Following disappointment amongst a number of fans over the lack of a narrative-driven campaign in the original, gamers were overjoyed to learn that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will feature a story mode. Understandably, there’s now a lot of pressure on Electronic Arts and DICE to deliver on a campaign worthy of the Star Wars name, and it looks like the developer has taken the necessary steps to ensure that the new adventure is being penned by capable writers.
The two writers in question are none other than Walt Williams, the writer responsible for the critically-acclaimed Spec Ops: The Line, and former IGN editor Mitch Dyer. The duo’s involvement was fleshed out during an interview with Glixel, where Star Wars: Battlefront 2 director Mark Thompson was quick to justify choosing both Williams and Dyer for the job.
“All these fantastic stories fleshing out the universe, and they all seemed to have their own identity and tone and voice. Both of our writers – Walt Williams and Mitch Dyer – are voracious fans of Star Wars and had already read most of these things I had to play a lot of catch up to [approach] their encyclopedic knowledge of everything that existed.”
The narrative present in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is said to be set from the perspective of an Imperial soldier named Iden Versio in the 30 years following the explosion of the Death Star. It’s an interesting premise, and one that Disney felt warranted creating a brand new Star Wars novel, titled Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad, to help fans get a little more background information on Versio.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 arrives for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 17, 2017.