EA confirms a new Star Wars Battlefront

DICE handling development of new Star Wars Battlefront.

EA has unveiled the first glimpse of a new Star Wars Battlefront game.

DICE is confirmed to be developing the game, with EA recently opening its DICE LA studio--filled with previous Danger Close staff--to handle development.

The Battlefront series spawned two games back in 2004 and 2005, with three more spin-offs later released on handheld and mobile. The series traditionally allowed for first- and third-person battles set in the Star Wars universe.

No platforms or release dates were mentioned, nor was any game footage shown. The game was announced with a brief CGI clip showing an AT-AT.

EA signed a multiyear deal with Disney at the start of May to make "core" Star Wars titles.

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styymy
styymy

Dagobah system, Dagobah system...*crackle...*crackle* Finally!

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

DICE is the new BioWare. EA is funny.

KustomCulture
KustomCulture

PC!!!!!! & PS44444444!!!!!! DO it i dare yous and ill give you all my money :P


DICE ENGINE TAKE THIS TO THE NEXT LIMIT PLEASE plus 64 PLAYER WARZONES

aaronjones94
aaronjones94

finally! i wouldnt care if they just released the previous battlefront games on the new console they were that amazing!

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's nice that BF gets more love, although BF and gaming companies hardly seemed to be BFF's after the silent treatment it got after the second one was made. I don't care about spin-offs, i want to play Star Wars games on the PC.

Jimbody
Jimbody

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhh YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS new battlefront on next-gen consoles= me losing my F*****G SHIT

vadagar1
vadagar1

oh also plz make weapons feel, look, and sound good, nothing ruins a shooter like guns that look sound and feel like toys

vadagar1
vadagar1

WOWWWWWW IT TOOK YOU THIS LONG TO FIGURE OUT PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALY PLAY THIS

DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

you win the captain obvious award  followed with the its about time award and the no s**** award  :P

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

"We are still discovering incredible things we didn't know they could do, just a few days ago". They designed the engine and don't even know the features? What have they discovered? Bugs?

BoromiRwcgeorge
BoromiRwcgeorge

oh my god. i can already imagine tons of microtransactions in this kind of multiplayer game...

brain56
brain56

I can hear all 65 billion Star Wars fans coming in unison right now. 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS.....

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I HAVE BEEN WAITING 8 STINKING YEARS FOR THIS.  DON'T F*CK IT UP.  I WILL KILL YOU.

WoZe
WoZe

I never played battlefront before. 

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

YESSSSSSS!!!!! THANK YOU EA AND DICE!!!!! MAKE THIS A GOOD ONE!!!!!!

Yuusha09
Yuusha09

"WAHHH, day 1 DLC!"
Then don't buy it.

"WAHHH, premium is like buying the game again!"

Then don't buy it.

"WAHHHH, 4 separate DLCS!"

Then for the love of god, STFU AND DON"T BUY IT!

FireWolfRage
FireWolfRage

About freakin' time. Don't cancel it or mishandle it. I wonder if Scrooge McDuck will be a secret playable Disney character...

Icepick_Trotter
Icepick_Trotter

Gee, I wonder if EA will use any of the Battlefront 3 game that was "pretty much done" before LucasArts fired all the guys from Free Radical studios.

I wonder if they have any rights to the money they were owed by LucasArts for BF3 before they sold to Disney.

I wonder if they'll at least be in the credits of this... If their work that will be completely exploited by a different company will at least be recognized in any way...

Wow, i was going to make a sarcastic comment but now i'm just really sad...

kkee
kkee

Biggest tease ever. We probably won't get anymore information on the game until next E3.

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

Wow really? People have been begging, literally begging, for a new Battlefront game for so long, you finally get it and you moan about DLC and extra prices? Come on, make up your mind please! I personally can't wait to see more and glad that it's DICE making it!! 

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

Battlefront whorelized. Yay!... "We would have whorelized Battlefront better. We would have put in a dog. There are dogs in Star Wars? Right?"- Activision

Hurvl
Hurvl

@GOGOGOGURTYou're focusing on the negative, GOGOGOGURT. Be mindful of your thoughts.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

@Defy_The_Fallen I was one of those begging for a new Battlefront game but seeing Dice in charge is a slap in the face. All they want to do is simplify everything and make you play for 50 hours (or shell out $50) to finally be able to play how you want instead of being forced to play certain ways to unlock the fun parts of the game.

6orange6
6orange6

@EdAl2112 well you just won the award for most out of touch gamer ever. SW battle front was one of the most awesome original xbox live games ever. In 2004 you could flick on Live and you had 4 choices; PGR2, Halo 2, Rainbow 6, or talk to nerds on mic. 

jedi2357
jedi2357

@flammable_zeus @Defy_The_Fallen You do realize that Dice made the Battlefield series, right? The very games that Battlefront tried to emulate? You should be glad that people who are such masters with the genre are making it, and be happy that the game itself will be fun to play.

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

@6orange6 @EdAl2112 Learn to read. And I played both games on PS2 and now on PC. Then again I didn't have that many choices like you had on Xbox. Lol

Jamoid
Jamoid

Sir, I like your style.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@Yuusha09 @metroidhunterx You seem to forget, EA is notorious for promising features, then "neglecting" to put them in, and are like OH YA forgot about that feature, here pay 10 bucks then you'll get it.  This is a sad practice thats not helping anyone, and eventually will, i can't hardly wait for that day believe me, and then EA will fall and die like they should.

And really, thats your argument?  Making fun of people with a legitimate reason to complain about something?  If you buy a car that is suppose to have GPS, but then realize they didn't put the GPS in, and you paid the price already, then are like oh ya oops we forgot, would you want to pay another $200 for the GPS, that you already paid for?  If you do, then well...  Need I say more?

Jamoid
Jamoid

@Yuusha09 @metroidhunterx Repeatedly telling people to shut up angrily is hardly any more reasonable than complaining about DLC really.

jedi2357
jedi2357

@Jamoid Yes, they are separate teams, and sorry it took me so long to respond, as I didn't get any notifications for a while. But it's been confirmed that Stockholm is making the game, so it is the masters, not the new studio. Don't know if you know that by now, but there you go.

Defy_The_Fallen
Defy_The_Fallen

@Jamoid DICE LA worked on Medal of Honour Warfighter, since the majority of the staff there were originally from Danger Close. 

Jamoid
Jamoid

It seems that the LA studio is a subdivision of the DICE based in Sweden. I find it all a bit confusing to be honest, but I still think it's a different team. 

Regardless the list of games developed by the LA team is far less impressive.

Jamoid
Jamoid

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think DICE Los Angeles and the DICE that created Battlefield are completely different teams. That said I still agree with you, people should wait a little before the negative naysaying.

Edit: @jedi2357 

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

@jedi2357 @flammable_zeus @Defy_The_Fallen Well I'm just comparing it to BF3 which screwed up a lot. Having to spend 50 hours or dollars just to unlock the basic gameplay features? They'll probably add the ability to teleport into vehicles like in Battlefield 3 too. Screw that. Then having that premium queue jumping. Ridiculous.