It's no mystery that Star Wars: Battlefront has taken a lot of heat since its release. Many gamers complained about the lack of content, which was only made up for with expensive DLC, and that the game overall isn't very fun. While EA made a ton of money from the Star Wars-based video game, they realized it did not meet its potential.
It has been confirmed that a sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront is currently in the works and is set to release in the fall of 2017, similar to the late November release of the first game in 2015. While we assumed EA would do everything in their power to save the video game franchise, please their fans, and make a boat load of cash, the publisher's chief financial officer of EA, Blake Jorgensen, made it clear that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is currently EA's top priority.
All Efforts Are On The Star Wars: Battlefront Sequel
Speaking at the Nasdaq Investor Program earlier today, Jorgensen revealed some interesting information that indicates EA is not joking around with the Battlefront sequel. He talked about why Star Wars: Battlefront was given so much heat after its release and what EA's plans are for the future.
"We were very excited about how Star Wars [Battlefront] came out last year. It's a beautiful game, people loved it. I think if there was criticism they just wanted more. And so we're taking that criticism to heart as we build the next game and trying to address any of the issues that they had.
The other thing is, we were really working with the old canvas of Star Wars, the old trilogy, we weren't using any of the new materials that came out of [Episode 7] because our game actually came out slightly before the movie. Next year we'll have the opportunity to leverage more of that content from the new movies and we think that'll make the opportunity much larger."
Jorgensen definitely brings up some valid points and reassures those who were rather disappointed that the game was lacking in content and that the full game is an extra $50 via DLC.
Also, it is likely that the team developing the game was rushed to release it before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Therefore, their top priority was to focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game and as a result, the campaign was inadequate.
On top of this, perhaps the most interesting part of Jorgensen's comments was when he stated:
"We won’t have another 'Battlefield' back for a couple of years, next year we’ll have 'Battlefront,' the Star Wars game."
Jorgensen has confirmed that Battlefield 1 will not get a sequel game for a couple more years and that the EA developers will move all their focus towards making Star Wars: Battlefront 2 bigger and better. While fans and gamers across the Internet has expressed their displeasure that we will not get to play another Battlefield game for a couple of years, I believe that this is a great move by EA!
Why Is This A Good Move?
Personally, I really enjoy playing Star Wars: Battlefront and I cannot wait to play the upcoming Rogue One: Scarif DLC. As a huge Star Wars fan, this game's visually-stunning graphics makes it feel like I am in a galaxy far, far away. There is a variety of things I love about the game yet it had potential to be one of the best video games of all time. I believe that EA was proud of their accomplishments made by Battlefront but at the same time were expecting better results.
On the other hand, Battlefield 1 not only managed to meet expectations but exceed them by creating one of the best video games of the year. EA obviously realizes that Battlefield 1 is a success and its lifespan will last a lot longer than Star Wars: Battlefront. Therefore, EA has reached their goal with the Battlefield series and for now, they are pushing it aside and will focus all of its efforts on creating the best Battlefront video game as possible.
I think this is a great move by EA as there is so much potential in the Battlefront franchise that they haven't even touched yet. Not only will they be enhancing the multiplayer features and expanding the content by creating more maps, characters, and guns but they will also put in an equal amount into the campaign. The Star Wars universe is full of amazing stories, characters, and locations that the video game can dive into and explore from a first person point of view. I am really excited to see how the game turns out next fall and I believe EA will not drop the ball.
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