DICE Drops Star Wars: Battlefront to Entirely Focus on Sequel

DICE is no longer working on Star Wars: Battlefront. As such, the community shouldn’t expect any further content for the game which includes Skirmish offerings. Instead, the developer is shifting its entire focus on the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront 2 sequel.

The next installment in the Star Wars series is slated for a release later this year, potentially during the holiday season. Based on hints provided by both the developer and publisher, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is an extremely ambitious project. In contrast to the first game, the sequel will feature a proper single-player campaign. The content will cover multiple timelines in the Star Wars franchise, and include a few surprises for hardcore fans as well.

“We look forward to sharing more with you later this year and thank you for being such a tremendous support of our work in a galaxy far, far away,” said DICE in a recent blog post about the sequel.

The untitled game is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. During multiple earnings call last year, as well as the one from last night, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated that the game is much “bigger” than the 2015 original. It is packed with more locations, hero characters, and features.

He further added that every feedback gained from the first game is being considered for the sequel. Hence, there’s every reason to believe that EA is “delivering fans exactly what they’re asking for with respect to a Star Wars game”.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is being made by multiple studios which includes DICE, Motive Studios, and Criterion. Considering the scale and ambitions of the project, it’s understandable as to why DICE has to drop support for the game and shift over. EA certainly wants all hands on deck for this game.

The original Battlefront game was warmly received, though many did point out the rather shallow gameplay experience. The game still shipped over 14 million copies.

Saqib Mansoor

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