New Star Wars: Battlefront will be shown at E3

EA confirms DICE's Battlefront revival will be seen next month.

The new Star Wars Battlefront game in development at DICE is far from complete, but it will be making an appearance at this year's E3.

During today's EA investors conference call, CEO Andrew Wilson responded to a question about the Star Wars games it has in development. The new Battlefront was the only one he discussed, saying it is coming along "very, very well," but there remains "lots and lots of work to go."

That said, Battlefront will be among the games EA shows off at E3 in June, according to Wilson. Whether it will be playable or simply seen in video form was not revealed.

EA signed a deal with Disney last year to create new "core" Star Wars games. Dead Space developer Visceral is currently at work on a new Star Wars game (reportedly an open-world game) being written by former Uncharted writer Amy Hennig. Meanwhile, Battlefield developer DICE has been tasked with developing Battlefront.

DICE executive producer Patrick Bach admitted last year that the prospect of making the game was "scary." The original Battlefront and Battlefront II were developed by now-defunct studio Pandemic and were released in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

EA's E3 press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 9, though whether the game will be seen here or during one of the console manufacturers' conferences is unknown. We recently learned all future Star Wars releases--including games--will be canonical, meaning Battlefront's story will be a part of the official Star Wars canon, rather than being relegated to the Expanded Universe.

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257 comments
simon1812
simon1812

they didnt show anything at E3...

valknight
valknight

oh come on now.. ea haters are all over every single other page crying outrage that ea still exists.. no hatred here? 

ok that being said I look forward to this game ALOT!!

lilflipp
lilflipp

Oh DICE. I miss you before EA.

simon1812
simon1812

"We recently learned all future Star Wars releases--including games--will be canonical, meaning Battlefront's story will be a part of the official Star Wars canon, rather than being relegated to the Expanded Universe."


- Im not sure what this means...Im afraid, somebody elaborate!!!!

snider83
snider83

Keep it third person, but I am so very, very excited for this.

TacticaI
TacticaI

Just uttering ''Battlefront'' gives me flashbacks. EA bias and BF franchise aside I can't help but hope they get this one right. 

dancthorpe
dancthorpe

Please no prequel content....Please please please please. 

BigCat2K20
BigCat2K20

I'm excited for Star Wars: Battlefront. But, is it going to be on PS4/Xbox1/PC only? The only thing I'm worried about is DICE (recent screw ups in Battlefield 3 & 4) developing the game.

quinnd6
quinnd6

I couldn't care less about Star Wars Battlefront.

No interest in it at all.

Star Wars 1313 is the only Star Wars game I wanted to play,

Disney can go and stick it.


terminus
terminus

No thank you, game will be plagued with aimbot users, crappy netcode and no lan.

cboye18
cboye18

Hopefully the make this game a DLC-free game. Also, more focus on the TPS mechanic (sry but the FPS view sucked in the older games). Finally a good single player experience and skirmish mode included, because I prefer to play against bots than players (I personally find it much more fun to screw around with the AI).

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

I'm very excited:)

Battlefront is great:)

Frostbyte 3 engine? Yes please

hehe101
hehe101

Finally, so happy this is actually happening, the memories! 

anifall
anifall

Long….long time ago Star Wars became a  a religion…. Not just a game, not just a movie! I can only imagine what they can feel like on SP4. A lot of time has passed since 2005!

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

Something to really look forward to at E3

Centurion95
Centurion95

I will always remember playing a modded battle of Hoth with friends in BF2, being in a trench while 6 AT-AT's (and the horde of snowtroopers under them) slowly approached and after seeing half of our speeders get blasted I said to myself "so this is how it felt to be a rebel trooper on Hoth" right before we all started to run like hell toward the base.


Dear DICE more moments like this!

burnettaj
burnettaj

Awesome! I hope this is a hit. Will be watching this one closely.

milanfla
milanfla

I remember that in Battlefront 2 when you were playing with the AI depending on the map some factions were more likely to win. I aprove it on some maps, like TantineIV, but  in most of the maps it should  be balanced when it wasn't. DICE this time I dont want to see the same faction winning battles in the same map over and over again 

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

It's funny how when another Battlefront didn't come people BEGGED for it and now that it is confirmed they whine about the publisher. Bitching humans at their best. ;)

ParanoidPaal
ParanoidPaal

I really hope DICE are able to release a stable game this time around, even on Battlefield 3 level would be good, just...please don't let us go through the unstable mess that is Battlefield 4 again.

mcmesk99
mcmesk99

Theirs probably going to be no split-screen which is a such shame with games these days.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

I have wonderful memories of playing Battlefront 2 on my old PS2, simply can't wait to see this franchise again!

