EA Exec Confirms Star Wars Battlefront 2 is Coming in 2017

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:07PM
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 12:07PM
EA Exec Confirms Star Wars Battlefront 2 is Coming in 2017
There was a ridiculous level of excitement at Star Wars Celebration last year when key figures from LucasFilm, EA, and DICE took to the stage to reveal the first footage and details from Star Wars Battlefront. That excitement was dampened when fans learnt that the multiplayer game would be somewhat limited in scope, with no space battles and no core story mode to speak of. However, that disappointment didn't appear to hurt sales of the first major Star Wars game in the Disney era, because Star Wars Battlefront went on to sell over 14 million copies, which was four million more than even EA had forecast. With sales figures like that, it's not completely surprising that a sequel to Battlefront has already been greenlit, and now EA's CEO has shed more light on what the studio has planned for the future Star Wars gaming.



According to GameSpot, EA CEO Blake Jorgensen said during an earnings call that the planned Battlefront sequel will have "bigger and better worlds", and unlike its predecessor (which only used OT content), will include content from the new wave of Star Wars movies.

Jorgensen went on to say that 2017 will be a big year for Star Wars gaming. The EA exec confirmed that Battlefront 2 would be targeting a 2017 release date, while he also teased that the new Star Wars project from Visceral and Motive is set for a release at some point in the next year. That latter project was initially thought to be an open world game featuring Han Solo, but that theory has been debunked by the studio itself. Unfortunately no other details were revealed, but certainly it looks as though it's not just Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode VIII that we have to look forward to over the next 18 months or so. And hey, maybe Finn will get his wish for some story-based gaming.

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