With Star Wars: Battlefront already being out for around 7 months, DICE has decided to focus their efforts on the sequel from now on. The sequel is set to release later this year to all major consoles so it is no surprise that DICE is wanting to focus their attention on their next title.
DICE has released a blog post detailing all of this as well as confirming there will be “no future Skirmish content”. Now, if you did not know, Skirmish is a game mode that allows for you to play the Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron modes offline with a friend or by yourself. Basically, it is you, or you and your friend against a team of bots. This may come as bad news since it means you cannot play on split-screen with your friends in Skirmish, however, you can still do so through the co-op missions but not everyone wants to play missions all of the time.
While on the topic of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 or whatever title it will have, EA has released other news regarding it. EA tweeted out an image displaying “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”.
While not too much was said in that statement, some good things come out of it. Being able to play across multiple Star Wars eras would be awesome to see and experience. And it seems as though EA is taking action on feedback by the Battlefront community stating that “we’ve been carefully reading your suggestions on forums, reviewing your feedback on social pages, and using your input to help drive us in creating more authentic Star Wars experiences”.
When Battlefront launched, a lot of people were hesitant about playing it since it was a reboot of the classic Battlefront series we grew to love. Though, the reboot was a success to most people, some might still be hesitant and with EA focusing on authentic experiences, those players should not have to worry.
EA ended their statement by thanking the fans, “we look forward to sharing more with you later this year and thank you for being such a tremendous support of our work in a galaxy far, far away”. What better way to end it then with that classic Star Wars phrase.
Whether you loved the reboot of the Battlefront series or you’re hesitant on buying, let us know your concerns in the comments below for the next title!