Maybe this time the Force will awaken.
EA announced during their financial earnings call today that the developer had a new Star Wars Battlefront game in the works, and that they had plans to release it in 2017. In addition to that, the Star Wars game that Visceral Games and Amy Hennig have been working on will likely be launched in 2018.
“We’ll most likely have one Star Wars title a year for the next three to four years. Next year we’ll see Star Wars battlefront back with bigger and better worlds, because we now have the new movies to work off of, not just the historical movies that we used before. We also are working on a Star Wars action game that part of the Motive team is working on as well as part of the Visceral team and that’s most likely the following year,” said EA financial officer Blake Jorgensen.
The first current gen Battlefront game was released just last year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. While it did a great job of capturing the ambience and setting of the first trilogy of movies, the lack of a single-player campaign meant that there was a severe content drought for players. Hopefully the next Star Wars Battlefront will do a better job of keeping its fans around for the long haul. We’ll keep you updated as more information comes our way.