Star Wars: Battlefront Gets New Info on Collaboration Between DICE and Lucas and More; C-3PO Confirmed

on June 7, 2015 5:32 PM

E3 is getting close, and while we’ll have to wait for EA’s press conference to see some gameplay, some more information is filtering down the grapevine.

Community Manager Mathew Everett provided more information about the collaboration going on with Lucasfilm, mentioning that the depiction of planet Sullust that recently appeared in the Star Wars comics was actually inspired by the game.

“The Sullust they use within the comic is based on the Sullust we’re introducing into the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Battlefront. This has been a part of the collaboration we have had with Lucas over the last few years.”

Everett also explained that the Magma Troopers we saw in the game’s art is another element generated by that collaboration.

“Magma Troopers is another big one.”

He then clarified that as part of said collaboration, there’s a lot of back and forth that goes on before getting to the final result:

“Its a collaboration. Which means, a lot of back and forth to get to the final iteration.”

Interestingly, Everett confirmed that mission maps are unique and specific to that part of the game, separate from multiplayer maps:

“Mission maps are unique to Missions. The map count we revealed includes only Multiplayer maps from the base game (12 maps). We also have the two extra free maps that will come with the Battle of Jakku. The Battle of Jakku maps will arrive starting on December 1st or December 8th depending if you pre-ordered, which gives us 14 maps total before The Force Awakens arrives in theaters.
We will reveal the full Mission map count in the near future.”

Lastly, he teased the E3 reveal. Apparently we’re gonna see trees.

“I think you are going to enjoy the next wave of content and information. E3 can’t come soon enough.
MoreTreePics!”

On top of that, legendary C-3PO’ voice actor Anthony Daniels mentioned on Twitter that he’s working on the game, confirming that everyone’s favorite shiny protocol droid will be in the game. Electronic Arts confirmed as well.

 /  Executive News Editor
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