At last, it’s finally here: Star Wars Battlefront gameplay. The first round was shown today during Electronic Arts’ E3 presentation, and continued during Sony’s. However, the gameplay shown at each press conference was a little different. While EA’s focus was on general gameplay, Sony introduced a survival gamemode that looks to challenge players’ skills at holding off waves of enemies.
Basically, the Star Wars Battlefront Survival mode is similar to any other survival game mode known, but with a Star Wars flare. As the above trailer shows, players start against a handful of simple stormtroopers who are fairly easy to dispatch, but eventually combat tougher enemies like shocktroopers, TIE Fighters, and even a Star Destroyer.
Between waves, the Rebellion leaders are sure to drop supply pods with some helpful items for players to use against the next wave of enemies. These pods include weapons, upgrades, and supporting powerups like an Orbital Strike, to more easily stop enemy forces.
According to the trailer, gamers can take on enemies solo or co-op, including split screen. And while the video showed only two players holding off the Imperial waves, it’s possible the mode will support more players in co-op.
Additional game modes for Star Wars Battlefront are sure to be revealed in the coming weeks and months, and maybe even during E3. With the plethora of announcements and reveals happening, it’s hard for a game developer to show off everything a game has to offer, so they need to be conservative with releasing information. However, EA and DICE will almost surely want to continue building hype for Star Wars Battlefront by teasing additional gameplay modes and videos, including more vehicle warfare.
It wasn’t clear in the video if players will have access to vehicles themselves during the Survival battles, or if they can somehow take over the Imperial AT-STs and TIE Fighters, though it would definitely help if they are available. Additionally, neither Sony nor EA shared whether or not players will be able to turn the tables and play as Imperial soldiers holding off waves of Rebels, though it would make sense if it’s available.
It’ll be interesting to see what additional details are shared about Star Wars Battlefront during E3 and how it affects the growing hype for the game.
What did you think about the Star Wars Battlefront Survival mode gameplay? Does it get you more excited for the game? Let us know how you feel in the comments.
Star Wars Battlefront is set to release November 17, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.