Star Wars: Battlefront Update Coming Next Month

| 7 May 2014 03:04

Star Wars: Battlefront will finally be breaking radio silence at this year's E3.

It's been a long time since Star Wars: Battlefront fans have gotten their fix. The second game launched almost a decade ago, and while DICE rekindled that excitement with a teaser trailer at last year's E3, we've heard almost nothing substantial since then. Well, that's finally going to change: EA will be showing off Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 2014, along with up to five other EA titles - possibly including the Star Wars projects that Visceral Games and BioWare are quietly developing.

This promise comes from EA CEO Andrew Wilson. Wilson was asked about the status of EA's Star Wars projects in an investor call, to which he responded that Star Wars: Battlefront "and other new projects in development" are being prepared for appearances at E3. That means we only have to wait for about a month before getting a real look at Battlefront on the Frostbite engine.

E3 2014 is slated for June 10-12, though the press conferences will kick off a day before the expo proper. EA's press conference has been confirmed for June 9 at 12 p.m., so if they want to wow us with a Battlefront reveal, that's likely where they'll do it - be sure to tune in. Our Bothan spies will, of course, be reporting on the event as it happens.

Source: Polygon

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Squilookle:

mirage202:

E3 footage is more commonly being outed as heavily touched up, entirely unrepresentative of the final product which in turn means that there is very chance we are going to be getting 'a real look' at anything.

With any luck, that will mean that someone outside EA worked out that the Hoth battle didn't happen in a freaking blizzard like in the teaser, and the skies will be nice and clear in the game

Dragonlayer:
Put spacecraft back into air support roles a'la BF1, expand on the actual space battles from BF2 and I'm sold.

Agreed. All I'll ever do in the game is be an Imperial or Rebel fighter pilot, or run around as a standard stormtrooper or Rebel dude. That's all I need, and if they can be combined all at once, with multiplayer bots, then I'm sold.

Definitely needs multiplayer bots though.

Same here; so many different classes and all I ever did was run around as a standard soldier or strafe/kamikaze as a pilot. It was the absolute height of lunacy trying to make a difference as a sniper: too many hundreds of enemies and too many of them rolling around like crazy.

They can't skip the bots! I don't even froth with rage at the very mention of EA and I'd be pissed off if they tried to give us 12 a side only battles!

Jasper van Heycop:

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

Except that, by default, both previous battlefronts start in first person, trust me I reinstalled Battlefront 2 today. You have to go into the options menu to change perspective to 3rd person. But the option does need to be there, otherwise it wouldn't be Battlefront (though I personally prefer first person).

Also: Health and ammo pickups, regen is for pussies!

On the PC, yes, it is default first person. But I grew up with the PS2 version of Battlefront. It just plays better in 3rd person, even on the PC.

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

Except that, by default, both previous battlefronts start in first person, trust me I reinstalled Battlefront 2 today. You have to go into the options menu to change perspective to 3rd person. But the option does need to be there, otherwise it wouldn't be Battlefront (though I personally prefer first person).

Also: Health and ammo pickups EA, regen is for pussies!

Racecarlock:
I remember when I saw footage of a leaked alpha of what was then called battlefront 3. Just keep it like that. KEEP IT LIKE THAT, but just polish it enough for an AAA release, and we're good. Seamless space to ground combat would rule.

Also don't make skirmish modes multiplayer only.

Hero in a half shell:
This is one of the few games that will seriously tempt me to end my EA "boycott".

Fortunately I have faith that EA/DICE will manage to royally mess it all up taking the 3rd person wave generator gameplay of BF2 and turning it into a generic, buggy 1st person K/D fest, with obnoxious marketing and a pathetic amount of maps with a million DLC map packs/microtransaction level-ups.

Come on EA, I believe you can ruin it all forever!

both of these hardcore. The battlefront 3 you could find on those leaked clips looked like an updated battlefront 2 (which to holy heavens, is what everyone wanted.) and would've been the easiest money in the world EA could've made at this point.

Yet, as far as presumptions go, this will be star wars: battlefrontfield: first person deluxe ultra mega edition

For once, if they just take the shortcut and copy pasta battlefront 2 into the new engine, they'd have my money...

