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Star Wars: Battlefront expected in 2015

Wednesday, 31st July 2013 23:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA has put a tentative release window on Battlefront, the first of multiple Star Wars projects the publisher has in the works.

Speaking to shareholders during a briefing call, as reported by Eurogamer, EA said the shooter is likely to hit in northern summer 2015.

“The first game that we’re focused on is Battlefront. It’s a traditional game that’s done extremely well and this will most likely come out around the same time as the Star Wars movies start to come out, probably in the summer of ’15,” EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said.

Jorgensen went on to mention a number of other Star Wars projects.

“We have partnered with Walt Disney and LucasFilm to develop a whole new generation of Star Wars games for the console as well as for mobile and handheld devices,” he said.

EA previously announced that Star Wars games are under development at Dead Space developer Visceral and Mass Effect developer BioWare, which was responsible for KOTOR and MMO The Old Republic.

Star Wars: Battlefront is in the works at DICE, but the team has promised it’s not a re-skinned Battlefield. It is the third Battlefront game and fondly called Battlefront 3 by fans, but is a reboot of the series and not the long-rumoured sequel.

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  1. MarcoosVGC

    Reminder: its not called Battlefront 3, DICE confirmed this point when it was announced. It’s not a direct sequel

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Madgame

    And now, we wait.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @1 yeah I’ve fixed all that.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Malmer

    2015…might be a little rushed. Still, Frostbite is pretty solid tech so I guess they could start pretty fast. And I guess lots of resources already exists in high quality.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. manamana

    Please don’t make a CoD clone and please don’t screw this up.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @4

    They had created a studio specifically for this title a few months ago that leaves them with over two years to create this game. That is pretty standard for game development.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Talkar

    Holy fucking bantha poo on a stick this is great! My only worry about this game is that the sun will be as bad as it is in pretty much all current Frostbite games..

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Dendroball

    @7 Guess what, there will be two suns in this one … at least on Tatooine !

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Digital Bamboo

    A new hope.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Talkar

    @8
    I’m more worried about Hoth to be honest…

    #10 9 months ago