Electronic Arts Reveals New Details and a Glimpse on Future Star Wars Games

on June 12, 2016 4:42 PM

During Electronic Arts’ Pre-E3 EA Play Press Conference, the publisher shared more info on the new Star Wars games coming in the next few years.

Next year we will get a new Star Wars: Battlefront with DICE and Jade Raymond’s Motive Studio collaborating on the project. Criterion is also working on the game, and more specifically on a mission for PlayStation VR.

But that’s not all: Amy Hennig and Visceral games are creating a game with an “original narrative” and “new characters,” coming in 2018.

Further down the line, Titanfall’s Respawn Entertainment will create a new action adventure game set in “a new Star Wars era.”

Below you can read the full details from the official press release:

2016

The team at DICE are continuing to add more of the content players want to Star Wars Battlefront, with free content and three more digital expansion packs coming by the end of the year – Star WarsBattlefront Bespin, Star Wars Battlefront Death Star and a final pack in December we’re all especially excited about. And for VR fans, DICE is also working with Criterion on an exclusive Star Wars Battlefront VR mission for PlayStation VR this year.

With Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the team at Capital Games has already delivered a deep Star Wars mobile experience featuring iconic characters and locations from every corner of the Star Warsuniverse. With new features like guilds, raids and chat added this spring, and more new updates planned for the year, players will have a ton of new content to experience for a long time to come.

This December, BioWare will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Star Wars: The Old Republic and the game keeps getting better. You can expect more of BioWare’s high quality, story-driven content and new game features throughout the year.

2017

A new installment ofStar Wars Battlefront is currently in development at DICE, in collaboration with Motive Studios in Montreal. Our team at Motive team is growing quickly, and making great progress in building out a significant new addition to the game. While we’re not ready to get into specifics right now, we have started development of this game by listening to all of the feedback we received, while also innovating in new areas I think you’re all going to be excited about.

2018

A brand new Star Wars story will debut in a new action adventure game fromVisceral Games. I’ve been blown away by the level of collaboration between the Story Team at Lucasfilm and Amy Hennig and the team at Visceral as they create an original, authentic narrative in the Star Wars universe. It is an amazing example of how we’re taking an already strong partnership to another level.

Beyond

That’s not all we have in production right now. Our partners at Respawn Entertainment are making their own 3rd person action adventure game, one that features a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we have yet to explore with our EA Star Wars titles. And we’re early in pre-production on some other projects we think you’re going to be excited about as well.

Check out the trailer below, including a (very small) glimpse on Amy Hennig’s game at the 2:40 mark.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.