New Star Wars Battlefront: Bigger, Set in Multiple Star Wars Eras; Single Player Campaign Confirmed

Electronic Arts confirm that the new Star Wars: Battlefront will have a single player campaign, and gives a few more details about what it'll include.

on January 31, 2017 5:22 PM

During Electronic Arts’ quarterly financial conference call, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson talked about the next Star Wars Battlefront game, that is confirmed for the Holiday season.

Wilson explained that it will be “even bigger” than the first, taking players to more locations and letting them play with more heroes and characters across “multiple Star Wars eras.”

Wilson also promised that there will be “new ways to play,” including a new single player campaign, and much more that will be shared in the months ahead.

The game will be developed by DICE; Motive and Criterion, and their diverse areas of expertise will bring an “amazing experience” in the next Star Wars Battlefront.

Later in the call, Wilson mentioned that the new game is going to include “more locations, more game modes, more eras, more ships,” and Electronic Arts thinks that the company is delivering to fans exactly what they’re asking for.

The publisher “feels great about the game, feels great about the overall community, and feels great about the energy that the movie will generate in and around the launch of the game.”

Electronic Arts has been teasing the game for a while, with Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen mentioning during the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program Conference in London that the publisher has taken criticism towards the first Star Wars Battlefront game to heart, and is trying to address any issues that it had.

Jorgensen himself mentioned during an earlier financial conference call that the development team of the game is “working very hard” to make sure that tit i ncludes an “extremely deep and engaging offering.”

Earlier this year, EA Studios Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund hinted at the possible inclusion of a single player story mode, but he did not confirm it explicitly. Today, we finally know that it’s coming.

 /  Executive News Editor
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