Fans who are looking forward to the follow-up on the smash hit "Star Wars: Battlefront" were treated to some teasers that included a projected release date, by no less than the game's creators.
In a report by Gamespot, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed during an earnings call last Tuesday that the Battlefront sequel will come out around the holiday season of 2017. He also teased that the game will be bigger that its 2015 predecessor, hinting at more hero characters and locations that will bring more excitement to the game.
One of the biggest revelations, though, is the single-player campaign feature, which the video game company has reportedly been placing careful attention on. The announcement confirmed EA's earlier statements regarding the feature.
"We heard the fans loud and clear that the multiplayer was great, but it wasn't enough and they wanted that complete package. So the team has been very focused on delivering that single-player element," said EA's Justin McCully, in a Gamespot report last December.
McCully also confirmed that plans to come up with "Star Wars 1313" will no longer be revived, although some ideas from the stalled game may be used in future Star Wars offerings. The game, together with "Star Wars: First Assault," were canceled as a result of the closing down of LucasArts in 2013 by Disney.
Another feature that fans can look forward to are the "multiple Star Wars eras" that will be part of the game's content. Wilson made special mention of "The Force Awakens" and "Rogue One" as films that helped expand the series. The sequel was also confirmed to be developed by DICE, Motive Studios, and Criterion.
Battlefront, which debuted in 2015, became a big hit. Buoyed by the multiplayer experience it offered, EA was able to sell 14 million copies, a number that Battlefront 2 will look to eclipse, with its new features that include content from the new Star Wars movies. It also became one of the most successful games under the Star Wars franchise to date.