Finally! Some rumours are starting to leak out of the tightly sealed vault that is Star Wars: Battlefront! According to VG247.com, makingstarwars.net has released quite a lengthy list of what they claim are “rumor” only.
First up on the list are these nice gems:
Star Wars Battlefront will feature segments in which you play as both the good guys (Old Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). It was specifically stated that there will be a small portion of prequel trilogy content. You will participate in a couple of battles from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the space battle above Corsucant from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
The majority of the campaign will take place during the original trilogy era. All of the battles and settings that you would expect to be there will be playable. It was said that the campaign itself is pretty long when compared to other first person shooters.
There will be some segments of the campaign which take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There won’t be a lot because in their words “Lucasfilm has a lot of plans for that era.”
The last section of the campaign takes place before and during the opening segments of The Force Awakens. Don’t expect anything too revealing, because the game is expected to ship about a month before the movie releases.
For both the Republic (that’s what the good guys are being called in the production here) and Empire sections you will be playing characters that actually appear in The Force Awakens.
I am really liking the idea that this game may tie into the new Star Wars movie in various ways. Not only is it great promotion for the movie, it also gives you a chance to interact and play with actual characters that could potentially be in the movie.
The next bit of goodies revolve mainly around the multi-player aspect of the game.
Space to land battles are absolutely happening, but will only be available in certain game modes.
There will be a “hero” system in place, where as you play you accumulate points that you can eventually cash in to play as a “hero” character. These characters are extremely powerful and have abilities that are not available to the normal characters that you play for most of the matches. The system is constantly in flux, but as it is now, pretty much everyone have a chance to play as a hero at least once per match.
The Downloadable Content plan for the game is “extremely aggressive”. Expect up to five DLC packs for the game, with the first coming out before the end of 2015. Each pack will be themed, with the first two or three being exclusively based around content from The Force Awakens.
Oh yeah! 64 Player multi-player!! I kind of like the “hero” system idea, but it’s not really one of the more exciting perks of this list in my option and I’m not really surprised much by the downloadable content.
Of course this is all unconfirmed rumours but it’s definitely a great start if the information deems to be worthy.
I would love to here all of your comments on these rumours!! So get posting 🙂