'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' Will Be "Dramatically Larger," According EA

Thursday, 02 March 2017 - 10:50AM
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Star Wars Battlefront
Thursday, 02 March 2017 - 10:50AM
'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' Will Be "Dramatically Larger," According EA
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Of all the criticism leveled at 2015's Star Wars: Battlefront, the one that cuts deepest is that there simply isn't enough to do in the core game. While DLC has added a few new elements, the main game is based almost entirely on online multiplayer and unlocking a few variations of weapons and armor. This is fine for those who enjoy competitive online play, but for those who remember the original pair of Battlefront games from a decade ago, with their in-depth single-player story campaigns and expansive roster of maps, the new Battlefront feels like a big step backwards.



Apparently, developer DICE has been listening to the complaints from eager Star Wars fans, and now it sounds like the studio plans to address them with the game's sequel. According to EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen, the next game in the series will be "dramatically larger" and will feature "a lot of new characters" that will be recognizable from the movies but didn't appear in the first game.

It's expected that much of this new content will be connected to new movies that have been released since Battlefront made its way to store shelves—since its release, we've had The Force Awakens and Rogue One, with The Last Jedi on the way to provide even more opportunities for additional Star Wars characters, locations and enemies.

All of this may sound fantastic to fans of newer Star Wars movies, but it remains to be seen whether EA will deliver a meatier experience or just a 'bigger' game—-either way, a decently sized single-player story campaign is in order.

Still, there's a strange dearth of Star Wars video games in development for major gaming platforms, which begs the question: how long will it be before gamers see the likes of Knight of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, or Republic Commando again?
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