New Star Wars: Battlefront will be shown at E3
EA confirms DICE's Battlefront revival will be seen next month.
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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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