Star Wars Battlefront 3 is not coming out any time soon, it turns out. According to Dennis Brännvall, design director at DICE, the team is not currently working on a sequel to 2017's biggest lootbox controversy Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 launched with a myriad of issues, but has received a good deal of attention. As it has been worked on, its player base has grown. Multiple events including tie-ins to Solo, The Last Jedi and The Clone Wars brought fans from all generations on board. The team at DICE has been supporting Battlefront 2 for well over a year.
Dennis Brännvall told PCGamesN that DICE doesn't plan on making a sequel to Battlefront 2, at least not now.
"Sequels are probably still viable otherwise people wouldn't be doing them, but it's not the same hunger as it used to be," Brännvall said in the interview. "We were so used to the chain of sequels, where we do a sequel then we do a season pass for a year then move onto the next game. I think the industry has changed on that… before it was very transactional and we made the game and we signed up for 4 DLCs and then that's it. This time around we're not doing it that way."
The focus is to continually improve and overhaul Battlefront 2 and add meaningful content. For example, the team at DICE recently made a major change to the spawning system. Now, instead of the previous "spawnwave" system, players can spawn on their teammates. This is a design change taken from DICE's Battlefield games that was implemented in response to player feedback in order to make the game more team-oriented.
"You'll see us really overhauling bits that aren’t working and not be afraid of changing things, which means that your community is happier because it's a better game overall," Brännvall said. "If we’d been working on the sequel and it was just some paid season pass, that would’ve been 'ok we’re not doing that for the sequel but we're not gonna change it.'"