Why this has Piqued our Interest
First Gameplay and Survival Mode: First things first - This game looks FANTASTIC. DICE have taken the Frostbite 3 engine used in their Battlefield series and really pushed it to 11. Those visuals, combined with the spot on audio work and terrific use of the original score means that this title screams Star Wars - BIG grins all round whilst watching it. Whilst the demo does seem a bit scripted at times, I feel it does a good job at retaining an organic feel and reminds me of times playing the battlefield series - Whether that’s a good thing or not remains to be seen. Fingers crossed the game has enough differences to still feel fresh after years of playing those titles.
Star Wars™Battlefront™ will be released on November 20, 2015 In the UK (the 17th for North America and 19th for Europe)
Full press release below
“Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe,” said Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront. “To be working on a Star Warsproject and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor.Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing.”
Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku*, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free† content on December 8, 2015.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available in the United Kingdom on November 20 (North America on November 17 and starting November 19 in Europe) for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One™, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Origin™ for PC. To join the Star Wars Battlefront conversation please visit https://www.facebook.com/EAStarWars.uk , follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/EAStarWars or sign up for the official EA Star Wars newsletter at http://starwars.ea.com/en_GB/newsletter