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!
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.
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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