Tuesday, May 10, 2016

'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Confirmed For 2017, New Games Coming Annually

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By: Benjamin Hart

Following some sad gaming news regarding Disney Infinity earlier today, we now have some really awesome news coming to us from Electronic Arts! According to PC Gamer, EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen announced in an earnings call that the company plans to release one new Star Wars game every year for the next three to four years. The first will "Star Wars Battlefront 2", a sequel to the game that was released last November. Here's what Jorgensen had to say:

"Next year we’ll see Star Wars Battlefront back with bigger and better worlds, because we now have the new movies to work off [and] not just the historical movies that we used before."

One of the criticisms of the first game was it's sole focus on the Original Trilogy. It sounds like EA is expanding the scope of Battlefront, which is good to hear. Jorgensen added that the game is slated for release in 2017.


In addition, Jorgensen confirmed that the heavily rumored Visceral Star Wars game, which is being headed by Amy Hennig and Todd Stashwick, is coming in 2018. Reports suggests that this game will be in the same vein as the now canceled Star Wars 1313. EA's Motive studio will be collaborating with Visceral on it as well.

Last week it was announced that "Titanfall" developer Respawn is working on a a separate third-person Star Wars game. With EA's new annual release schedule it seems we could be seeing that game in 2019. All in all, it sounds like EA is kicking it into high gear to bring us a ton of awesome new games in the near future. I know I can't wait to play them all!

Source: PC Gamer

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