A Tweet from Electronic Arts has confirmed that Star Wars: Battlefront will focus remain original trilogy only even after the success of The Force Awakens.
We’ve long known that DICE and Electronic Arts don’t have any plans to add units and content from the Star Wars prequels to their recent reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens however, many gamers could perhaps be excused for assuming that the game might capitalize on the new film with some new era DLC. According EA’S official Star Wars Twitter account however, that won’t be the case.
Responding to a fan’s question, Electronic Arts has reiterated that Battlefront will be original trilogy era only. More specifically, the fan asked if there will be any Episode VII content in the next batch of DLC for the game. Writing back, EA said that the game’s development team “is focusing on the original trilogy for this release of Star Wars Battlefront.” You could point to the recent Jakku release as contradicting this but, then again, that was still based within the rough time period of the original trilogy.
While this stance isn’t necessarily surprising given EA and DICE’s decision to keep Battlefront prequel free, it does raise some interesting possibilities for the already planned sequels to the popular multiplayer shooter. For instance, perhaps Battlefront 2 will focus its attention exclusively on the new sequels. Then, when they’ve exhausted all of that content, Battlefront 3 could give us a game based around the famous battles from the prequels (and the Clone Wars TV show please). While you could make a valid argument that EA and DICE should just release updates to the current Battlefront, I’m going to go ahead and say that, if they feel they have to release sequels, I’d actually like that approach. It would allow the current Battlefront to stay relevant while also giving fans a chance to dip their toes in different periods of the Star Wars universe. What do you guys think?