It has been a long time coming but gamers will finally see a third game in the series. Actually, the game is technically not a third, but the start of a new franchise DICE plans on developing off and on over the course of the next few years. Battlefront games are going to be developed alongside the new release Titanfall franchise, rotating releases every other year.
Since Titanfall came out this year, it only makes sense that battlefront will release sometime in 2015. We now have evidence to back that up. EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgenson said the game “will most likely come out around the same time the Star Wars movies start to come out, probably in the summer of ’15.”
The release of the new movie Star Wars: Episode 7 is December 18, 2015 but Battlefront is expected to come out 6 months later in November, the traditional month for high profile First Person Shooter releases. Star wars fans want the game now but patiently wait as they have done for 9 years. By 2015, it will have been a decade after the release of Battlefront 2.
No game-play or footage has been released as of yet besides the E3 announcement trailer and there are many questions as to what content will be in the game. EA acknowledged that one of the roots of the game is a third-person mode but that is yet to be confirmed. The trailer took a first person approach which may be an hint to gamers but the specifics of the game are still unknown. We expect to see factions based on what the movies present but there will likely be some friendly faces that will make it in game.
2015 could not come faster but DICE taking its time is a good sign. There is a huge fan following for this game and DICE can potentially bring back an era of gaming.