Following the recent unveiling of Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s Starfighter Assault in a trailer, the video game developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts decided to give fans of the science fiction shooter franchise a better look at what’s to come in the mode during gamescom 2017. In order to do so, the companies have now put out nearly 10 minutes of gameplay footage that features 24 players doing battle in space against one another.
As seen in the gameplay footage below for Star Wars Battlefront 2, the Starfighter Assault match shows off “objective-based gameplay” that comes about during a Rebel attack on an Imperial base. As an added bit of interest, the video showcases some of the game’s “hero ships,” including Darth Maul’s Scimitar TIE Fighter, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Black-1, and of course, Han Solo’s iconic Millennium Falcon.
This particular skirmish in Star Wars Battlefront 2 starts out with a Rebel effort to destroy Imperial light cruisers defending an outer space facility, which leads to the destruction of the base’s shield generators – which is likely a pseudo-reference to the film franchise’s Death Star trench run. Following that, the Rebels are tasked with disabling the power couplings, which ultimately results in the destruction of the Imperial forces’ Star Destroyer entirely.
The gameplay footage for Star Wars Battlefront 2‘s Starfighter Assault appears to be quite smooth, and ought to scratch the itch for those who were disappointed by the lack of space battles in the 2015 entry in the franchise. Not to mention, during the 24-player battle above, it’s mentioned that DICE spent a lot of time refining the controls for each of the ships capable of aerial fights, with the studio explaining that they have been “rebuilt . . . from the ground up.”
All things considered, it appears as if DICE and Electronic Arts have listened to a lot of player feedback since 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront, and are giving the fans what they want. For example, not only does Starfighter Assault provide the much-desired gameplay element of dogfights in space, but also the companies are including an ever-important single-player campaign as well. That said, though, it will be interesting to see if all of the assets that the publisher and developer have shown off so far will sync up with the high quality expected out of the title at launch.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to launch on November 17, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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