Star Wars: Battlefront to Debut Next Month, Platforms Confirmed

EA to officially reveal the first-person shooter developed by Battlefield's DICE during the Star Wars Celebration in April.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, EA confirmed platforms details for Star Wars: Battlefront. It's coming to current-generation consoles and PC only.

The original story is below.

Electronic Arts will offer more details about Star Wars: Battlefront next month during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. This isn't altogether surprising, as EA's name showed up on the show's schedule earlier this week. At the time, EA wouldn't say why it was attending the event. Now we know.

The Star Wars Celebration takes place April 16-19, though in its announcement today, EA did not say which day of the show it plans to unleash the Battlefront details.

"We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it," EA said.

Apart from a brief teaser trailer (above) that showed early in-game footage, EA has kept quiet about Battlefront, a first-person shooter that is in development at Battlefield creator DICE in Sweden. The game is due to launch this holiday, alongside the new movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

EA signed a ten-year deal with Star Wars franchise owner Disney in 2013 for new games based on the series to be developed by two of its marquee studios: Battlefield series outfit DICE and Dead Space creator Visceral Games. That studio is rumored to be producing an open-world Star Wars game.

Former Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig has joined EA to work on Visceral's new Star Wars title, though further details about the game are not available.

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