why there is no story mode in the game.
Star Wars actor John Boyega has unintentionally put the developers of Star Wars Battlefront on the spot by asking them if any offline campaign for the game would be forthcoming. The actor, who plays Finn in The Force Awakens, sent out a tweet to Electronic Arts inquiring about the lack of a campaign mode in Battlefront, and the tweet has since been retweeted thousands of times.
Celebrity tweets often garner plenty of attention, though it’s especially interesting to see one of the men who helped continue the legacy and story of Star Wars ask Electronic Arts if it is doing all it can to expand upon the narrative of the franchise.
Beyond his fame, it seems like Boyega is an avid gamer who wants to enjoy Star Wars to the fullest, and nobody can fault him for that.
We talked about how videogames need a single player campaign last month, and it seems like John Boyega really agreed with that opinion. Here’s the tweet from the British actor himself:
To their credit, Electronic Arts responded to his question promptly, asking the actor if he had tried the missions from the game, which are the closest thing Battlefront has to an actual storyline. As it turns out, Boyega had tried the missions, which only gave him a craving to explore a larger narrative:
@EAStarWars yeah thought it was great! But definitely leaves you wanting to engage within a narrative. Can I visit your base in the uk?— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 3, 2016
Boyega’s wish for a visit to the studio was granted within an hour of his tweet, with Electronic Arts’ UK arm replying to his request with, “It’s a date.” Unfortunately, the studio didn’t give an actual answer on any potential offline content, though that was quite a long shot. The studio is currently working on its first batch of paid content, which will add Greedo and Nien Nunb to the game.
Boyega, who states he has been playing Battlefront titles for years, evidently has a chance to impact future iterations of the franchise if he has some one-on-one time with the development team. There are already rumors circulating that the next Battlefront title may feature characters from The Force Awakens, and Boyega’s impromptu visit to the studio is sure to stoke the flames of this rumor.
While its box office counterpart smashed records shortly after the film came to theaters, Star Wars Battlefront has also performed well on smaller screens around the globe. With up to 40 players being able to engage in each battle, it’s an undoubtedly fun multiplayer game, if not a largely memorable one.
While the latest downloadable content brings a new mission into the fold, we can’t help but echo Boyega’s sentiment: a singleplayer campaign could only help players become more involved in the title, and the franchise itself.
Star Wars Battlefront is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.