Knowing EA, they're going to screw this up somehow. Either they'll push it so quickly through production that it'll come out as a mediocre, bug-ridden mess, or make it a downgrade from previous games in terms of gameplay and maps, or both. Expect no mod support and tons of microtransactions.

Still, considering that DICE, the makers of the very game that inspired Battlefront in the first place, actually begged to make this game, I'll going to give them a chance. So I'm cautiously optimistic here.

Hero in a half shell:
This is one of the few games that will seriously tempt me to end my EA "boycott".

Fortunately I have faith that EA/DICE will manage to royally mess it all up taking the 3rd person wave generator gameplay of BF2 and turning it into a generic, buggy 1st person K/D fest, with obnoxious marketing and a pathetic amount of maps with a million DLC map packs/microtransaction level-ups.

Come on EA, I believe you can ruin it all forever!

DON'T...encourage them. They might actually do it otherwise!

This is one of the few games that will seriously tempt me to end my EA "boycott".

Fortunately I have faith that EA/DICE will manage to royally mess it all up taking the 3rd person wave generator gameplay of BF2 and turning it into a generic, buggy 1st person K/D fest, with obnoxious marketing and a pathetic amount of maps with a million DLC map packs/microtransaction level-ups.

Come on EA, I believe you can ruin it all forever!

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

A trillion times this.

OT: I honestly don't have my hopes up really high for BF 2014. EA has an EXTREMELY poor track record when it comes to "reboots" of older game franchises. Remember what they did to Syndicate?

If there's one thing I want them to fix is that, in Battlefront II (which I've been playing since I picked it up cheap on Steam), the enemy AI seem to know exactly where you're aiming with your scope, and will literally "dance" with your aiming reticule.

I don't want them to just sit like lame ducks, but I don't want to be able to make them dance the can-can while trying to headshot them, either.

EDIT:

Neronium:

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

This is pretty much my stance on it as well. Battlefront games are 3rd person shooter gold, and having it be in first person would be terrible I say. That's the main thing that will keep me from buying the game.

Unless they decide to implement a cover-system for the third person shooting. Because, honestly, fuck that.

Nowhere Man:

It can have both again and I'd appreciate that. I would switch back and forth all the time in Battlefront 1 and 2. If they do that though I hope they implement it so you can change it on the fly and not have to exit a game like I remember having had to.

That being said if I had to choose I'd prefer 3rd person.

Having both wouldn't be bad. My main concern though is that they would make it that it is just strictly a 1st person shooter only, and I feel doing that would hurt the game a lot.

Neronium:

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

This is pretty much my stance on it as well. Battlefront games are 3rd person shooter gold, and having it be in first person would be terrible I say. That's the main thing that will keep me from buying the game.

It can have both again and I'd appreciate that. I would switch back and forth all the time in Battlefront 1 and 2. If they do that though I hope they implement it so you can change it on the fly and not have to exit a game like I remember having had to.

That being said if I had to choose I'd prefer 3rd person.

Soviet Heavy:
Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

This is pretty much my stance on it as well. Battlefront games are 3rd person shooter gold, and having it be in first person would be terrible I say. That's the main thing that will keep me from buying the game.

Was excited right up until it said "EA".

I won't trust anything on Frostbite 3 after all the Battlefield 4 bugs. That still haven't all been fixed.

Default 3rd Person view or I'm not buying it.

I remember when I saw footage of a leaked alpha of what was then called battlefront 3. Just keep it like that. KEEP IT LIKE THAT, but just polish it enough for an AAA release, and we're good. Seamless space to ground combat would rule.

Also don't make skirmish modes multiplayer only.

Any bets that the E3 presentation will feature full-size mock-ups of speederbikes in order to distract from the lack of gameplay footage?

In Battlefront 2 was the land and space battles seperate? I remember fighting and then jumping in ships to fighting in space. Maybe that level just started in a huge ship. Anyway, i would like that in the next one with both space and land battles happening at the same time so you could take off and attack land targets and then fly off into space to deal with enemy ships that were bombarding the planet. Would make for exciting battles, especially when online with loads of players.

Man... Why does this have to be EA? :(

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