Star Wars: Battlefront IS Being Developed by Battlefield Devs!
This just in Battlefrontians! I totally contradicted my last post by saying that the new Star Wars: Battlefront will be developed by the new Los Angeles DICE studio. It turnes out that www.computerandvideogames.com has just learned and confirmed that Vetern Battlefield Developers will be developing the new Battlefront in their Stockholm studio.
“It was almost not happening,” said Söderlund of the deal with Disney that made the new Battlefront game possible.
“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’.”
Söderlund went on, “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’.”
He later said that “people that have worked on Battlefield for many years” including “Patrick [Bach] himself” are working on the new title, teased for the first time during the EA conference on Monday. “These are experienced DICE people in Sweden building this game – it’s being built in Stockholm,” he confirmed.
Thanks to Omar in our comments section for the heads up!
Sweet! It’s nice to know that our long time waited Battlefront will be worked on by the veterans that brought us Battlefield!