EA Does Not Want a Star Wars: “Battlefield”
Good day my fellow Battlefrontians! As the excitement of the newly announced Star Wars: Battlefront starts to settle down a bit, we can expect the news and rumours to start to trickle out quite frequently. Our forum members are building the ultimate “Wish list” that we hope that EA DICE may take some ideas from, so if you have some ideas of your own, feel free to drop by the forums and input your ideas.
Today’s tidbit comes courtesy of IGN.com:
“We don’t want Star Wars plus Battlefield,” said Bach, “because that would be boring, right?” DICE seemed like the obvious choice to revive the much-troubled Battlefront franchise. Fans weren’t the only ones who wanted it. Bach says that “LucasArts wanted us to build a Battlefront game.”
But what will DICE’s Battlefront actually be?
“In general, we wouldn’t build a game that is a copy of someone else’s game,” Bach told IGN. “We couldn’t do that. We’re too stubborn and too annoying for people to think we could do that.” Star Wars: Battlefront is still in the earliest of stages at DICE, so it is still “figuring out what we want to build” while it “looks at the history of the Battlefront franchise to reverse engineer it…to find out what it was supposed to be.”
I’ve seen a lot of people come out and say the do not want new Battlefront to be a “Star Wars: Battlefield” so to speak. Personally, I really like the Battlefield series, so I wouldn’t really mind a Battlefront with a Battlefield perspective.
Our forums (thanks Kelevra) have also reminded us that DICE LA is a new studio and is not the studio that made Battlefield. The new studio brings in team members from Danger Close, originally called Dreamworks Interactive, and that was purchased by EA back in 2000.
From Playstation Lifestyle:
The most interesting aspect to this story is that EA will be handing over its newly-acquired Star Wars license to DICE LA. They will be working on a Star Wars game, and while I’m sure many are hoping for another entry in the Battlefront series, it is far too early to confirm if this game will be part of an existing franchise or a new game in its own right.
Lets hear some thoughts and opinions!