EA teases new Star Wars Battlefront game

CFO Blake Jorgensen says the opportunity to make a new Battlefront game is "very exciting"; NBA Live 14 confirmed for next-gen; EA will publish current-gen games through 2017.

Electronic Arts has teased that one of its multiple in-development Star Wars titles is an all-new Battlefront game. Speaking today during the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, CFO Blake Jorgensen offered the hint.

"The opportunity to do a new Battlefront, for example, which is one of the very popular Star Wars games, or some of the other traditional games that were made, is very exciting."

Star Wars: Battlefront III, despite never actually being announced, was reportedly 99 percent complete, though this claim was contested.

Jorgensen further explained that its new Star Wars games stand to benefit from the marketing potential at Disney, a company that owns many consumer-focused enterprises like amusement parks, film studios, cruise lines, and media outlets.

He also reiterated that EA's new Star Wars games will not be based specifically on any of the upcoming Star Wars films, though they may be released near them to leverage the marketing opportunity.

"These aren't movie games, per se; these are stand-alone games," Jorgensen said. "But obviously they would come out near the movies and be able to tailgate off of some of the buzz that will be created around the new Star Wars movies."

Elsewhere during the presentation, Jorgensen confirmed that NBA Live 14 will be released on next-generation platforms and that EA will continue to publish games for current-generation consoles through at least 2017.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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stev69
stev69

Don't really care about battlefront in particular, how about something new perhaps a starwars game based along the lines of Elite or star citizen.

meleekill989
meleekill989

What is this, the EA hate thread? I for one couldn't be happier that Battlefront 3 is in DICE's hands. People hate on EA all the time, and while it's true that they're guilty of some profiteering BS, they also have really good developers such as DICE and Bioware. So be happy that Battlefront 3 is finally here! This game was my childhood. 

styymy
styymy

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

KanameGaming
KanameGaming

If this games turns out good, hopefully it will inspire other starwars games to be good and not just meh.

goldiba
goldiba

THANK GOD FINALLY IS COMING!!!

bmart970
bmart970

I can't believe it! I've been waiting so long for another Battlefront.


IVIicroshot
IVIicroshot

just wish that ea won't modify the sequel too much, but they need too put more maps and more maps with at-te(best vehicle in swbf) swbf2 it was only on geonosis. one last thing wich need to be done, make 3 seated arc-170

wen i say midify the sequel i mean not transform it on cod but a bit of customisation on caracter won't be bad

Gears_0f_L0ve
Gears_0f_L0ve

AT-AT walkers in frostbite?  I would drop BF4 like a bad habit!

Stinger78
Stinger78

Battlefront 3 in FrostBite 2  sounds good to me.

toshineon
toshineon

So... um. Am I the only one here that liked playing Battlefront alone? Maybe it's because I had the game on PS2, but I always played it alone or with a few friends in split-screen, not online. I'm afraid I won't have that option anymore now that EA is making it.

1APowerfulJedi
1APowerfulJedi

Please let it be a new Battlefront game would be fantastic funny thing I was playing the first one last night still love that game...  Also ranked as one of the best series "my opinion" The Jedi Knight series story was amazing and game play just added to it I'd love to see that redone or even a new direction...

nightfire99
nightfire99

OMG!!! Finally..Can't wait for Battlefront 3 to come out! As long as it has most of the same core elements from the first two battlefront games it should be great.

PandaTrueno86
PandaTrueno86

Just don't be like Aliens: Colonial Marines and it'll be alright...I hope.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

Good News:  A new Star Wars: Battlefront game.

Bad News: EA.

Amirite??

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

at least i trust DICE more than FREE RADICALL

Piccolo_Jr
Piccolo_Jr

I'm all for extended development periods, but I'm pretty sure you don't need to stategically release these games with the movies for the "marketing opportunity". In fact, releasing them with the movies makes people a lot more skeptical about your games. Anyone interested already knows about it. The slightest bit of ad-space to get to the people who live under a rock and you're golden, whenever you decide to release it.

sukki1np664
sukki1np664

Please don't screw this up EA, please please please dont screw this up...

DanGleeSack
DanGleeSack

looks like EA is trying to win some good will..

DanGleeSack
DanGleeSack

1. Battlefront 3

2. Bounty hunter 2

3. Republic commando 2

4. New Jedi Academy

5. Single player KoTOR

Please make these in this order and I can die happy. Had so much fun with these especially split screen in battlefront

GONtheSKYLORD
GONtheSKYLORD

Do away with online passes and now Battlefront?

