EA’s CFO, Blake Jorgensen, said that Battlefront’s Sequel will arrive a year from now
DICE, Criterion and Motive Studios are working on it together, Motive are making the Campaign.
Motive have Portal designer, Kim Swift, who also worked on Left for Dead.
Motive are headed by Assassins Creed veteran Jade Raymond. This leaves us very happy as Assassins Creed is a single-player story-based series of games, along with Valve’s Portal series, and suggests that we will be getting a campaign. (sinceconfirmed, read below)
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Battlefront 2 Heroes (Speculation & More) – Star Wars Battlefront, 3rd Feb 17
Announced that DICE, Motive and Criterion are working on Battlefront’s sequel, and many developers, including Hero Designer Guillaume Mroz, tweeted that there are working on it:
He’s very excited with our hero list and improvements and looking forward to telling us more.
The game is set to take place in multiple eras, as the EA boss, Andrew Wilson said, during an investor’s call:
‘We’re thrilled to bring a new Star Wars Battlefront game to fans worldwide in 2017 holiday season. In the past two years, Rogue One and The Force Awakens have opened new storylines and captured the imagination of hundreds of millions of Star Wars fans. We’ve listened closely to our passionate Star Wars Battlefront community and have expanded our existing game with more great content and experiences since its launch. As that game continues to thrive, we have also heard our players’ desire for even more depth and progression.
Our next Star Wars Battlefront will be even bigger, taking players into more locations and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars eras. There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single-player campaign and much, much more that we are excited to share with our players in the months ahead. To build a game of this magnitude, we’ve brought together three great studios, DICE, Motive and Criterion, and allowing their areas of expertise to deliver an amazing experience in the next Star Wars Battlefront.’
This transcript also says that the Campaign is confirmed, but we don’t know how many eras it will have in the game. It could have 4, the Prequels (Ep1, 2 and 3), the Original Trilogy (OT) (Ep4, 5 and 6), the Sequels (Ep7, 8 (The Last Jedi, when out) and maybe, as a DLC, Ep9). I said 4, and yes – there could also be (what I call) the Sub-Stories. These are Rogue One, and when it comes out, the yet-to-be-titled Han Solo movie, in 2018, maybe as a DLC or a free update.
WHAT HEROES COULD WE HAVE?
Looking at Battlefront Captures hero art for Battlefront 2, I think we could have:
THE PHANTOM MENACE
Jar Jar Binks
ATTACK OF THE CLONES
REVENGE OF THE SITH
Good Anakin Skywalker
Bad Anakin Skywalker
A NEW HOPE
Grand Moff Tarkin
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
RETURN OF THE JEDI
Jabba the Hutt
Wicket W. Warrick
Darth Vader (scarred)
THE FORCE AWAKENS
Grand Moff Tarkin
(prequels: blue, OT: red, sequels: green, sub-stories: yellow). I have tried my best to name as many different characters as possible, but some films don’t have enough major characters, so I have either gone for a minor character or repeated one if they are a main character in another film as well.
WHEN WILL IT RELEASE?
The date of the Battlefront Sequel release date is unknown – all we know is that it’s coming in Autumn/Fall. This could be any month from September to December.