Star Wars Battlefront II has grand ambitions: a deeper and more engaging online competitive mode, battles that will wage across all Star Wars film time periods, and robust new vehicle combat.
But it’s the new single-player campaign that’s sure to catch the eye of series devotees, particularly in its promise to explore that shadowy period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
In the final part of our interview with the game’s senior development staff — including EA Motive’s Mark Thompson and EA Criterion Games’ Matt Webster — we learn more about how EA’s development teams are managing the Herculean expectations that come with developing Star Wars Battlefront II.
Hard to believe that it’s already been more than a month (A whole month!) since EA announced Star Wars Battlefront II at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida.
Though details are still scarce, it’s clear that Battlefront II is shaping up to be an ambitious game that looks to expand upon its predecessor’s popular competitive multiplayer in a host of ways: deeper customization, more playable heroes, and a story-driven, single-player mode.
So we jumped at the chance to spend a few minutes with some of the game’s lead designers, including Mark Thompson, director at EA Motive, and Matt Webster, executive producer at EA Criterion Games.
At Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, representatives from EA DICE, EA Motive Studios, and LucasFilm revealed new footage and tantalizing early details for Star Wars Battlefront II, slated for November 17 on PS4.
The material we saw and heard suggests a shooter that’s far bigger, deeper, and more ambitious than its predecessor. And the introduction of a single-player campaign that looks to be making some bold storytelling choices.
Welcome to Star Wars Battlefront II, with a new story mode taking players on an epic journey from the battle of Endor to the rise of the First Order. The prequels, original trilogy, and new era meet in a vast multiplayer adventure coming to PS4 on November 17 (or November 14 if for players who pre-order the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition).
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