One of the biggest announcements to come out of Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 2013, if not the whole show, was the confirmation that Battlefield 4 developer DICE would be taking the reins of the long dormant Star Wars: Battlefront series. This revelation was met with deafening applause and cheers by those in attendance, but the brief cinematic trailer that was released didn’t offer much insight into what the actual game would be like.
With a plethora of questions still floating around in the heads of Star Wars fans, a few tidbits have surfaced regarding the vaguely detailed Star Wars: Battlefront via the game’s product description on the official Microsoft Store’s website. What fans do know is that, last they heard, the dev wasn’t quite sure which direction to take the prestigious franchise in. Now it sounds as if DICE has some more concrete ideas in place for its eventual sci-fi shooter.
“Relive and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Play as one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront, and conquer the galaxy, planet by planet.”
It’s now known that players will be revisiting iconic battles that occurred within some of the original films, but does this mean that it could also feature some of the wars that are going to take place in Episode 7? Since Star Wars: Battlefront is aiming to coincide with Episode 7‘s theatrical debut, it’s very likely that it will — if not in the shipped product, then possibly in downloadable multiplayer maps down the line.
There are still a lot of details that gamers are chomping at the bit to learn in regards to Star Wars: Battlefront, but there are plenty of other Star Wars games in development at EA as well. The company even recently began hiring additional staffers for an open-world title based on George Lucas’ immensely popular universe. As a result, it’s safe to say that there won’t be any shortage of adventures in a galaxy far, far away anytime soon.
Are you looking forward to Star Wars: Battlefront? What are you hoping DICE does new with the popular property?
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