May the Force be with you. The countdown to November 17th has begun. Get ready to immerse yourself in epic Star Wars battle fantasies when Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17 in North America and starting November 19 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on Origin for PC.
Star Wars Battlefront is being developed by Battlefield series creator DICE, published by EA, and runs on the Frostbite 3 engine. Star Wars Battlefield brings back large-scale epic multiplayer warfare set on iconic Star Wars planets, reported PC Gamer.
DICE, the developer of the Star Wars Battlefront said, "Fight for the Rebellion or Empire in a wide variety of multiplayer matches for up to 40 players, or in exciting challenges inspired by the films available solo, split-screen or through online co-op. Star Wars Battlefront combines this epic action on a galactic scale with stunning visual recreations of some of the most iconic planets, weapons, characters, and vehicles in the Star Wars universe and the original sound effects from the films, to give you the ultimate immersive interactive Star Wars experience you've been looking for."
As the release of the much-anticipated game draws near, DICE's Jesper Nielsen spoke with Reddit and addressed some of the concerns about Star Wars Battlefront.
He told Reddit, "I cannot stress this enough; there will be more than 8 maps! Also, the amount of content in the game has absolutely zero to do with DLC. I can say that with all honesty. As for expanding on strengths of the previous games; I think most people will find that it does expand on the strengths of the previous games, when it comes to core gameplay and what the feeling of a Battlefront game is. Just my two cents.
"Please don't make me break what I can and cannot say, but if you think there's anything we're not including in the game to save it for DLC, I can tell you you're 100% wrong. In this project, I've never heard anyone say 'Let's not do this for launch so we can do it as DLC instead'. Ever."
Neilsen also offered bits of information that could further whet the appetite of Star Wars fans. He said the new Star Wars Battlefront "is not a Battlefield re-skin. It's using the Frostbite engine, yes, but not a lot of the Battlefield code." He added that gamers should expect "something different" and they will be able to choose their own destiny as the game progresses instead of the traditional cookie-cutter roles.
He also shared his hope for the Star Wars Battlefront series, "I hope there will be many more Battlefront games, and if DICE continues to work on them, that we'll continue to expand and improve."
Fans of the game who could not wait for its scheduled release, can pre-order Star Wars Battlefront and on December 1st 2015, they will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one week early. All other players will get access to this content on December 8th, 2015.
Star Wars Battlefront key features:
Learn what happened at the Battle of Jakku, which precedes the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2 maps set on the all-new planet of Jakku
7 days early access for those who pre-order Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM
Available as a free download to all players on December 8th, 2015
You can view the trailer of Star Wars Battlefront here.