DICE: New Star Wars Battlefront Creation is “Scary”
Good morning Battlefronians! I hope everyone is still excited for our new Battlefront even though there hasn’t been much news or information released so far. Patrick Bach (DICE Executive Producer) spoke about the studio’s involvement with Star Wars: Battlefront and the extreme pressure that came with working within the Star Wars Universe. I can definitely see how this would be intimidating at first!
“So… that’s pretty cool,” he said. “Who would’ve thought Star Wars would be made in Sweden?”
Bach went on to reveal that employees at DICE were already talking about the project in the weeks leading up to EA acquiring the rights for the series. “It’s quite interesting. For some strange reason – coincidence, I don’t know – we had a discussion at the office about what happened to Battlefront. You know, the old IP that someone else made that was a ripoff of Battlefield. Bastards! We should’ve made it. It was a competition of powers. We couldn’t do both at the same time.”
By a bizarre twist of fate negotiations were already taking place. “For some reason EA was negotiating with Lucas slash Disney, as to whom should make the new Star Wars games. And just a week later it was like, ‘Oh, by the way, that discussion you were having about Star Wars? Do you want to make it?’… ‘Well, yeah.'”
The reality soon set in, though, admitted Bach, “We weren’t as cocky when we got the chance, because to take on something like this is scary, as you can imagine. You can only screw up, right?
“We’ve been promising ourselves if we’re doing this we need to do it right. So trust me, we’re hard at work to figure this one out.”
It’s nice to know that they know the importance of this game and that it needs to be done right! I really can’t wait until more information starts leaking out about the maps, characters, vehicles and well… just about anything that has to do with the game. Now if we could only convince them to do a Knights of the Old Republic 3 as well! Either way the new Battlefront is going to be EPIC!
Star Wars Battlefront is rumoured to release sometime in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.