D.I.C.E.'s Star Wars: Battlefront reboot should be landing in summer of 2015.
When Electronic Arts took the gaming reins of the Star Wars franchise after Disney dissolved LucasArts, many were left wondering what the publisher, and the many studios under its umbrella, would do with the world famous property. The publisher wasted no time providing answers, announcing that Battlefield-developer DICE would be using its multiplayer expertise to reboot the long dormant Battlefront series. Now, EA has lifted the curtain on the game a bit higher and revealed that its targeting a 2015 launch window for the new game.
The announcement came during a stockholders call where EA CFO Blake Jorgensen discussed Star Wars and the Battlefront reboot. "We have partnered with Walt Disney and LucasFilm to develop a whole new generation of Star Wars games for the console as well as for mobile and handheld devices," said Jorgensen. "The first game that we're focused on is Battlefront. It's a traditional game that's done extremely well and this will most likely come out around the same time as the Star Wars movies start to come out, probably in the summer of '15."
While Star Wars devotees likely won't be happy with having the wait being that long, meshing Battlefront's launch with that of Star Wars: Episode VII makes some pretty good sense. Just in terms of simple marketing the game will likely be able to rely on hype from the film to move units. Besides, even if the wait is on the long side, fans might do well to just be happy they're getting a new game. We all know what happened to the last Battlefront, after all.