Star Wars: Battlefront – What We Know So Far
Well my Battlefrontians, I am still in shock that after so long, we finally got our day. It is definitely a day to celebrate!!! Mind you, there are still a lot of mixed feelings out there about what direction EA will lean towards when developing our new Battlefront. I think that people are generally very excited and happy that we are getting some kind of new Battlefront and even though this is technically a reboot, I am still going to call this “Battlefront 3”.
So here’s what we know so far (which isn’t very much).
– Developed by DICE
– it will utilize the Frostbite 3 engine
– Frostbite 3 is engineered toward next-gen consoles
EA’s official statement:
Fast forward nearly 10 years and gamers still have many of those same Star Wars gaming fantasies – but now they wish to experience those larger-than-life battles in magnificent high definition, with all of the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity that the next-generation has to offer. Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE on Frostbite 3, will surprise and delight fans yet again with a new experience inside this beloved universe made with our signature DICE craftsmanship and commitment to excellence.
Entry from the official Star Wars Blog:
In their pre-E3 press conference today, Electronic Arts Inc. announced the production of a new entry in the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise, currently titled Star Wars: Battlefront. It is being developed by DICE, creators of the critically-acclaimed Battlefield games, and will utilize the Frostbite 3 engine. As one of the world’s premier video game developers, DICE has the talent and expertise to deliver a Star Wars experience like no other, while pushing the boundaries of what is capable in a video game. The Star Wars: Battlefront series, which we know means so much to fans and gamers, is in good hands.
This is the first official game announced under the new multi-year, multi-title licensing agreement between EA, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Disney Interactive, and will kick off a new era for Star Wars video games. Platform and release information will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on the next installment in the Star Wars: Battlefront series. In the meantime, enjoy the teaser video below, and prepare for battle…
What does this mean for Battlefront3.net? Great things of course! News and rumors as always, but we will see contests, walkthroughs, videos, user content, server hosted games (for pc?), clans, you name it! We are definitely not be going anywhere anytime soon! Yesterday when it was announced, the site went down for a few hours due to the overwhelming amount of traffic.
So stay tuned for more information on the Star Wars: Battlefront!!!! Sweet!
I would love to hear some wishlist ideas on what you’d like to see for the new game, either in the comments here or in our Forums.