I'm becoming suspicious. Whatchu up to EA?

sylvzz
sylvzz

I really can't believe that this is happening, lol. It was so sudden...im at the moment in a boring class, kinda tired, browsing randomly Gamespot on my notebook. And then i see this..LOL!!! You guys dont know for how much time i have been waiting for this. I don't care if its EA doing, becouse i think they wont develop, they will just publish, like it was with BF2. Well, the company that did the unique gem that was BF2 is already dead, but we hopefully can see another good company to develop the game that everyone was waiting.

Thanks for reading ~~

S0ulReav3r
S0ulReav3r

I think they will screw it up, if not DRM and micro transactions will. I guess I will be moving to indie games... big companies are a major dissapointment (with a few exceptions).

ShadowJax04
ShadowJax04

I hope the powers that be will also invest in a new Star Wars RPG in a different time than the old republic, preferably after RotJ, and that this Battlefront proves successful. I'm not hyped though.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

Nooooo not EA! I mean, I'm happy there's a battlefront 3 but I don't want to pay extra money  just so i can play as an exclusive hero...

LeonRedfield334
LeonRedfield334

I'm not complaining. I don't care if EA is making it. It's Battlefront 3!

TacticaI
TacticaI

Can't complain, people have been asking for this for years. Definitely going to wait and see. 

irwin88
irwin88

Finally!!! after all this Years of Waiting and i Hope EA will make Republic Commando Sequel

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Make it good DICE *wink* We've waited a long time for this.

wowmasta98
wowmasta98

They will screw them up. But at least they will be done and decent, despite having a bunch of bugs and costing way more than they should. But please make a republic commando 2. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO SEV!!! And a star wars 1st person shooter that can compete with halo, cod, battlefield(erm...well...i think that's starting to look like a monopoly but still).

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

I trust EA to make a hot mess of things.

FlameBoyBen
FlameBoyBen

its electronic arts, they always ruin things...

but who knows, we shall see :)

Wraith3
Wraith3

Hopefully DICE gets it. LucasArts kept trying to do a SW Battlefield game and missed it by about 20%. Now maybe we'll get what we really want. If DICE does make it, don't make us wait until Level 100 for the lightsaber...

baxwam
baxwam

Its going to be a timed exclusive to Xbox 1 and Orgin required on PC so pick your poison on day 1 unless you have patience 

Xanatos4
Xanatos4

@Gears_0f_L0ve If you look closer in most "gameplay leaks" those ""Frosbite AT-AT walkers"" look worse than the ones on SW Gamecube games, and those looked awesome for the time, the overall graphics quality I've seen in those gameplay trailers so far are hugely dissapointing for a 2013 game.  Specially by claiming they're using the Frosbite Engine.

Xanatos4
Xanatos4

@Stinger78 But Unfortunatelly with all the "gameplay leaks" that I've seen, it looks Nothing like Frosbite, it keeps some shitty graphics from like 6 years ago.  If they dont say anything and I just see the game, I would never say Battlefront 3 is using the same engine as Battlefield 3... Never

dogbert784
dogbert784

@S0ulReav3r They will screw it up and then they'll cancel it with no regrets. It's never as good as it could have been for us players and Star Wars. I'm keeping my expectations to the absolute zero until E3 or whenever they reveal gameplay. I just cannot trust EA or Disney. As we've seen, they're quick to cancel gems like Star Wars 1313.  

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

 You know what, who cares, finally a Battlefront 3! So happy.

CROAT_56
CROAT_56

@LeonRedfield334 this and IGN is reporting that EA will be showing some starwars stuff at E3.  We might get 1313 after all

BarnseyJ
BarnseyJ

You cant base graphics on leaks, if it has been leaked already (although I think you are confused with the cancelled SWBF3) then it must be extremely early so they won't have implemented the final graphics yet as they will be focusing on getting the base game to work.

Xanatos4
Xanatos4

@BarnseyJ You're Right man, there was an excess of misinformation around the web, and I didnt base my comments on 1 result, just by this sunday it claimed all over the web that those leaks I saw were official new footage, but that was totally wrong, I noticed about it last night and now with yesterday's E3 Sneak Pic, I'm So Fuckin Thankful I was Wrong =D