With 2014 winding down, I can safely say that the revitalization of Star Wars is by far my most anticipated thing of 2015 across all mediums. After watching The Force Awakens trailer over 30 times, my level of excitement for the series’ return to one of its classic video game franchises in Star Wars: Battlefront has reached a new all-time high. So it is interesting to see today that when the game releases next year it will likely be utilizing EA’s Battlelog service.
Eagle-eyed NeoGAF user JDHarbs noticed today that Uprise (formerly known as ESN), the studio behind the Battlelog service that is owned by EA, has updated their website to include Star Wars: Battlefront as one of its latest works. The page lists both Battlefield: Hardline and Star Wars: Battlefront under the tag of “soon” on its website, likely pointing that the game will be part of their service come next year. This means that there is pretty good chance that we will see Android and iOS companion apps for the game, and that PC users will be launching the game and joining multiplayer sessions via their web browser.
Considering that details have been scant, this is an interesting little detail for fans to consider what they may expect from the Star Wars: Battlefront series under the direction of EA and developer DICE. While I think the probability that Battlelog will be a feature of the game is rather high with this new piece of info, don’t rule out the possibility that Uprise could be working on something completely different that is related to Star Wars: Battlefront, considering that the studio is owned by EA. This is merely speculation until it is otherwise confirmed.
Star Wars: Battlefront is expected to release on PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in the holiday season of 2015.