As the summer comes to a close, you can expect Star Wars fever to start picking up as the release of The Force Awakens draws ever closer. Before that, however, EA and DICE will release their much-anticipated new version of beloved multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront.
Yesterday, an update to the game’s page on EA’s Origin storefront revealed three more game modes that will be waiting for players come November. According to a report from Games Radar, players will be able to engage online competition in game types including Supremacy, Cargo and Drop Zone.
This trio of modes joins the previously announced Walker Assault, the aerial combat of Fighter Squadron and the standard deathmatch option known as Blast. The latter was recently detailed at length by the game’s developers, so it’s very likely the new modes will be similarly fleshed out in coming weeks.
However, we can make certain assumptions about just what we can expect from each mode based on their names. Supremacy, while rather vague, is likely some sort of objective-based game type, and perhaps one of primary multiplayer modes alongside Blast. On the other hand, it could be an option based around individual achievement rather than team play.
Cargo seems very likely to be the game’s twist on Capture the Flag. It’s difficult to imagine any shooter not including its own version of the multiplayer mainstay, and cargo seems like a reasonably appropriate substitute for a flag for the two teams to contest.
The most difficult mode to get a handle on is Drop Zone. From its name, it seems quite clear that there will be some sort of aerial vehicle involvement — given that we already know that there won’t be any space battles in Battlefront, it’s tough to say exactly what form it will take.
Regardless, there certainly seems to be a promising selection of modes in the works for Battlefront. Of course, we’ll only really be able to say whether or not they met expectations when the game is out, and fans can delve into multiplayer for themselves.
There are plenty of people who have been waiting a long time for a new Battlefront game, and DICE certainly have no small task in satisfying that audience. That being said, everything the studio has shown of their game so far makes it look like a definitive Star Wars experience.
Star Wars Battlefront is set to release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 17, 2015.
Source: Games Radar