I hear you. I really do. I understand that you think Star Wars Battlefront was a bit naff, and that it didn’t live up to the promise of what you thought it’d be. But! I really enjoyed my time with it. Sure, it’s a bit light in the complexity department, but it’s still probably the most Star Wars-y Star Wars game I’ve ever played, and clearly that’s more than enough to make my face light up like Jabba’s at an all-you-can-eat slug-buffet.
That said, perhaps next year you’ll get the Battlefront you were hoping for, because Electronic Arts has revealed during an investor call that they plan to release a sequel to the multiplayer-focused FPS in 2017.
The game’s not on the list of titles due to be released within EA’s 2017 fiscal year, which means that it should launch sometime between April and December next year. My guess is it’ll launch around November again, shortly before Star Wars: Episode VIII hits cinemas in December. The publisher’s earnings reports show that Battlefront has shipped over 14 million copies since its launch last year. Yowzer!
EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen explained during the investor call that the company aims to release the Star Wars title that Dead Space developer Visceral Games is currently working on sometime in 2018. “We’ll most likely have one Star Wars title a year for the next three to four years,” said Jorgensen. Respawn Entertainment, they of Titanfall, also recently announced that they’re developing a “third-person action/adventure” game set in the Star Wars universe.
Basically, there’s an awful lot of Star Wars stuff happening at Electronic Arts right now. They’re milking every drop of that exclusive license, which is excellent for us, because it means MORE STAR WARS.