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

The Star Wars saga continues winter 2015.  I'm thinking they are shooting for that timeframe because by that time fans and gamers alike (sometimes they are one in the same like me) will have Star Wars fever.  It would be the perfect time to release this thing.  I hope that's enough time for the poor developers (and I say "poor" because I'm sure developing such a beloved IP is both a blessing and a curse) to polish and shine this game up, ready for distribution.  Good luck developers.

DarthLod
DarthLod

@quinnd6 While I agree with you on 1313, my concern is that Battlefront will just be the same old tired multiplayer based FPS without a good decent 10+ hr single player campaign. FPS games have become utterly stagnant with everything being 75% multiplayer in them now days. It's tired.

95_Eclipse
95_Eclipse

@cboye18  No chance in hell an EA game will be DLC free. Might as well accept that now.

Smosh150
Smosh150

@Centurion95  Definitely, especially since they started tinkering with leveloution(hate the word) they could make it so that the shield generator could actually have a purpose on hoth rather than ticket loss, maybe be start an orbital bombardment which would be pretty awesome in frostbite.

Red_Frog
Red_Frog

@Bumblebee1138 We're not whining about the publisher, although EA still sucks because they bought and killed Pandemic (along with a host of other reasons which would take far too long to detail in a post on this worthless facsimile of a message system). We're whining about the developer, because DICE sucks. Negative plus negative can never equal positive.

milanfla
milanfla

@slicedbread117  I also have good memories of this amazing game on my PS2 I think I played more than 200 hours with it

simon1812
simon1812

@tomservo51 @simon1812 well for example the expanded universe  (novels and books, comics) cover a lot of stuff that happens after the end to The Return of the Jedi chapter, like the Yuuzhan Vong war, soo non of that is going to be cannon? or never was?...hmm?

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@Red_Frog @Bumblebee1138  Stop following the bandwagon and do your own research. DICE is the creator of Battlefield. Which was the game that inspired Star Wars Battlefront in the FIRST PLACE. If there's anyone qualified to make the next Battlefront it's them. The only reason people are bitching about DICE is because their most recent game screwed up. ONE GAME. That doesn't mean everything they make in future will face same failure. That is narrow minded and simply put ignorantly stupid.

darkmoney52
darkmoney52

@Red_Frog @Bumblebee1138If you never liked Battlefield why would you care about Battlefront? I really don't get it. Anyhow I'd agree with Bumblebee that there's no one better suited for this sequel then DICE. I just hope they keep the 3rd person option and bots, which I'm a bit worried they won't.

Red_Frog
Red_Frog

@Bumblebee1138 You remind me of Ten-second-Tom from 50 First Dates. Scroll up and revisit your own posting, by which you note the existence of a substantial whining movement.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@Red_Frog @Bumblebee1138  But I can't waste more time on random whiny trolls like you who just come and go on this site every day. So good luck with your "bandwagon" and try not to cry when you realize what sore loser you are. ;)

Red_Frog
Red_Frog

@Bumblebee1138 Seriously? Apparently my bandwagon is doing just fine, according to your own initial post. Don't let facts get in your way as you shuffle out the door though.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@Red_Frog @Bumblebee1138  Not as dumb as trying in vain to shove your minority opinions on others. Battlefield is ONE of the best FPS games out there. It's not a fact. But the opinion of majority. And if you think any one would follow your pathetic bandwagon of Battlefield and DICE sucks, I recommend going to 12 year old COD fanboys.

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

@Red_Frog @Bumblebee1138  Ahh an immature COD fanboy. Should have seen a pathetic worm like you would come along to troll every article about the creator of the game series that knocked COD off the charts.

Red_Frog
Red_Frog

@Bumblebee1138 Did you just get into gaming yesterday or something? I started this bandwagon. DICE isn't qualified to make anything but pinball games. Battlefield has never been good, at any point in time.