DICE Dev’s begged EA to do Star Wars: Battlefront

By Nitro On 24 Jun, 2013 At 12:51 PM | Categorized As Featured, News | With 2 Comments

Good day my fellow Battlefrontians! There still hasn’t been any real new information released on the Star Wars: Battlefront reboot since the announcement at E3 earlier this month. Hopefully, over the next few months EA will be kind enough to sneak us so tidbits to keep us going.

Some intriguing news comes today via an E3 interview by computerandvideogames.com with Patrick Söderlund (executive vice president of the EA Games Label) where they discussed the fate of Star Wars: Battlefront coming to DICE. According to Patrick Söderlund, the DICE developers would “kill” for the chance to make it and pretty well begged EA for the chance!

“So one of your big surprises was DICE working on the new Star Wars: Battlefront. As you said, that’s pretty much a match made in heaven for fans… but those sorts of dream collaborations don’t happen often.

I’m glad you say that because it was almost not happening. It was just something as boring as resources and availability. The DICE guys Karl Magnus Troedsson and Patrick Bach were talking and I told them we were in dialogues with Disney over this deal and they just looked at me and said, “Why haven’t you spoken to us? What are you doing? We want to make Battlefront.”

DICE is a very particular place and they are very proud of what they do and you don’t really tell them what to do. I didn’t anticipate them wanting to work on a license – they’ve always been new IP or their own IP. But they were just like, ‘we would kill to make this game’ and the whole studio started talking about it like, ‘please give us this game’.

That’s when I called Frank [Gibeau, EA Labels boss] and I realised we had something here. ‘If they want it that badly, then the game will be freaking awesome – we have to figure it out’. So we figured it out, we got them the game and it was that simple. They begged to do it, the opportunity was there and that’s exactly why you’ll see a game that will be what it needs to be.”

Knowing that the developers begged for the opportunity is really reassuring for me. It lets me know that they will take care in giving us the best and ultimate Battlefront experience ever! Now I am even more exited for this game!!

He also pointed out and confirmed again, that it will definitely be the DICE Stockholm developers working on the game.

“Can you give us an indication of which key talent are working on the game?

You will have people that have worked on Battlefield for many years on it, you will have Patrick himself involved in it. These are experienced DICE people in Sweden building this game – it’s being built in Stockholm.

When it comes to the actual game, the approach we’re going to take is it’s a rebirth of the brand, it is Star War: Battlefront done the DICE way. The original Battlefront games actually took a lot of inspiration from Battlefield and they’ve been publicly open about that. As the guys said, the game is ‘coming home’. That’s as much as we can say.”

Thanks to our forum member Terrabyte20xx for the heads up!

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  1. Miguel says:

    Please DICE the game cannot be Battlefield but customized as Star Wars. It would be better if you guys make this game a game that we could change from first person for third person and we could choose to be a Jedi or Sith and use our lightsabers. Do as you want, but please, focus on Star Wars, not on Battlefield

  2. mikee says:

    cant wait, im so excited about this game!!

  3. jumpyhat3 says:

    nitro there should be an article that talks about EA games being 80$ and I want your full opinion on this change thank you and have a good day:).

  4. jerry says:

    Please dice don’t make this a battlefield based game it was the best multiplayer game on previous gen this cannot be a star wars battlefield it has to be third person it has to have the playable jedi/sith and space combat otherwise you will destroy everything it stands for i have faith in you please don’t balls it up i beg of you

  5. jumpyhat3 says:

    EA has just announced that their games will cost 80$.

  6. Shawner says:

    is tuggie starting a youtube channel again

  7. Delish says:

    I told everyone that SWBF was a Battlefield based game. No one believed me

  8. jumpyhat3 says:

    I want to sing sweet victory after reading this.

  9. ggctuk says:

    I intend on getting a PS4 and this was one of the titles that cemented that certainty. I’d certainly pay to play this game online, if I had no other alternative (IE they don’t add Instant Action to SP)

  10. I am fine with how much or how little they want to release to us before actual release day,it’s just good news to know that the game is actually on its way

    OT:Can anybody get on the LA forums?,not been able to get on for a day or two now,thinking perhaps they have finally closed down

  11. jdom503 says:

    Just wanna say thanks to Nitro for keeping us updated through it all. You never lost faith brother.

  12. Tuggie says:

    Thanks for the mention. I’m glad to see they really wanted to do it. I think this makes me feel easier about whether or not the developers are battlefront fans.

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